F5 Networks Key to Swiss Internet for Schools Initiative

F5 scores "flagship project" with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Mar 24, 2010
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Aimed at getting every primary and secondary school in Switzerland connected to the Internet, the "Internet for Schools" program involves Swiss telco Swisscom and an array of federal and local authorities. F5's BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager has been tapped as part of "one of Switzerland's largest centralized web access and security initiatives.

"F5 Networks, Inc. , the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Swisscom, Switzerland's leading telecommunications provider, has implemented F5 solutions to support its nationwide 'Internet for Schools' initiative.

"The 'Internet for Schools' program is aimed at getting every primary and secondary school in Switzerland connected to the internet. Swisscom leads the project, in conjunction with federal and local authorities. With over 5000 schools to support, and a potential user base of 900,000, key aspects of the project included stability, performance and reliability. Flexibility was also important given differing policies from canton (region) to canton on web content preferences.

"The systems house eXecure recommended the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, running on a mix of hardware platforms including F5's carrier-grade VIPRION chassis and blade system, as the best-in-class solution for these needs."

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