Implementing a Secure Wireless Network in an Educational Setting
Wireless connectivity has become a necessity in educational institutions of all levels. Students require Internet connectivity to conduct research, download assignments and communicate with their instructors. Likewise, educators utilize web portals to post assignments, update class materials and communicate with parents and students. Unlike a business setting, schools have little or no control over the type of wireless technology utilized to access the wireless network, so they must employ a wireless solution that can support a broad range of standards and devices. Additionally, schools allow a wide range of unmanaged machines to access the wireless network, which carries significant security and privacy concerns.