Earlier this week, at King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia, the global intelligent policy enforcement company, Procera Networks (News - Alert) Inc., announced the deployment of its PacketLogic solutions for network traffic management and user awareness.
In the region, KSU consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious educational institutions and in the Middle East; it is viewed as a leader in technology and higher education. By partnering with Procera, the school has further enhanced its technological and academic standing. With over 100,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty members, it boasts one of the most advanced campus networks in the area.
In the past few years, putting a strain on network resources and creating a strong need for real-time granular traffic visibility, reporting, and bandwidth management, network usage at KSU has increased by more than 50 percent year-over-year.
"With over 100,000 students in our university, we have set high goals for managing knowledge sharing effectively amongst our students and faculty. Managing our network isn’t an easy job and Procera is one of the best companies I‘ve dealt with," said Mohieddeen Yousef, ICT infrastructure director at KSU.
He added that it needed a traffic shaping and management system that could work effectively within bandwidth constraints and thus, by implementing a specific policy to manage applications and control usage, Procera's solutions achieved excellent results. For both students and faculty, it is now in a much stronger position to deliver high quality experiences.
Angus MacCormick, regional director at Procera (Middle East, Turkey & Africa), concluded that coupled with the ability to manage utilization of network resources, the network managers at KSU need to guarantee high standards of network traffic control and security, so that important educational applications are given the highest priority. KSU needed a solution that not only provided control, but also enhanced visibility into network and application usage to ensure the best use of network resources.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman