What Allied Telesis networking solutions offer to education providers?

Allied Telesis products optimize your technology investments by fully integrating with existing systems and applications. As education needs change, your network can easily adapt, because our products provide highly efficient and progressive infrastructure, designed to fulfill your needs.

Connected classrooms, connected campuses and connected futures. Teachers and students rely heavily on technology to add value and enhance the learning experience. We deliver next-level performance and accessibility for classrooms and mobile users while ensuring sensitive data is kept secure. We automate network management for reduced cost and human resources, increased contingency capacity and data security.

Easy authentication : Students, teachers and administrators need to be logged in independently from a wired or wireless connection, without user interference and always with the correct access rights.

High performance : A strict control of student traffic ensures a constant and flexible connection to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Easy management : Network updates are constantly arising. A network management system must be able to automate activity to lower human resource, on the go.

Threats blocked: Educational organizations must protect networks and students from threats. Traditional security models do not provide protection from attacks coming from “inside” via an infected laptop, tablet or any IoT device.

Facilitate access to information and resources, yet maintain the security of confidential data. Provide secure network access to offsite staff and students.

Protect your valuable data from network threats both inside and outside of your network. Be easy to configure, manage, and troubleshoot, minimizing costly administration and downtime.

Centralizing network administration greatly reduces the need for full time IT experts, while increasing security and robustness.

Education organizations are increasingly becoming a target for cyber criminals. Secure connections to online resources and the Internet, protecting both the network and students from inappropriate material and malicious threats, are now mandatory for any education institute.

The traditional security models that focus on preventing attacks from getting inside the network no longer provide enough protection, since attacks can easily come from inside the network via an infected laptop, tablet or any IoT device directly connected on the wired or wireless access network.

In parallel, attackers have increased in sophistication, and threats now come in so many forms that maintaining a secure yet effective network has become a time-consuming and costly challenge.

While the traditional firewall-based approach can detect and block most threats and viruses coming from the Internet, it shows limitations once the attack comes from inside the network. At this stage, the attack will spread east/west on the network (I.e., from one connected device to another), where it can be detected by the firewall only once the threat tries to cross the border to the internet. Once the threat is detected an administrator can be alerted and remediation can begin. Unfortunately, the remediation process often depends on human resources, with reaction times ranging from minutes, hours or even days, depending on resource availability and skills.

Schools in the USA experienced 122 cyberattacks in 2018, including data breaches, phishing scams and ransomware attacks. Therefore, cybersecurity continues to be a top priority for education chief information officers.