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Wi-Fi News: Connecting 5K+ Gamers at One of World’s Largest Events

Our partner Meru Networks has a constant stream of success stories with the incredibly high density demands of environments as diverse and challenging as outdoor stadiums to the confined and RF-choking construction of a cruise ship. Today’s story of how Meru Networks connected more than 5,000 attendees and 10,000 devices at The Gathering — one of the largest gaming and programming events in the world — will be no exception.


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Silver Sponsor Google Will Offer K-12 Education Solutions at IT Hot Topics Conference

Cutting edge advancements in web search and advertising have made this website a top internet company and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google, a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information, will be a Silver Sponsor at this year’s IT Hot Topics Conference. Joining the Google team at IT Hot Topics Conference is one of the hottest items in K-12 education, the Chromebook. A Chromebook is a laptop that runs Chrome OS, a Linux operating system designed by Google, and is designed to be used while connected to the Internet. Students, teachers, and administrators use this fast, simple, and easy to manage solution to access web applications and classroom resources. Since applications, school work, and device settings are stored on the cloud, multiple students can use the same Chromebook and still have their own personalized experience when they sign in. With Chromebooks in the classroom, teachers spend more time teaching and less time managing the technology. For network administrators, Chromebooks have a centralized device management and a low total cost of ownership. With Google’s Chromebook Management Console, network administrators can update policies or application settings for a large batch of Chromebooks, whatever the size, with a few clicks. The Management Console also enables network administrators to track assets by assigning devices to specific students and faculty members. Configuration and usage reports are also made readily available. And automatic updates also keep the operating system and apps fresh without backups, security patches, date migration or re-imaging. Chromebooks models are manufactured by different companies such as Google, HP, Samsung, Acer, and...
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Learn More About Security Solutions from Gold Sponsor Dell SonicWALL at IT Hot Topics Conference

Some of the most dynamic security solutions in the industry today are offered by Dell SonicWALL. Dell SonicWALL specializes in a range of hardware and applications including network firewalls/UTMs (Unified Threat Management), Secure Remote Access (SSL-VPN), email security, backup and recovery, and management and reporting for businesses of all sizes. Dell SonicWALL’s Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewalls are some of the best in the industry. Due to the constant potential for security threats, organizations need to deploy more all-inclusive, robust security solutions. Dell SonicWALL solutions are available for small and mid-sized business customers through large enterprise customers. They are perfect for large campus environments, enterprise settings, government, and healthcare facilities. In addition to firewall capabilities, UTMs also provides additional security services such as gateway antivirus and anti-malware detection, intrusion prevention, geo-IP filtering, content filtering, and application control. The Global Management System allows network administrators to manage and provision security appliances across an extensive network. Attendees can give Dell SonicWALL’s UTM a whirl via the IT Hot Topics Conference live demo network, an enterprise-grade infrastructure that provides access and services throughout the conference. Dell SonicWALL’s presence at IT Hot Topics Conference will be valuable to network administrators and information officers who want to learn more about using its security solutions. Dell SonicWALL’s solutions will also be showcased in the vendor expo at the conference in Greensboro, NC. To register for IT Hot Topics Conference, visit www.hottopicsconference.com. Questions about Bradford Networks or conference events, contact Meghan Balfrey, Marketing & Communications Manager at...
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Carolina Advanced Digital’s official statement on HP’s acquisition of Aruba Networks

On March 2 2015, Hewlett-Packard announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. This is the largest acquisition by HP since it acquired Autonomy for nearly $12 billion in 2011, and it’s no surprise to those of us who have watched HP gradually feel their way into the wireless market. Aruba will become part of the forthcoming HP Enterprise, once that portion of the company is split from its PC and printer business later this year. Hewlett Packard and Aruba are a wonderful match. Their buyer portfolios overlap, and there’s a lot of parity between the environments in which they’re deployed. For the new HP Enterprise this will provide a timely infusion of expertise and acumen – they’ll hit the ground running with momentum that will be invaluable to a viable launch in a highly competitive marketplace. Enterprise consumers can look forward to being able to plan and purchase an entire technology offering through a single manufacturer with a proven track record on networking. What does this acquisition mean for Carolina Advanced Digital and customers? Short version: this move is a positive for us, as well as our clients. Longer version… We have worked with HP Wireless since the original autonomous APs, throughout the WESM line, the Colubris acquisition’s MSM line, and Unified Wireless via their 3Com acquisition. We are newly partnered with Aruba to provide a wide range of optimally effective solutions for reliable, secure wireless. From a reseller and integrator perspective, this acquisition opens new doors and lets us offer clients a comprehensive portfolio, the benefit of better pricing in project...
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Carolina Advanced Digital, Aruba Networks Partner to Offer Wireless Solutions & Integrated Security [SSI]

from Security Sales & Integration, By SSI Staff   CARY, N.C. — Carolina Advanced Digital, a provider of technology infrastructure and security solutions, has joined forces with Aruba Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi network gear, to develop a line of products to help consumers in search of reliable, secure, wireless solutions. … “The security offerings built into Aruba’s products complement our company’s focus and competency on security,” Carolina Advanced Digital President and Chief Engineer John Jabbusch says. “Not all Wi-Fi vendors put security at the top of their feature lists, but Aruba does. Our customers prioritize security and adding their portfolio of products gives us a broader offering to meet clients’ needs.” With the new partnership, Aruba Networks will tailor-make its products to pair with Carolina Advanced Digital’s services. Aruba Network’s devices are tested and certified for federal security standards, which are increasingly being adopted as standard for state and local governments, as well as numerous industries, according to a press release. “Aruba’s portfolio also empowers us to offer extensions and integrations to the wired network that are independent of the wired or wireless vendor,” Carolina Advanced Digitial Vice President of Engineering Jennifer Minella says. “We can offer best-of-breed management solutions that can manage and monitor any Wi-Fi — not just Aruba — and can help onboard and secure endpoint devices, guests, and offer additional Bring Your Own Device and mobile device management capabilities.” The announcement comes days after, Hewlett-Packard, a Carolina Advanced Digital partner, announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. Read...
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Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. Partners with Aruba Networks, Inc. to Offer Customers a New Class of Superior Wireless Technology Products with Integrated Security

Forthcoming products will fully merge Carolina Advanced Digital’s leadership as a technology and security integrator with Aruba Networks’ best-in-class wireless networking products to offer enterprise customers a completely new catalog of innovative solutions. CARY, NC (March 3, 2015) —  Invoking the principle that the whole can exceed the sum of its parts, Carolina Advanced Digital will combine its services and design expertise in the technology and security space with Aruba Networks’ line of superior products. The new line of products from this partnership will provide a wide range of new and optimally effective solutions for customers in search of reliable, secure wireless. Carolina Advanced Digital’s combined expertise of wired, wireless and security makes the company unique in the space. The scope of their capabilities is also singular: because their engineers are trained and certified by both CWNP industry certs and vendor-specific certs – including HP, Cisco, Aruba, Meru and Juniper – they can service virtually any 802.11 WiFi project or solution. Aruba Networks is a manufacturer of enterprise class wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment used to build Wi-Fi networks. Customers include KPMG, California State University at Los Angeles, Edzan Hotels & Suites in Qatar, and China’s Dalian Wanda Group Co. On March 2, Hewlett-Packard (also a Carolina Advanced Digital partner) announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. This move continues HP’s shift toward enterprise services for the wireless market. Aruba’s products are tailor-made to pair with Carolina Advanced Digital’s services: their devices are tested and certified for federal security standards, which are increasingly being adopted as standard for state and...
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