Network solutions for educational institutions

Internet-based research, online collaboration, interactive learning methods, access to resources from any location - universities have to offer more than just a well stocked library to attract the best students.

Students learn faster when they work with digital media. This was the result of a representative survey in 2011. A prerequisite for using digital media in the classroom is broadband Internet access, if possible by wireless.

Solution

A number of projects in the education sector are based on VPN and wireless-LAN solutions from LANCOM, including:

  • Secure Internet access
  • Wireless LAN for education, research and administration
  • Mobile access via eduroam
  • Site connectivity with VPN

LANCOM offers:

  • Multi-SSID/ VLAN-capable high-speed WLAN access points for indoor and outdoor use
  • Internet access & VPN routers and VPN gateways for secure Internet access and site-to-site connectivity
  • LANCOM Content Filter, e.g. to block illegal contents (for Access Points, Router, Gateways & Controller)
  • Hotspot solutions for public access accounts
  • Hyper-integrated network management with LANCOM Management Cloud for highest automation and security
  • Smart WLAN controllers for central, automatic management of access points, including those at remote sites
  • Sophisticated redundancy concepts for highest availability of the WLAN, the Internet, and of VPN connections

Security & Stability

A large number of users with different access rights work with the networks at schools and universities. LANCOM provides comprehensive security mechanisms to protect your internal resources from unauthorized access and to prevent the interception of WLAN data traffic. These mechanisms include:

  • Complete protection of the WLAN with WPA3/802.11i encryption and authentication as per 802.1X/EAP
  • Support of Multi-SSID and dynamic VLAN allocation to securely divide the network into multiple logical networks (network virtualization)
  • Protection of internet access against misuse by content-control software
  • Inter-site 24/7 monitoring of WLAN security policies by the LANCOM WLAN controller, including certificate-based authentication of access points
  • State-of-the-art network security with LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls (Antivirus/Malware Protection, Sandboxing, IDS/IPS)

Advantages

 

Several universities at home and abroad are working with wireless-LAN and VPN solutions from LANCOM. They benefit from performance products that offer numerous advantages, including:

  • The complete infrastructure (Router, Switches, WLAN, Access Points, Firewalls) from a single source
  • Secure separation and authentication of the different user groups in the network (Multi-SSID, VLAN, RADIUS)
  • Lower operating costs due to central, standardized management of all access points, including those at remote sites
  • Highest investment protection thanks to free firmware updates throughout the entire product life cycle
  • Maximum investment protection with free lifetime updates
  • Active support in all phases of your planning: Conceptualization, installation & operation
  • NEW: LANCOM offers special conditions for schools, universities and research institutes.Find out more about our
    “Education NOW!” program.

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References

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