Procera SmartCampus 2.0 Adds User Awareness to Policy Enforcement Solutions for Higher Education
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/24/12 --
Procera Networks, Inc. ("Procera") (NASDAQ: PKT), the intelligent policy enforcement company, today announced the launch of PacketLogic™ SmartCampus 2.0, a critical building block for intelligent policy enforcement (IPE) in higher education institutions. SmartCampus 2.0 extends the industry-leading user management capabilities of PacketLogic solutions deployed throughout the world in higher education networks. By providing the critical dimension of user awareness to policy enforcement, SmartCampus 2.0 completes the policy-making picture by connecting users and devices to a single identity.
SmartCampus 2.0 is a software suite that runs on PacketLogic Subscriber Manager (PSM). It integrates into identity infrastructure through a comprehensive set of standard interfaces and protocols. With this extensive user awareness, the PacketLogic Realtime Enforcement (PRE) systems can then deliver comprehensive analytics and actionable policy services. These capabilities streamline a network administrator's ability to comply with fair use and HEOA regulations. For applications requiring customization, SmartCampus 2.0 integrates with any third-party system through simple-to-use APIs, thereby delivering the industry's broadest suite of user and application aware use cases.
At Miami University, integration with a third party Network Access Control (NAC) system was a critical success factor for the rollout of an enhanced bandwidth service for power users on campus.
"We are already looking toward additional service definitions that we could offer to further mitigate bandwidth costs," said Chris Bernard, director of network engineering and telecommunications at Miami University. "Based on our experience rolling out SmartCampus, we are confident that Procera can integrate policy enforcement with any of our other systems. The flexibility and depth that Procera has in this area is second to none."
While these important capabilities enable an ever-growing number of applications, four use cases are emerging as the first wave of next-generation higher education IPE:
Implementing tiered service levels to ensure fairness for all and maximize bandwidth utilization for power usersAggregating usage quota over all user devices: PC, tablet, gaming console and smart phone thereby simplifying provisioning, accounting and operationsMapping user identity to network address, expediting DMCA takedown responsesIntegrating with Threat Management Systems (TMS) by providing standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 data feeds that can be used to improve network security and mitigate DDOS attacks
The University of Dayton required user awareness enabled by SmartCampus 2.0 in enforcing a single data consumption quota across a user's many devices.
"Procera's SmartCampus enables us to identify and enforce usage allowances for users consuming high-bandwidth applications across multiple devices, such as laptops pulling down HD movies and streaming gaming consoles," said Al Stern, director of systems and networking, at the University of Dayton. "Once users exceed their bandwidth allotment, we can dynamically reduce their consumption rate, thus preserving the Quality of Experience for other users and allowing us to prevent increased operational expenses associated with bandwidth upgrades."
For enforcement of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices, SmartCampus 2.0 can log all usernames with associated session data, including IP address. Since violators are identified by network addressing, which is ephemeral, this correlation is critical to finding the username and enforcing the takedown. Through this mechanism, SmartCampus expedites resolution and enforcement of these infringements. Should special or customized actions be further required, SmartCampus can execute those as required.
SmartCampus 2.0 is available immediately for customer shipments and part of the Procera software subscription service. For more information, please visit www.proceranetworks.com.
About Procera Networks, Inc. Procera Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT) delivers Intelligent Policy Enforcement (IPE) solutions designed for carriers, service providers and high-end enterprises to enable proactive quality management; innovative service creation and delivery; detailed business analytics on network utilization and bandwidth consumption; and mitigate security threats. Procera's PacketLogic solutions deliver superior performance, scalability, and functionality to allow personalized services for millions of subscribers as part of the 3GPP Policy and Charging Control architecture. For more information, please visit www.proceranetworks.com.
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