higher education


The 2017 CETPA Annual Conference will be held from November 14th– 17th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Fortinet is excited to be sponsoring and attending this event. We encourage attendees to visit with our team at booth number 423.  Additionally, Fortinet will be participating in multiple events and presentations to inform education IT professionals of best practices for securing their networks in the evolving threat landscape and protecting personal data with increased network visibility.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Colleges and universities have unique wireless network and security needs. They are typically densely-populated and highly-collaborative environments. Students and faculty alike rely on a consistent wireless connection that allows them fast and constant communication with each other across campuses and buildings. They require access to various online resources and publications to conduct research for assignments and lesson plans, as well as access to various applications and software solutions to record, present, and share their findings. Furthermore,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For what started as a research network that was largely owned and operated by top universities, the Internet as we know it today has become much more. In 1969, ARPANET carried the first data packets between two separate nodes. During its genesis, ARPANET included the University of California, Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute before adding the University of Utah and University of California, Santa Barbara. What began as a 4-node network in 1969 had swelled to include 213 hosts by 1981. From there, it took off.  The Internet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research. However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed. Any exchanged information,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The 2017 Internet2 Global Summit is scheduled to take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel from April 23–26. Internet2, a consortium that operates the nation’s largest coast-to-coast research and education network, has developed the Global Summit event to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with the world’s preeminent leaders in research and education. Fortinet will be in attendance as a platinum sponsor and will be sponsoring the Internet2 Opening General Session on Monday, April 24th. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology