Prior to COVID, one U.S.-based liberal arts college managed their own on-campus network for a primarily in-person community of users. When the global pandemic forced the university to transition to virtual learning, they struggled to provide a stable VPN connection to their hundreds of international remote students who make up nearly 7% of their student body. Remote students were dropped from virtual lectures and struggled to access critical applications and content portals.
After deploying Aryaka Secure Remote Access (SRA), the university was able to provide reliable, secure connectivity for their remote international students across Europe and Asia, including China by accelerating VPN connections by up to 200X. Remote students are now able to access critical curriculum and applications, like Zoom, G-suite, YouTube and more, as if they are on-campus.
The Aryaka SRA solution accelerates, stabilizes and optimizes VPN connections by routing traffic through a dedicated, SLA-driven global Layer-2 private network. SRA provides consistently fast data, voice and video – all key to enabling virtual learning. No hardware or software is required and SRA can leverage an organization’s existing VPN client, so the solution can be deployed within minutes.
While transitioning to remote learning is inherently challenging, global connectivity doesn’t need to be an extra roadblock in creating a successful virtual learning experience.