Milwaukee School of Engineering Selects Enterasys IdentiFi™ Wireless for Campus-wide Mobility Private university benefits from improved speed and availability with Enterasys products
ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced that the Milwaukee School of Engineering is using Enterasys solutions to provide improved Wi-Fi coverage for its 12 campus buildings, supporting 2,500 students and 500 faculty members. The school needed to update its old equipment to improve security and support the growing number of devices students were using, turning to Enterasys to meet those needs.
"We knew it was time to deploy more current solutions, and we looked at several vendors," noted Paul Fabian, network security administrator at MSOE. "A colleague at a neighboring college recommended Enterasys, and they came in committed to solving our problems and creating the most efficient network, rather than just offer the most expensive solutions."
MSOE was replacing old controllers that had no encryption capability, and adding new access points that had to work with existing infrastructure elements, to ensure coverage for all their classrooms. Meanwhile, students had been bringing in their own routers because of poor coverage, causing network traffic problems. With the two controllers, 110 access points and switches provided by Enterasys, however, the university is able to accommodate more students than ever before, while offering greatly improved reliability.
"We've gone from accommodating 300 or so students on our wireless network at peak times, to the point where we can comfortably handle triple that capacity," noted Fabian. "I no longer have to worry about the network, and we can evaluate new initiatives, such as the possibility of adding wireless access to student dorms."
"Enterasys offers the education market wired and wireless solutions to address the challenges and risks that come with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, said Vala Afshar, CMO & Chief Customer Officer at Enterasys Networks. "The typical college student today has between two and five personal devices, including a Smartphone, music player, PC, tablet, and portable game console. They want access to wireless and uninterrupted service to operate their devices. Enterasys solutions enable higher ed institutions to deliver quality wireless networking technology that benefits the students, faculty and administration on campus."
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Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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