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Campus Network Management

IPSIP – Febuary 2023

Whether in France or anywhere else, universities are no exception to the digital challenge. As CIOs, you know better than anyone that managing a campus’s IT systems is no easy task !

Whether it’s students cramming for exams, professors researching the next big breakthrough, or researchers collaborating on groundbreaking projects, everyone at the university needs to be connected – and fast! As CIO, we need to ensure that the network runs like a well-oiled machine, keeping everyone online and informed.

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the constant growth in traffic? Do you feel like you’re running out of time? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

This article delves into an Campus Network Management solution designed to empower you to conquer the challenges you confront.

What is it? It’s a groundbreaking solution that will transform the way you manage your IT networks. Picture a powerful and intuitive tool that empowers you to:

  • Manage your networks with ease
  • Enhance data security
  • Reduce costs
  • And much more

How to Enhance the Performance, Security, and Cost-effectiveness of a University Network?

University traffic and its challenges.

We acknowledge the mounting pressure on university IT networks, particularly from the growing number of users, devices and applications.

University IT departments face a multitude of challenges in their endeavor to meet user needs, ranging from budgetary constraints to the demands of staying at the forefront of technology while ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.

Let’s take a look at the main challenges you face:

Traffic explosion

Bandwidth-hungry applications and an increasing number of users are causing network traffic to explode.

Diversity of devices

Students, teachers and staff use a wide variety of devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and connected objects.

Prioritizing critical applications

CIO struggles to prioritize applications based on their contribution to the core missions of teaching and research, often in competition with non-essential applications like entertainment.

Limited visibility

Encrypted traffic makes it difficult to identify applications and users.

Evolving cyber threats

DDoS attacks, malware and ransomware are a constant threat to network security.

ITM - Intelligent Traffic management

Intelligent Traffic Manager

ITM – Intelligent Traffic management – is a solution based on Sandvine’s ActiveLogic platform.

Tailored to meet the distinct challenges facing universities, this adaptable solution empowers you to unlock performance gains, enhance security, and optimize the cost-effectiveness of your network.

Is the ITM solution compatible with the specific needs of your infrastructure? That’s a good question! To give you an answer, we’ve listed a few use cases:

Prioritizing critical applications

Keeping critical learning and research apps running smoothly is essential! That’s why guaranteeing bandwidth for e-learning platforms, collaboration tools, and research systems is a must.

Manage bandwidth

You want to limit access to entertainment applications that can distract or hog bandwidth, such as video streaming or online games.

Ensuring network security

You need to detect and block DDoS attacks, malware and even ransomware. 

Analyse traffic

You also need to gain complete visibility of network traffic and identify trends and anomalies.

Optimizing network performance

You need to improve network performance by identifying and resolving congestion problems.

ITM is the all-in-one solution to strengthen your university network and make your life easier. Have you identified one or more issues you would like to resolve?

How does it work and what are the benefits?

Specifically, what does this mean for you?

Traffic classification

Identifies and categorizes all users, devices and applications on the network in real time.

Bandwidth control

Allows you to define rules to limit and prioritize traffic.

Traffic analysis

Provides reports and dashboards to view and analyze network traffic.

Threat detection

Detects cyber threats and blocks attacks.

Machine Learning

Uses artificial intelligence to automate tasks and optimize performance.

 

What are the benefits? 

Sandvine’s intelligent traffic manager solution offers several advantages to universities:

Improved network performance. 

The solution reduces congestion and improves latency for critical applications.

Enhanced network security. 

It protects against cyber threats and minimizes the risk of data breaches.

Optimisation of resources.

Costs are greatly reduced by optimizing the use of bandwidth.

Increased visibility.

The solution provides a complete view of network traffic for better decision-making.

Simplified management. 

Finally, it automates tasks and simplifies network management.

To conclude,

Sandvine’s Intelligent Traffic manager solution is an essential tool for university CIOs facing growing network challenges. This solution helps to improve the performance, security and profitability of the university network.

Do you have any questions on a subject covered in this article? Don’t hesitate to contact us, our experts will be delighted to answer them.