From connected campuses to supporting the rise in remote learning, ConnX is helping educational institutions save money while improving their ability to collaborate, communicate and create better experiences for students and teachers alike.

Unified Communication and modern cloud-based collaboration tools provide schools with high-quality voice, video and collaboration solutions over private, secure networks. This improves administrative efficiencies and service levels, while keeping communications costs affordable.

ConnX understands the challenges educational organizations are facing, and brings modern, flexible and affordable cloud solutions to the forefront.

A Higher Level of Connectivity for Higher Education Institutions: AI SD-WAN and AI WiFi at the Edge Gives Universities a Competitive Edge

The trend of digital transformation has forever shifted the way work gets done, most notably creating a new emphasis on network speed among enterprises. Between remote/hybrid work environments, and the abundance of innovative devices and applications being adopted, agility and efficiency are now at the forefront of organizations’ minds when looking for new network technology.

SD-WANs are a way to manage and optimize a wide area network and are designed to address the changing use of enterprise networks due to the growth of cloud computing and mobile devices. SD-WAN works using software and a centralized control function to intelligently steer traffic across a WAN based on a business’s needs.

ConnX AI-SD-WAN is an advanced, service-centric solution that takes software-defined routing to a new level. Ideal for today’s higher education campuses, it delivers a flexible, application-aware network fabric that meets stringent enterprise speed, performance, security, and availability requirements.

AI-driven SD-WAN supports a variety of session optimization and intelligent routing features to ensure high performance and service quality for diverse applications and services. A highly responsive Session Smart fabric maintains end-to-end context for sessions and provides automation that enables dynamic workloads.

On top of the performance benefits, the technology also offers benefits relating to cybersecurity, which is a top priority for every school, college and higher ed institution.

AI-driven SD-WAN provides a deny-by-default approach for zero-trust security. A stateful firewall protects applications and infrastructure against data loss and malicious attacks. Key capabilities include L3/L4 DoS/DDoS protection, adaptive payload encryption, Network Address Translation (NAT) and VPN functionality.

ConnX AI-SD-WAN solutions improve bandwidth management, allowing campus network administrators to implement network policy with ease across a complex, segmented network environment. Network administrators also gain enhanced insight into what’s using their bandwidth, which helps them make informed decisions about policy and network architecture.

By maintaining a simplified, internet-based network of physical locations with an AI SD-WAN tool, combined with AI Wi-Fi, IT teams have a much easier job keeping everyone connected. Meanwhile, schools and systems themselves save money compared to standard methods of connecting distributed locations.

The future of education, in person and online.

With solutions from ConnX, teachers and administrators can improve collaboration with colleagues, parents, and students from anywhere and at any time. The pandemic proved challenging and required tens of thousands of schools from K-12 to colleges and universities to provide distance learning almost overnight. This accelerated the digital transformation initiatives already underway and today more permanent investments are being made to support high-resolution, high quality, convenient and secure networks and cloud-based applications.

Safety on campus continues to be a major concern, but with a reliable, secure network and mobile applications, it has become easier to protect students, teachers and staff.

When a crisis of any kind occurs, lives can be saved with more efficient communications. Schools that can instantly connect staff to first responders in an emergency are safer. Administrators who can notify the right personnel of an emergency with a push of a button are more prepared. Parents of students who sign up for alerts, will be the first to learn of any incidents, along with students who can receive life-saving notifications when situations arise.