Enterasys and iboss Announce K-12 Solution for Easy Web and Application Filtering

   Enterasys and iboss Announce K-12 Solution for Easy Web and Application
                                  Filtering

Joint Solution Allows School Districts to Provide Access to Content Based
onUser, Location, or Classroom

PR Newswire

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 5, 2012

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communications Company, today announced a partnership with iboss
Securityto provide easy-to-manage dynamic location-based application
filtering for K-12 school districts. The combined solution of Enterasys
Mobile IAMBYOD and iboss Enterprise SWG Web Filters allows school districts
to provide access to the Internet, applications, and content based on user,
location, or classroom without impeding learning.

In the past, school districts were forced to use web filters that severely
restrict access to web sites and applications, limiting the learning potential
the Internet provides. According to the recently-releasedAmerican
Association of School Librarians(AASL) annual survey, 52 percent of schools
complain that filtering impedes student research and 42 percent find it
discounts the social aspects of learning. On the other side though, 50 percent
indicated that filtering decreased the number of potential distractions.

"Today's K-12 students and faculty absolutely need access to the Internet to
leverage the significant advantages it brings to the learning environment, but
enabling optimal access while protecting students and complying with
regulations requires a multi-pronged approach that includes training,
monitoring, and flexible controls. More specifically, web access needs to be
tailored by device, student, and location, among other factors," said Vala
Afshar, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer at Enterasys
Networks. "Our already comprehensive suite of solutions for K-12 school
districts now includes a new joint solution designed to help districts
successfully manage Internet and application access to a vast number of
devices in an environment of diverse needs by combining the Enterasys Mobile
IAM BYOD solution with iboss Enterprise SWG Web Filters."

Enterasys Mobile IAM and iboss Integration Highlights:

  oDynamic directory-based group and user policy determined by location and
    time-of-day allowing a student to have different access if they are in the
    cafeteria vs. the classroom and at the end of the day vs. during class
    time
  oReal-time inventory by campus-based locations so you can determine where
    the iPads and other devices are located and what activities are occurring
    as well as the specific device type and whether the connection is wired or
    wireless
  oComprehensive reporting with detailed activity information including user,
    device, location, web and bandwidth activities to easily monitor behaviors
  oSeamless authentication based upon initial login of user or device
    allowing users to login once instead of throughout the day in BYOD (Bring
    Your Own Device) situations

"At Hardin County we are preparing our schools to be ready for a 1:1 computing
environment for our students," said Steve Boone, Computer Operations Manager
at Hardin County (Ky.) Schools. "Prior to implementing the Enterasys Mobile
IAM/iboss integration it was extremely difficult to safely provide Internet
access to the student devices, requiring a complex and difficult-to-manage
network configuration. Now with the integration, the network is much simpler,
easier to manage, and flexible to modify as needs change."

"Like most organizations, the growing use of mobile and fixed devices by
faculty, teachers and students in K-12 schools challenges districts to balance
the protection of students on school property with an openness to promote
educational value and inquiry through the use of mobile technologies," said
Paul Martini, CEO at iboss. "The joint Enterasys-iboss Security solution
offers the flexibility required to meet today's instruction needs without
additional burden to the district IT staff."

Enterasys, iboss Security and Hardin County Schools will be presenting a
webinarin conjunction with District Administration magazine on December 11,
2012 on the benefits of location-based filtering in K-12.

Resources

  oEnterasys Social Media Newsroom
  oEnterasys OneFabric
  oRegister for District Administration webinar: "Implementing dynamic
    location-based Internet content filtering in your district"
  oEnterasys Mobile IAM
  oEnterasys K-12 Solutions

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
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 communicationsand
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.

About iboss
ibossSecurity provides compliance management products used to identify,
manage, and control access of the network. Its Secure Web Gateway line
provides Internet access and application control, bandwidth management,
Firewall, Internet access logging and archive, DLP, event collection and
management. With advanced endpoint DLP, companies can gain insight to
potential threats in real time.iboss Security markets to defense, utilities,
financial, health care, and education. Learn more at http://www.iboss.com.

Contact: Jason King           Amanda Jones
         Enterasys Networks   Connect Public Relations
         +1 978.684.1847      +1 801.373.7888
         jaking@enterasys.com amandaj@connectpr.com

SOURCE Enterasys Networks

Website: http://www.enterasys.com
Website: http://www.iboss.com
 
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