Nipissing University Chooses Fluke Networks' AirMagnet Enterprise to Help
Overcome BYOD and Wireless Security Challenges
IT staff manage, optimize and secure access to wireless network for more than
EVERETT, Wash., April 5, 2013
EVERETT, Wash., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nipissing University, a leading
Canadian public liberal arts university, has selected Fluke Networks'
AirMagnet Enterprise to help manage and optimize wireless network performance
and security, and ensure smart device connectivity and usage across its three
Fast, reliable and secure wireless is a growing expectation for university
students and staff, and without it, the university experience doesn't make the
grade. With more than 530 access points (APs), thousands of network and mobile
devices, and more than 6,000 users, Nipissing University's IT staff needed a
dedicated performance and security monitoring system to meet its requirements.
"Ensuring the performance, along with the security, of our wireless networks
can be challenging especially with the increase in smart devices and bandwidth
consumption," said Greg Seamen, manager of infrastructure support at Nipissing
University. "Not only do we have to meet student and staff expectations, but
we also need to proactively ensure we're meeting certain compliance standards
and protecting our users from vulnerabilities and threats. AirMagnet
Enterprise gives us the insight we need and the ability to monitor 24x7 so we
can deliver a network that matches the level of excellence offered by our
The university's IT department worked hard to keep pace with the flood of new
smart devices in the classroom and other new wireless technology in student
housing, resulting in a reactionary approach to troubleshooting. The team
faced challenges around unpredictable AP traffic, rogue devices, interference,
competing channel usage, the threat of malicious attacks, and even PCI
"The use of wireless on our campus has moved at a staggering pace. Our team
was constantly in a reactionary mode fixing problems submitted by students and
staff, and we needed the right tools and systems to get to a proactive state
of readiness," Seamen said. "In order to meet the needs of the university, we
needed a solution that gave us complete insight so we could manage usage and
connectivity, find rogues, identify interference, proactively plan network
expansion, and secure the network. AirMagnet Enterprise is that solution."
For more information on AirMagnet Enterprise or to arrange a demo, visit the
About Nipissing University
Nipissing University's main campus is located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada,
and serves more than 6,000 students across three campuses in North Bay,
Muskoka and Brantford. Established in 1967, and with its roots in education
extending back more than a century, the university received its charter as an
independent university in 1992. It is a primary undergraduate university with
a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, sciences and
professional programs. For more information, please visit
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring
solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and
applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks'
products and expertise to help solve today's toughest issues and emerging
challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data
centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more
than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call
+1 (425) 446-4519.
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SOURCE Fluke Networks
Contact: Kerry Desberg, Fluke Networks, +1-425-231-9529,
Kerry.Desberg@FlukeNetworks.com; Justin Hall, VOXUS PR for Fluke Networks,
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