Consolidated High School District 230Case Study
BYOD is growing and not going anywhere. In the past, our students were allowed to bring their personal laptop or other device to school, but were not allowed to connect to the network. We needed to change that.
We started trying to figure out how we were going to be able to easily onboard our students. it was really a nightmare. Once we found SecureW2’s JoinNow, the lights went on. We were really impressed, and it works great for us.
We would change the password on a Friday, and the students would have it on Monday.
The decision was made to deploy secure wireless using WPA2-Enterprise and 802.1x authentication to offer the highest level of security to students. A challenge arose because access to their secure network would require end user manual configuration. The manual process is complex and those without a technical background will not understand the high-level steps. Adding to the challenge is the fact that students and staff demand access from a wide range of devices and operating systems, each requiring different steps for configuring and connecting to secure wireless.
- Windows XP +
- Mac OS X 10.5 +
- Apple iOS 2.0 +
- Andriod 2.1 +
- Kindle Fire
- EAP TLS
- PEAP / MSCHAPv2
- PEAP / GTC
- EAP - TTLS / PAP
- EAP - TTLS / MSCHAPv2
- EAP - SIM
- Internal Web Server
- SecureW2 Cloud
Once we found JoinNow, the lights went on. We were really impressed, and it works great for us.
Today, when a student or staff member wants to connect to the WPA2-Enterprise network for the first time from their personal device, they are effortlessly directed to D230’s JoinNow deployment. After confirming their identity, the device is securely configured for WPA2-Enterprise and is distributed a certificate for network authentication. No additional IT help is necessary since the end user is connected automatically going forward.
We were really worried about how much traffic getting people connected was going to generate for our tech staff. With JoinNow, it’s just really easy for them to connect.
We started trying to figure out how we were going to be able to easily onboard our students. it was really a nightmare. Once we found SecureW2’s JoinNow, the lights went on. We were really impressed, and it works great for us