Moving away from the traditional learning environment, educational institutes are increasingly transcending towards e-learning. With modern learning techniques such as remote learning, online tests, online assessments and MOOCs coming into the picture, Internet plays a major role in the learning curve of a student. Let it be a school, university or some other educational institute seamless connectivity, reliability, security and central control of Internet is vital. Network monitoring and content controlling takes a significant stand while dealing with users with divergent mindsets: students, academics and administrator.
Use of web based applications such as google docs, drop box, team viewer, Gmail etc. has become common between students and faculty. Whereas dire educational applications like MOODLE, Online tests/ assignments, MOOCs and interactive web forums must be given priority over other applications, the real scenario is far from this.
Network hogging due to misuse of bandwidth is another major concern in this domain. Non business critical applications such as P2P, online gaming, movie streaming and other recreational applications may cause dire educational applications to underperform during peak hours.
In a place where everyone is bringing their own devices and connecting to the Internet to access different applications, a simple service like delivering uninterrupted internet connectivity becomes much more complex than it needs to be.
A fair usage quota management and content delivery policy in place remedies these issues. However, all these demands a proactive network analytic and control system that meets different needs of different users which means a lot more extra work for the network team. Our device lessens this burden by providing an in depth analysis of network traffic and better control of the content being delivered, ensuring transparency and reduced administration overhead.