Milwaukee School of Engineering Selects Enterasys IdentiFi™ Wireless for Campus-wide Mobility

   Milwaukee School of Engineering Selects Enterasys IdentiFi™ Wireless for
                             Campus-wide Mobility

Private university benefits from improved speed and availability with
Enterasys products

PR Newswire

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 11, 2012

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communications Company, today announced that the Milwaukee School
of Engineering is using Enterasys solutions to provide improved Wi-Fi coverage
for its 12 campus buildings, supporting 2,500 students and 500 faculty
members. The school needed to update its old equipment to improve security and
support the growing number of devices students were using, turning to
Enterasys to meet those needs.

"We knew it was time to deploy more current solutions, and we looked at
several vendors," noted Paul Fabian, network security administrator at MSOE.
"A colleague at a neighboring college recommended Enterasys, and they came in
committed to solving our problems and creating the most efficient network,
rather than just offer the most expensive solutions."

MSOE was replacing old controllers that had no encryption capability, and
adding new access points that had to work with existing infrastructure
elements, to ensure coverage for all their classrooms. Meanwhile, students had
been bringing in their own routers because of poor coverage, causing network
traffic problems. With the two controllers, 110 access points and switches
provided by Enterasys, however, the university is able to accommodate more
students than ever before, while offering greatly improved reliability.

"We've gone from accommodating 300 or so students on our wireless network at
peak times, to the point where we can comfortably handle triple that
capacity," noted Fabian. "I no longer have to worry about the network, and we
can evaluate new initiatives, such as the possibility of adding wireless
access to student dorms."

"Enterasys offers the education market wired and wireless solutions to address
the challenges and risks that come with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
phenomenon, said Vala Afshar, CMO & Chief Customer Officer at Enterasys
Networks. "The typical college student today has between two and five personal
devices, including a Smartphone, music player, PC, tablet, and portable game
console. They want access to wireless and uninterrupted service to operate
their devices. Enterasys solutions enable higher ed institutions to deliver
quality wireless networking technology that benefits the students, faculty and
administration on campus."

Resources

  oMilwaukee School of Engineering case study
  oEnterasys Higher Education Solutions
  oEnterasys Social Media Newsroom

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.

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
 
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