Bluesocket Secures Schools

Bluesocket secures WiFi in two school districts in Texas and California

January 25, 2005

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Bluesocket, Inc. (www.bluesocket.com), the leading vendor of products that secure and = manage wireless networks (WLANs) with 900+ customers worldwide, today announced = its Wi-Fi wireless gateways have been deployed in two independent school districts with a combined population of some 55,000 students: the = Coppell School District of Coppell, Texas, and the San Juan School Unified = School District in Carmichael, California.

The San Juan Unified School District serves more than 45,000 students in = 80 schools and special education centers, preschools, and adult education programs in Carmichael, California.

Coppell Independent School District, located in the Dallas/Fort Worth = area, has a total of 14 schools and three administration facilities with = roughly 10,000 students and 1,200 employees.

"For starters, we were looking for a wireless security solution to = control rogue access points," said Aaron Bond, Data Networking Specialist for = the San Juan School District. "We didn't want the trouble of having to put encryption on every AP, or enter MAC addresses. Also important to us was that management be done from a central site, with policies and configurations replicated to our remote schools, and this is where Bluesocket was a good fit for us. Our ability to protect our network = from worms introduced by mobile laptop users who re-log back on was important too." The San Juan Unified school district is rapidly growing its = wireless deployments, and expects to have most of its middle and high schools = covered by Wi-Fi in the future."

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