100 Higher Education Institutions Select XpressConnect by Cloudpath Networks

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More than 1 million university students returned to school with XpressConnect and WPA/WPA2 wireless security last month.

I wish we had XpressConnect last year when we rolled out 802.1X; this tool is a huge time saver!

Cloudpath Networks, the leader in client provisioning software for secure networks, announces that XpressConnect has been selected by more than 100 colleges and universities. XpressConnect is now enabling WPA/WPA2/802.1X in education networks for more than one million students.

“With XpressConnect, networks can use standards-based security and easily deploy it to tens of thousands of users and a wide array of mobile devices in a quick and foolproof manner,” states Kevin Koster, founder of Cloudpath Networks. “We have been fortunate that, through proven results and strong customer relationships, word has spread quickly in higher education.”

Deployed on four continents, XpressConnect customers operate secure networks in some of the most difficult environments, including education institutions both large and small. XpressConnect customers from higher education, both public and private, include (representative list): Harvard University, University of Texas, Syracuse University, Kent State University, Cal State Fullerton, Purdue University, Southampton Solent University (UK), Texas A&M Corpus Christi, University of British Columbia, University of Liverpool (UK), University of Massachusetts, University of Missouri, Columbia University , College of Charleston, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, Washington and Lee University, and University of North Carolina.

“XpressConnect has enabled us to provide secure wireless via WPA2/802.1X to students in an automated application without relying on our helpdesk to troubleshoot client issues,” relays Jeffrey Burtner, Director of Information Technology, at Patrick Henry College. Burtner adds, “I wish we had XpressConnect last year when we rolled out 802.1X; this tool is a huge time saver!”

XpressConnect automates the configuration, association, and authentication of the secure network for both wireless WPA/WPA2 and wired 802.1X networks. The intuitive, easy-to-use wizard ensures that users are quickly connected to the network without technical assistance.

According to Ken Clipperton, the Director of Information Technology at Midland University, “XpressConnect was fast and easy to implement. We finalized our decision to go with XpressConnect just a few days before students arrived on campus for the fall. When students arrived, we had XpressConnect available on the portal home page as well as on discs at the check-in desk and in the hands of residence hall staff." Clipperton continues, “It has reduced the load on our help desk while enabling many more devices to connect securely. XpressConnect is a win/win solution for IT and for our students.”

For more information on how XpressConnect can assist with your secure wireless or wired network, contact us at +1 303.647.1495 or visit http://www.cloudpathnetworks.com.

Contact Information:
Cloudpath Networks
Curtis Reid
9975 Wadsworth Pkwy K2-234
Westminster, CO 80021
303-647-5412
http://www.cloudpathnetworks.com

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