Friday, 24 November 2017

Clavister secures Mexican universities' WiFi networks

Clavister
Thursday 26 February 15

Clavister, a leader in high-performance network security, has announced a deployment of its solutions, sold in 2014 and now in operation, to provide a secure managed Wi-Fi network to a number of universities in Mexico, in partnership with Ericsson Mexico and Telmex, a fully owned operator of American Movil – Mexico’s largest telecommunications service provider. Clavister provide a purpose built solution comprising its next generation X8 and W3 firewalls and its cOS core security software to deliver a secure…

Clavister, a leader in high-performance network security, has announced a deployment of its solutions, sold in 2014 and now in operation, to provide a secure managed Wi-Fi network to a number of universities in Mexico, in partnership with Ericsson Mexico and Telmex, a fully owned operator of American Movil – Mexico’s largest telecommunications service provider.

Clavister provide a purpose built solution comprising its next generation X8 and W3 firewalls and its cOS core security software to deliver a secure, reliable Wi-Fi network with extensive coverage and supporting traffic management and tracking. The solution handles multiple access points and a high volume of concurrent users, providing robust security to the entire coverage area and enforces the Universities functionalities such as web filtering and tracking policies together with applications’ bandwidth management. The reliability of the solution with minimum downtime was essential in the decision process which Clavister solution fulfilled. Main features of the deployment include firewall, VPN, application control, policy and bandwidth enforcement, DHCP, web filtering and prevention of application-based vulnerabilities.

Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister, said: “Working with Ericsson Mexico and Telmex we have delivered a large and secure, high-performance reliable and scalable Wi-Fi network to both the Universities and their students. Our solution enabled the University to ensure that students can securely access its network from a wide variety of locations, delivering an enhanced student experience, and maximising availability of resources. The management level of the network will enable them to overcome the challenges of managing data in a variety of public locations while also enforcing its network policies to users.”

In addition to the secure Wi-Fi network the Universities also wanted to be able to monitor network usage, including websites accessed, traffic generated and capabilities to prioritise bandwidth linked to applications to guarantee, prioritize and limit bandwidth based on applications related to authentication credentials.

The Clavister solution was selected following testing on a number of solutions in which Clavister impressed with its scalability and levels of traffic it could manage. Unlike other solutions Clavister’s could support thousands of users logging in simultaneously and demonstrating the capacity for extremely high volumes of network activity. In addition to being able to identify and track all users on the network via its external built in DHCP server the functionality delivered constant uptime during peak hours.

In 2015 Clavister has also started work on a number of projects to deliver secure Wi-Fi networks including the Brazil “Smart Cities” initiative, with a focus on securing wireless networks at up to 1600 locations in the country, and with the Swedish Hockey League to provide a secure platform to offer fans value-added in-stadium services.


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