Procera solutions deployed at King Saud University

Procera PacketLogic solutions have been implemented for network traffic management, user awareness

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Procera solutions deployed at King Saud University King Saud University in Saudi Arabia has deployed Procera's network traffic management solutions.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 5, 2012

King Saud University (KSU) in Saudi Arabia is deploying global intelligent policy enforcement company Procera Networks' PacketLogic solutions for network traffic management and user awareness.

KSU has over 100,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty members and over the last 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."

According to Procura, one of the reasons its solution was chosen was its ability to 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 Centre solutions featuring Report Studio, the KSU staff have 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 prioritisation 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," said Angus MacCormick, regional director at Procera (Middle East, Turkey & Africa). "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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