Broward College Selects Modcomp to Deploy High-Performance Enterasys Networks Solution Across its 11 Campuses and Learning

Broward College Selects Modcomp to Deploy High-Performance Enterasys Networks
Solution Across its 11 Campuses and Learning Annexes

DAVIE, Fla., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deerfield Beach, Florida-based
Modcomp was selected by Broward College to provide a total network solution
for its entire array of campuses and learning center environments across
Broward County. Replacing Broward's aged network infrastructure not only
supports today's complex needs, but also enables the College's modest-sized
staff to properly manage and control every aspect of the environment serving
its 65,000 students and faculty. For the encompassing multimillion dollar
enterprise project, Modcomp partnered with vendor Enterasys Networks to design
a management system offering an efficient mix of quality design, service
levels, superior accessibility and flexibility, and the ability to meet the
school's functional requirements. It includes equipment, installation,
training and ongoing support for the College's IT staff.

"This is a complex undertaking because of the scope of the project," notes
Victor Dellovo, president and CEO of CSP, Inc., Modcomp's parent company. "The
eleven separate locations need to be administered at one Data Center using a
'single pane of glass' Network Management System, so that one click causes
many actions across the entire network, deploying configurations and policies
to every network port with a single action."

Modcomp's deployment, using Enterasys Networks' S-Series core equipment,
C-Series stackable switches, and NetSight network management suite of
applications, provides Broward College with a unique set of built-in features,
unmatched visibility and control of its own network resources.The inherent
intelligence Modcomp's technical team built into the network design ensures
security while offering the sort of high-level performance required by a
collegiate atmosphere's accessibility demands. 

That intelligent design allows the IT team to easily fine-tune and make
adjustments at the global, device or port level while totally visible from
Broward College's Data Center. It also ensures the consistent availability of
network services that are critical in an educational environment such as VoIP,
wireless, video and online education classes. Modcomp's design enforces the
high level of security and access criteria necessary to protect students,
protect tempting data, such as test keys, attendance records and grades, yet
allows teachers and administrative staff access to data while blocking
students' access to the same information.

The "single pane of glass" NetSight Network Management System also offers
simplified troubleshooting procedures, simplifies configuration changes and
proactively alerts the College's IT staff about any changes made to that
configuration or other network issues, and offers "one-click" solutions to
everything from configuration to reporting, based on best-practice templates
developed in higher-learning environments where needs are great yet the
support staff to handle these complex networks are often stretched thin.

"Modcomp and their vendor, Enterasys Networks, have gone 'above and beyond'
anything you could reasonably expect to help Broward College during our
network replacement implementation," notes Howard Dansky, Director of Telecom
and Network Services for the College. "We have had issues that were not
related to Enterasys's equipment or the design of the network solution, but
each time Modcomp and Enterasys immediately stepped up to resolve whatever
issues were slowing progress. It is this kind of project management expertise
and attention to detail, as well as caring more about the College getting the
best possible network solution than about whether it was even their
responsibility, that is a tremendous value to the successful completion of
this project."

By designing a solution for Broward College that offers a simple architecture
with built-in capabilities like superior manageability, heightened security
and significant cost reductions, Modcomp was able to respond to Broward
College's needs with advanced capabilities that would drive down
administrative costs by reducing the amount of time its IT support staff would
have to spend administering deployment changes to the network configuration.
Configuring, testing and staging of every piece of equipment occurs at
Modcomp's Deerfield Beach facilities prior to installation, and that continues
to be a winning solution for everyone. 

About Broward College

Established in 1960, the mission of Broward College is to achieve student
success by developing informed and creative students capable of contributing
to a knowledge and service-based global society. As a public College
accredited to offer associate degrees, select baccalaureate degrees and
certificate programs, the Institution and its District Board of Trustees are
committed to fostering a learning-centered community that celebrates diversity
and inclusion by empowering and engaging students, faculty, and staff. With 11
campuses and academic centers across Broward County, it is one of 28 public
community colleges in the Florida system. Broward College is designed to be a
community-based institution offering a comprehensive range of programs
responsive to changes in the community and in technology. Learn more at
www.broward.edu. 

About Modcomp

Based in Deerfield Beach, Florida and founded in 1970, MODCOMP Inc. is a
wholly owned subsidiary of CSP Inc., it is also part of the Service and
Systems Integration segment, and has offices United Kingdom and Germany.
Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including
storage and servers, unified communications solutions, IT security solutions
and consulting services. More information about Modcomp is available on the
company's website at www.Modcomp.com.

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 communications and
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: Christina Luis
         Modcomp Systems & Solutions
         954.571.4664 (office)
         954.881.3553 (mobile)
         cluis@modcomp.com

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