Educational institutions are bringing more and more services online, from student registration to instructor websites to entire e-courses, and instructors and students expect reliable remote access. All of these offerings pose unique challenges related to security, access control, and bandwidth allocation, and the sheer variety of these challenges makes the entire infrastructure difficult to manage.
Protecting assets that are accessed by hundreds or even thousands of students--many logging on with unsecured personal computers--is a daunting task. Hacking, whether as pranks or attempts to alter grades, is always a concern. Innovation in education also continues to grow, with everything from podcast lectures to multimedia instructional materials to complete works being delivered online. As the number of applications on the network increases, there is an immediate need to control the delivery of applications.
Only F5 offers a total approach to delivering applications across the network using a unified architecture. With F5, you can extend secure remote access, protect applications on servers from attack, and ensure that expensive computing resources are supporting your educational mission. F5 helps you:
Deploying any of our Application Ready Solutions with educational applications is made easy with our optimization profiles and security policies. And to help you out after the initial deployment, our community-based site, DevCentral has configuration tips and tricks, forums, and much more.
F5's entire portfolio of products works together to ensure your network and educational applications are always secure, fast, and available.