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Monitoring school infrastructure: connectivity, bandwidth and content filtering

Meeting the unique challenges of providing technology services to schools

2023-02-22 23 min

Description & Show Notes

Student testing, regulatory requirements and content filtering: the unique challenges of monitoring school infrastructure.

In this episode, Jeremy Cioara and Erik Pope of Veeya join me to discuss how monitoring helps them provide technology services to chartered schools.

Modern schools are highly connected and digitized. Students are "walking devices" (as Jeremy puts it) and the school itself has dozens of connected devices. This brings with it the need to manage the infrastructure and bandwidth capacity. Not only is it important to have a real-time view of connectivity and bandwidth usage in the school network, but you need to understand the trends over time as well to understand how to optimize and upgrade.

Then there are regulatory requirements, like the Children's Internet Protection (CIPA) laws. An example of this is the need to ensure that content filtering is not only set up, but functioning at all times.

So how does monitoring help Veeya provide services to meet these challenges? What are the top things they need to keep an eye on? How do they monitor multiple schools? From DHCP pool monitoring through to utilizing Netflow technology to watch bandwidth, Jeremy and Erik give us a glimpse of what's involved in managing educational infrastructure.

Visit their Website: Veeya

Jeremy has also done YouTube videos about our product, Paessler PRTG: Jeremy Cioara on PRTG

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