FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carolina Advanced Digital Offers Security Solutions to NC Schools through NC DPI Contract
Enterprise IT leader supports underfunded schools and libraries with internal broadband security solutions and technologies
Raleigh, N.C. (February 16, 2020) – Carolina Advanced Digital, a nationally-recognized leader in technology infrastructure and security solutions, today announced its inclusion as a preferred IT solutions vendor under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) contract. As one of ten total resellers named to the contract by both Aruba Networks, a leading provider of wired, wireless and security networking services, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, Carolina Advanced Digital is able to provide networking and security solutions and services to E-Rate ‘Category 2’ eligible schools and libraries across the state of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) is the E-Rate consortia lead for all North Carolina public school units and participating public libraries, ensuring institutions receive adequate funding and resources for Internet access and telecommunication services. Under the NC DPI contract, Carolina Advanced Digital can provide “Category 2” internal connections and managed internal broadband services for access points, routers, switches, hubs and wiring with Aruba Networks and Fortinet security-driven networking portfolios to support the networks of schools and libraries as defined by the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) Eligible Service List.
“Being awarded the NC DPI contract allows us to support eRate funded projects and enhance the internal networking connections needed for critical Internet connectivity,” said Julie Allen, director of sales operations at Carolina Advanced Digital. “By eliminating key funding challenges, this program has allowed our enterprise-grade technology to supply educational institutions with enhanced networking technologies to drive high uptime performance.”
As a platinum partner for both Aruba Networks and Fortinet, Carolina Advanced Digital is unique in its ability to deliver the full spectrum of each organization’s technologies to their customers. The company’s engineers are proven experts in the field and fully certified to deploy Aruba Networks and Fortinet security solutions, including secure wired and wireless networks, microsegmentation and zero trust network architectures, NAC, next-gen firewalls, SD-WAN, SIEM and UEBA, and are armed to tackle any complex deployment requirements while delivering exceptional levels of service.
This opportunity will allow Carolina Advanced Digital to reenergize its relationship with the North Carolina K-12 school system and develop new and existing relationships with IT and security leaders in the state’s education system.
For more information on Carolina Advanced Digital’s solutions and services, please visit: https://cadinc.com/.
About Carolina Advanced Digital
Carolina Advanced Digital is a nationally-recognized leader in technology infrastructure and security solutions. Family owned and operated since 1985, the company has been providing exceptional engineering services and products to government, education, healthcare and commercial clients across the United States, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, DoD and civilian agencies. Headquartered in Cary, NC, Carolina Advanced Digital services clients nation-wide with a focus in the Southeast. For more information, visit our website at www.cadinc.com.
Amanda Clardy (Racepoint Global for Carolina Advanced Digital), CADinc@racepointglobal.com