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Enterasys Donates Networking Equipment to FHSU

Fall 2012

Fort Hays State University's Informatics Department has received an important gift of wireless networking equipment from Enterasys Networks. Kevin Shaffer, Associate Professor of Computer Networking said, "Our computer networking students are the people who design, implement, and protect the Internet and organization's networks. Our goal is to teach our students using state-of-the-art technologies. The switching and wireless equipment that Enterasys has donated helps us meet this goal. With its help, we have high-end production level equipment in our lab."

Stephen Schleicher, Chair of the Department of Informatics said, "The FHSU Computer Networking program is one of the top programs in the nation. It has been repeatedly recognized for its quality by organizations such as the National Security Agency, the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association, and We believe in providing hands-on experiences from the freshman year on. Our graduates are working at major corporations such as Koch Industries and Google; at small, start-up businesses; hospitals; schools; banks; governmental entities; and many other organizations. If students have exposure to Enterasys in the lab, they know of its capabilities and are more likely to use it when they graduate."

Jason Cooper, a Solutions Engineer with Enterasys Networks said, "Enterasys is pleased to support Fort Hays State University. We know the quality of the program and are proud to be part of its success. We believe our wireless network solutions have unique capabilities and are pleased, too, that students are going to have the opportunity to learn to work with these tools in the university laboratory."

Jason King, Communications Manager for Enterasys Networks described his company as a premier global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions. "Our solutions enable organizations to drive down IT costs while improving business productivity and efficiency through a unique combination of automation, visibility, and control capabilities. Enterasys provides a broad range of enterprise networking and security solutions by technology and industry."

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