The Importance of High-Density, High-Performance Wi-Fi Networks in Modern Schools

In today's modern schools, Wi-Fi networks have become an integral part of the learning experience.

High-density, high-performance Wi-Fi networks are essential for providing students and teachers with reliable and fast access to online resources. These networks are especially important during events like NAPLAN testing, where schools require a reliable and performant network to ensure smooth delivery of the test.

One solution to this problem is the next generation technology offered by Juniper's Mist platform, which comes equipped with Marvis AI and AI-driven enterprise automations. This platform enables schools to provide a highly reliable and fast Wi-Fi network, even in areas with high user densities, such as classrooms, lecture halls, and libraries. The Marvis AI technology allows the system to automatically adapt and optimize network performance based on the specific needs of the users, ensuring maximum efficiency. Additionally, AI-driven enterprise automations can help to detect and resolve issues with the network before they become significant problems, minimizing downtime and ensuring that the network is always available for use.

In addition to providing a reliable and secure Wi-Fi network, schools must also consider user identity, SSO, and simplifying the device onboarding experience. Aruba's Clearpass NAC solution, for example, includes features that simplify the device onboarding process by automatically configuring devices for the correct network access based on the user's role or device type. Additionally, Clearpass NAC supports SSO, allowing users to log in once and access multiple applications or systems without having to re-enter their credentials. These features not only simplify the device onboarding experience but also help to ensure that only authorized devices and users have access to the network. By implementing these features, schools can further enhance the security and usability of their Wi-Fi network, providing a seamless and secure learning experience for students and teachers alike.

The importance of high-density, high-performance Wi-Fi networks in modern schools is further emphasised by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure. This quadrant is an essential tool for schools looking to implement a reliable and high-performance Wi-Fi network. The quadrant rates vendors based on their ability to deliver wired and wireless LAN infrastructure, with the top vendors receiving the coveted "Leaders" position. Beyond the Box are proud to partner with the leaders in these categories to provide the best possible solutions.

High-density, high-performance Wi-Fi networks are critical for modern schools. These networks are essential during events such as NAPLAN testing, where reliable and performant networks are necessary for a smooth delivery of the test. Implementing next-generation technology like Juniper's Mist platform with Marvis AI and AI-driven enterprise automations and Aruba's Clearpass NAC solution can provide schools with a highly reliable and secure Wi-Fi network. Additionally, referencing the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure can help schools make informed decisions when selecting a vendor to provide their Wi-Fi network infrastructure. With the right technology, schools can provide their students and teachers with the best possible learning experience, both in the classroom and beyond.

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