Kajeet, a leading wireless connectivity and device management provider, recently announced its integration with the eduroam (education roaming) global network access service. This significant advancement for secure WiFi access aims to benefit K-12 educational experiences by seamlessly connecting students, faculty, and staff to wireless networks.
Kajeet Announces eduroam Integration
As one of the first K-12 network service providers to offer eduroam integration, Kajeet will now enable its customers to provide secure authentication for their own students, faculty, and staff on Kajeet-powered networks with a zero-touch model. Users can access school bus WiFi networks using their home institution logins on school-provided or personal devices. The authentication process is handled automatically by the Internet2-operated eduroam infrastructure.
Secure WiFi Access for Education
According to Michael Flood, Senior Vice President of Public Sector at Kajeet, the eduroam integration significantly reduces security threats and eliminates concerns about unauthorized use. Educational institutions embracing this integration will be able to offer safe and easy WiFi access to students, faculty, and staff from other participating eduroam institutions. Visiting researchers, students or staff from qualifying institutions can use the network without additional setup or login processes.
Expanding Educational Networks
Institutions can join eduroam to allow their users global access to the network whenever they travel. Both host and home institutions receive secure reporting to understand the benefits of their participation for their own users and educational roaming guests. Existing Kajeet customers can contact their Account Manager to inquire about enabling eduroam, while those with compatible 4G and 5G routers can connect to Kajeet for information on how its solutions support secure educational access in their community.
In conclusion, the eduroam integration by Kajeet promises to enhance the K-12 educational experience by providing seamless and secure access to wireless networks. This development is poised to streamline connectivity within the education sector and propel global educational collaborations to new heights.