ADTRAN powers William Jessup University to increase network capacity

provider of converged access and unified business solutions, announced that
William Jessup University (WJU) has selected ADTRAN’s virtual wireless LAN
(vWLAN) solution for a campus-wide deployment at its 156-acre campus in

Bluesocket 1800 series of access points (APs) are deployed in 45 locations
across the campus, providing the university with centralized virtual control in
the data center, security enforcement at the access point, and role-based
access for students, faculty and guests.

Jessup University’s student population has almost tripled in size. The number
and usage of wireless devices smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles,
etc. have also seen tremendous growth on campus.

A common
issue faced by an increasing number of university IT managers is the escalating
number of devices demanding high bandwidth services from the wireless network.
The conventional approach would have been to add several large and expensive
controllers to accommodate all the users.

Jessup University selected the ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN for centralized virtual
control and management across the entire campus. WJU will operate the wireless
network from a VMware hypervisor using ADTRAN’s Bluesocket virtual controller.

As the
university hosts events such as the recent ACSI Teacher Conference in early
October, the IT department is able to easily set up customized and secure guest
access services to visitors. The vWLAN can not only control and manage wireless
users but it can also control and manage users entering the network through
wired ports.

vWLAN solution has enabled us to scale our network as the student population
and growth of devices on our campus has exploded,” said Billy Maus, Network
Administrator at William Jessup University.

vWLAN solution has provided benefits in both the operational expense, and
reliability of the network resulting in an improved student and faculty user

wireless networks are under tremendous scale pressures,” said Chris Koeneman,
vice president of sales, Bluesocket Business Group, ADTRAN.

these scale pressures with bigger, wireless controllers is simply not an
option. By using vWLAN, WJU is harnessing the power of virtualization and
taking advantage of the investment in their data center and VMware hypervisor
installation,” Koeneman added.

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