Cloud-Enabled Distance Learning Solutions

Overview

China’s K-12 education system is the largest in the world with 230 million students and 12 million teachers with 490K foreign students in China, and 660K Chinese students studying abroad, according to government statistics in 2018. China’s online education market is expected to reach $99.3 billion in 2023, according to Frost & Sullivan as M&amp.

To support distance / remote learning program continuity and collaboration during Covid-19, CTA’s customer service teams are working diligently to deliver the following authorized services quickly and in a cost-effective manner for our education industry customers across China and Asia/Pacific.

Challenges

Access to education and collaboration apps and ensuring high availability & performance in China

Network coverage and visibility to manage regional differences in internet availability and latency in China

Higher amounts of recorded video and audio file sharing for asynchronous classes

Higher emphasis on network stability during online-exams

Higher bandwidth demand at peak-times in congested metros

A rapidly growing market for education tablets

Need for edge caching and interconnectivity to Cloud Service Providers inside and outside of China

Anti-DDoS Services and Remote Learning Network Security Management

Need for single service provider to provide troubleshooting and customer support nationwide in English and Chinese.

Solution

CTA’s Distance Learning Solutions allow students, lecturers and research associates in China to securely access academic institutions’ central network and cloud  applications hosted outside of China via 3G, 4G, LAN or Wi-Fi connection from Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X devices from any gateway used in the university or education institutions’ network with the following three scenarios and topologies below.

  • Scenario 1: Mobile SSL VPN to e-Learning Platforms
  • Scenario 2: Mobile SSL VPN to SaaS Platforms & Global Websites
  • Scenario 3: Site-to-Site VPN between Mainland Learning Centers & Global Campuses

CTA’s Remote Access VPN solutions allow students and faculty in China to visit global websites and access applications such as Google, O365, Blackboard, AWS, Azure, etc.

Remote Access VPN Solution Topology

Features

Remote Access SSL VPN Connectivity to global e-learning / LMS providers and cloud platforms

Site-To-Site VPN to Campus or School Premises

Full Network Management & Monitoring Portal

Security Profile Management (URL Filtering, Application Control, Antivirus, etc.)

Advanced Threat Prevention Services (including Forensics, Anti-Bots, Anti-Ransomware and Two-Factor Authentication in base package)

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