How to Apply Network Visibility Within Educational Institutions
The education sector is undergoing significant change. National enrollment for higher education has declined 3 percent across the United States since 2015, according to the 2017 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center annual study. This is resulting in: increased competition, student demands for more cutting-edge facilities, and shrinking profit margins, even as course fees reach all-time highs. At the same, K-12 school systems are encountering situations of student overcrowding, the need for cost controls, and demands for modernization.
To improve the situation, higher education institutions and K-12 school systems are turning to technology to help them: solve their problems, offer new services, and reduce costs. This is especially true for cyber security and network performance monitoring issues.
This whitepaper outlines five education trends that are creating the following network security and data monitoring challenges for IT:
- Cybersecurity threats continue to represent a clear and present danger
- Blended data center strategies require extensive monitoring solutions
- Enhanced distance learning feeds require improved performance analysis
- Bandwidth monitoring is required due to expanding application usage
- Geographically distributed components are increasing troubleshooting time