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Making the Wi-Fi Network Fast and Secure

Wed 26th Apr, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Marconi Lecture Theatre, Kimmeridge House (Behind Poole House). (Map)

Synopsis

Universities and Colleges have to address the challenge of meeting the expectations of the Wi-Fi user whilst sometimes doing so in ancient, listed buildings with solid structures, high user densities and contention from many sources of spectral interference. The Wi-Fi solution needs to be an aesthetically pleasing and flexible in its deployment, provide high signal penetration and automatically adapt to the ever-changing RF environment.

As Wi-Fi has moved to becoming the first choice of network access with multiple devices per user, the play has moved from coverage to capacity and the Wi-Fi network infrastructure must be able to cope with the high device density and traffic demands placed on it by today's rich multi-media content.

In recent years there has also been a huge shift away from establishment owned computing devices to personal device use. With many different devices types, OS's and browsers, securing access to the network edge has become a challenge. A network edge access security platform can provide simple onboarding to set-and-forget secure wired and Wi-Fi networks (eduroam or private networks), policy and device controls and comprehensive guest access functionality. Such products can also interoperate with other network security platforms such as Firewalls and Content Filters to provide edge-to-core security policies.

About the Speaker - Eddie Felmer, Brocade Networks

Eddie Felmer is a senior pre-sales engineer with the Network Edge Business Unit of Brocade Networks. He has 3 decades of IT industry experience covering a broad range of technologies from server systems, networking infrastructure, security and other network services.

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Like all our events this event is free.

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