Higher Education Solutions

In everything we do, we believe in making it easier for students to learn. We believe in enabling safe and secure access to everyone on campus. We believe our higher education partners deserve the best possible technology for the best possible value.

You face a different environment than your predecessor. Today’s campus is tech-heavy, ravenous for bandwidth, and riskier than ever before.

Matrix Integration comes alongside you as a trusted partner to help navigate your options and deliver the best possible results for your campus.

Millennial
Essentials

21st century students demand instant connectivitiy anywhere, any time. They’re on their phone, tablet, gaming system and smartwatch all at the same time. We partner with dozens of higher education campuses to provide superb on-demand performance no matter how many kids are binging on Netflix.

Keep Morale High

Keeping students happy is a critical factor in student retention. Higher education has a greater per-device ratio than any other business category, which means you are not servicing a 1:1 environment, it’s closer to 5:1.

Matrix Integration sets you up for success by doing what we do best: designing and implementing a network infrastructure built to withstand intense stress. Our network architects ensure your system compensates for periods of extreme use, allocates bandwidth to the areas and times that demand the most service and prepare your network to scale up for the future. We excel at:

  • Wireless and Wired Networking
  • Infrastructure Design and Implementation
  • Server Configuration
  • Storage Solutions
  • Practical, Useable Analytics
  • High Visibility Networks

Protect & Serve

New technology brings new threats. Curious young minds exploring the boundaries of technology is likely to open a Pandora’s box of digital danger.

Network Access Control

Cyberattacks are stalking your system right now waiting for an opening, and your students are likely accessing inappropriate sites loaded with malware, ransomware, and phishing scams. In addition, modern campuses have the urgent need to instantly address physical danger on campus and use technology to protect their students from physical harm.

Network Access Control (NAC) is a critical component in a higher education environment. Agentless operation, extended policy capabilities, onboarding support and extended profile support are just a portion of what Matrix Integration provides to keep your campus running smoothly and securely.

BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a great advancement in the way you work, but your system needs to differentiate the devices you trust from those you don’t. Your user privileges need to be managed on the network so no one has access where they shouldn’t.

Matrix Integration’s systems require login credentials and, most importantly, a certificate and compliance check to ensure no malware leaks into your system. The user gets what they need from your system while you stay protected.

Physical Security

There’s no escaping the ugly fact that the American campus can be a dangerous place. When the absolute worst happens, the quality of your technology can mean the difference between life and death.

Keeping students safe is your top priority. Matrix Integration installs an array of cutting-edge tools to prevent and contain physical danger on your site. Mass notifications reduce threats to students by giving you the ability to send an all-campus text alert and audio announcements through every wired phone on campus. When the unthinkable happens, you will be prepared and your students will be protected.

Strength in Numbers

You work in higher education, which means it’s likely you are underfunded and understaffed. When you put those two things together, scaling becomes nearly impossible. You’ve got a plan for what you want to do, but executing on that plan with your current capabilities is like trying to climb Everest in flip-flops.

Relationships Matter

Matrix Integration purchases and installs millions of dollars of technology every month. We have been in business for more than 35 years, and have developed the relationships necessary to get the right deal from the right vendor at the right time.

Leveraging Matrix’s relationships makes a lot of sense for our partners. We save you money, help you around the bidding process, and get you access to technology that would normally be out of your reach. We provide you with the most fiscally responsible solution available, providing creative financing or a phased approach when necessary. There are more solutions for higher education than ever before; we can help you take advantage of them no matter what your budget.

Professional
Services

We focus on the technology foundation so you don’t have to.

Matrix technical Assistance Center (MTAC) ensures operational continuity backed by 24/7/365 monitoring and support, built-in redundancy/disaster recovery, and industry-leading service level guarantees for performance, availability, and response and resolution. MTAC can take the tasks you don’t want off your plate so you have time to focus on what matters to you.

Associations

Associations

The rapid pace and high stakes of your campus require partnerships built on trust. For this reason, we take an active role in the higher education community, maintaining solid working relationships with the Independent Colleges of Indiana as a President's Council member.

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners

Partnering with the best in the business, Matrix helps world-class institutions take their capabilities to the next level by employing only top-notch solutions from industry leaders including:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Aruba
Cisco
Meraki
Scale Computing
Fortinet
Mitel
Microsoft
Google
Veeam
Barracuda
VMware
Trend Micro

“Matrix takes the nervousness and fear out of risky projects.”

William Newport

Illinois Central College

We Are Your Technology Partner

Matrix Integration's expertise and access to cutting-edge technology positions us to provide the right solution for the critical challenges you face.

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