PacketLogic Platforms Deliver Industry-leading Visibility and Bandwidth Management Capabilities to one of the Largest Universities in the Middle East
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012—Procera Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT), the global intelligent policy enforcement company, today announced the deployment of its industry leading PacketLogic™ solutions for network traffic management and user awareness at King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia. Viewed as a leader in technology and higher education in the Middle East, KSU consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the region. With over 100,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty members, the school boasts one of the most advanced campus networks in the area and has further enhanced its technological and academic standing by partnering with Procera. In the past few years, network usage at KSU has increased by more than 50% year-over-year, putting a strain on network resources and creating a strong need for real-time granular traffic visibility, reporting, and bandwidth management.
“We have over 100,000 students in our university and have set high goals for managing knowledge sharing effectively amongst our students and faculty. Managing our network is not an easy job and Procera is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with,” said Mohieddeen Yousef, ICT infrastructure director at KSU. “We needed a traffic shaping and management system that could work effectively within bandwidth constraints, and Procera’s solutions achieved excellent results by implementing specific policy to manage applications and control usage. Today, we are in a much stronger position to deliver high quality of experience for both students and faculty.”“The network managers at KSU need to guarantee high standards of network traffic control and security, coupled with the ability to manage utilization of network resources so that important educational applications are given the highest priority. KSU needed a solution that not only provided control but also enhanced visibility into network and application usage to ensure the best use of network resources,” said Angus MacCormick, regional director at Procera (Middle East, Turkey & Africa).
One of the strongest differentiators for the Procera solution was its ability to quickly add new signature recognition capabilities through weekly updates. This enabled KSU’s network personnel to respond to the rapidly evolving application landscape at the University. With Procera’s PacketLogic platforms and Intelligence Center solutions featuring Report Studio, the KSU staff always has the most current view of what is running on the network. Sophisticated policies that combine user, device and application attributes which were previously challenging, can now be implemented with ease.
“Procera met all of KSU’s requirements and more, including the prioritization and shaping of traffic, mitigation of peer-to-peer use, identification of new applications running on the network, and network analytics and real-time reporting of user activity,” added Mr. MacCormick. “Procera is experiencing rapid adoption of our PacketLogic solutions throughout the Middle East because we provide the functionality and flexibility required to exceed the demands of network managers in the region.”
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