Webster University, a leading higher-education institution based in St. Louis, Mo., has entered into a global collaboration with AT&T that includes a global virtual private network, a custom video conferencing solution and network security services to enhance and streamline the delivery of global education to all of its students and campuses across the globe.
With campus locations on four continents, Webster is uniquely structured to serve the higher education market, similar to Fortune 1000 organizations with a global footprint.
“Over the past year, Webster has been re-evaluating its global IT supply chain, further demonstrating the University’s commitment to creating value relationships on a global basis,” said Kenneth Freeman, vice president and chief information officer for Webster. “This new collaboration with AT&T will allow us to engage, educate and interact with students in a way that our previous network would not allow.”
Once completed, the new video conferencing feature will provide a platform for the university to produce classes that can be attended simultaneously by Webster students worldwide.
In addition, Webster will benefit from AT&T’s Network-Based Firewall and Web Security Services that are designed to reduce cyber-security threats.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (http://www.webster.edu/) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
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