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Established in 1965, the Museum of Flight – located at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington – acquires, preserves, and exhibits historically significant air and space artifacts, attracting more than 500,000 visitors every year. The museum strives to educate and inspire, while also providing a space for continued research in aeronautical and space history and technology. “When guests come here they have an expectation to see airplanes, but they also – in a modern world – want an interactive experience,” reflected Hunter Hughes, director of IT at the Museum of Flight. Read more...
The Chester School District strives to promote a positive learning environment that fosters high academic standards for its students. Serving Morris County, New Jersey, the district’s top priority is to provide a world-class education through meaningful and dynamic learning experiences. With over 1,200 students and 400 staff members to consider, ensuring that confidential data remains that way is critical for Dean Anderson, technology director for Chester School District. Read more...
Yorkshire-based Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) is an outstanding education success story. Since 2005, the Trust has grown to 18 secondary and primary schools, all following the same ‘Transformation Model’ of educational improvement pioneered by OGAT head Sir Michael Wilkins. While the academies share a Virtual Private Network, network managers cover two or three sites each, so visibility, to say nothing of cost, were key concerns when looking for a security solution. Read more...
As a technologically focused institution, there’s no doubt that Dundee-based Abertay University delivers a perfect example of secure, leading edge and commercially smart technology use. Among Abertay’s unique challenges is the fact that its 5,000 tech-savvy students bring in a constantly changing array of devices. To offer this kind of advanced network protection, Abertay turned to WatchGuard. Read more...
Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) is all about providing the best education to young people. As part of offering a unique educational experience, PGS encourages pupils to bring their own tablets, smartphones and other connected devices to school. To enable students, as well as staff and visitors, access to the internet and emails on their devices throughout the school grounds, PGS requires a robust wireless network, and turned to WatchGuard to create just that. Read more...
Like many education institutions, Lytchett Minster was hampered by a cumbersome Internet service that only offered blanket filtering without the ability for customisation. They were not able to set access levels based on time or individuals, which meant that while pupils were restricted in what they could view, so were staff. Here’s how they solved that problem – and more! Read more...
For educational institutions like Luca Pacioli Institute in Crema, Italy, controlling inappropriate Internet usage such as online gaming, peer-to-peer messaging and social media is vital to ensuring student safety and the integrity of the learning process. To help overcome these challenges and deliver a secure, high-performance educational network, Luca Pacioli has deployed WatchGuard’s XTM security appliances and Wireless Access Points (APs). Read more...
Seoul National University of Education (SNUE) was founded in 1946 and over the past decades has made a name for itself as the premier public education university in South Korea. SNUE’s adoption of smart classrooms and other cutting-edge educational technologies coincides with a rapid increase in the use of wireless via mobile devices – driving the need to ensure the stability of wireless networks. Read more...
From a groundbreaking k-12 aquaponics program, to a partnership with NASA, Walker Schools is leading the country in creating educational opportunities that will prepare students for a changing world. Read on to learn how cutting-edge security from WatchGuard helps Walker Schools create an innovative learning environment, ensuring every student is safe, secure, and prepared to succeed. Read more...
Shore School, an independent, Anglican school located in the busy heart of North Sydney, must meet the demands of 150 teaching staff and more than 1,600 students accessing their network. With 10 percent of students and most of the teaching staff requiring Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) supported access, their network needed to be re-architected for speed, efficiency and growth. Read more...

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