In This Issue: Focus on Securing the Network

WIRELESS: Infrastructures Protect Schools
FIREWALLS: Latest Devices Boost Protection
SECURITY: 8 Basic Cisco ASA Commands
VIDEO: IlliniCloud promotes cutting-edge IT

June 14, 2011  

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Securing the WLAN
School districts gain better security and more features from the latest wireless technology

The Dickson County school district in Tennessee upgrades and improves its wireless network, adding tiered access, central management and firewall policies at the controller level.

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Firewall 2.0
Latest firewall technology helps IT staff monitor network activity

Next-generation firewalls provide Northwest Independent School District in Justin, Texas, with hardware consolidation, increased security and cost savings.

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Core Cisco ASA Commands
Need-to-know commands every IT admin should learn

There are thousands of commands for configuring a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance, but these eight are the ones that IT professionals should know well.

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Product Review  

SonicWALL NSA E5500
This security appliance packs deep multifunctionality into one device

SonicWALL's NSA E5500 is a robust interface between a network and the outside world. It boasts a firewall, an intrusion prevention system and a content filtering appliance, among other features.

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Video: The IlliniCloud
Inside Illinois' Shared Computing

The IlliniCloud offers Illinois' 869 school districts access to virtual servers, online storage and high-speed network connectivity, along with cutting-edge applications and important IT services.


Best Practices

Switching Gears: With a nod to the future, Birmingham City Schools modernizes its network.

Tech Tips

7 Tips for Safeguarding Networks: Network security has evolved with the times. Keep pace with these steps.


Lausanne Laptop Institute, July 10–13, Memphis, Tenn.: The Collaborative One-to-One Conference for K12 Professionals.

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