News | April 8, 2021

Dutch Healthcare Provider Cordaan Gains Operating Efficiency And Security With Extreme Networks

Complete network refresh for one of the largest healthcare providers in the Netherlands enables secure use of connected medical devices and effortless network management across 120 locations

San Jose, CA /PRNewswire/ - Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that one of the largest healthcare providers in the Netherlands, Cordaan, has deployed its clinical-grade, cloud-driven networking solutions to optimize operating efficiency, bolster security, and meet increased connectivity demands from people and connected medical devices. With Extreme's industry leading cloud-driven technology in place, Cordaan can easily scale its network to support bandwidth intensive applications and keep personal and medical IoT devices running safely and securely across 120 locations.

Cordaan provides healthcare to approximately 20,000 citizens in Amsterdam, Diemen, Huizen, and Nieuw-Vennep. The company's 6,000 employees and 2,500 volunteers offer a range of healthcare services in homes and managed healthcare facilities to help elderly residents, as well as children and adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Key Benefits:

  • Scalable connectivity: Purpose-built for today's distributed enterprise, ExtremeWireless™ Wi-Fi 6 cloud-managed access points and ExtremeSwitching™ technology, including the ExtremeSwitching™ 5520 universal platform, are deployed throughout Cordaan's network, ensuring secure, scalable connectivity for staff, patients, and visitors wherever they are located. Vulnerability and attack risks are eliminated as Extreme access points offer dedicated, dual-band sensor scans for rogue devices. As the hospital footprint expands and more users, applications, and IoT medical devices are added to the network, Cordaan will be well prepared to meet future needs.
  • Seamless and secure cloud network management: The ExtremeCloud™ IQ network management platform provides Cordaan with end-to-end visibility and unlimited access to data, enabling its IT team to monitor and manage devices and services across its distributed network without the need to travel across the country to individual sites. The healthcare provider can also harness the power of network segmentation to quickly spin-up secure Wi-Fi access for patients and staff as needed, separating critical applications and medical devices to protect them in the event of potential cyberattacks and breaches. Further, Cordaan can now leverage open-standard APIs on its network to guide desired business intelligence and workflow decisions.
  • Simplified network maintenance and optimized costs: With Extreme Fabric Connect™, upgrading and adding new devices and services to Cordaan's distributed network is now automated. This reduces reliance on IT specialists to run, maintain, and troubleshoot the network. Further, Cordaan's IT team has the flexibility to choose and change the appropriate OS for its 5520 universal platforms based on business needs, and can activate changes via automated, zero-touch deployment using ExtremeCloud IQ. The improved level of operating efficiency enables Cordaan's IT staff to spend more time on new initiatives to improve the patient experience.

Executive Perspectives

Rob Bergfeld, Managed ICT Services, Cordaan
"Everything we do at Cordaan is focused on giving our patients the most comfortable experience as well as the most advanced treatments and care. As our network is central to achieving this, we needed a secure, agile, and resilient cloud-based infrastructure to cope with increased demand from thousands of personal and medical devices so our visitors and staff can continue to experience reliable connectivity. Thanks to Extreme's cloud-driven network technology, our visitors can stay better connected while our team confidently carries out the critical work of caring for and assisting our patients."

Henk Bretveld, Country Manager BENELUX, Extreme Networks
"IT is the unseen backbone of any great healthcare organization. Throughout the pandemic, we have seen just how critical a secure, clinical-grade network is to support the users, applications, and devices needed to keep us all healthy. By deploying the ExtremeCloud IQ management platform and cloud-driven networking technologies across hundreds of locations in the Netherlands, Cordaan can guarantee its staff has the tools and technologies in place to meet patient needs and provide the best possible care."

Additional Resources

  • Top Considerations for your Healthcare Cloud Networking Strategy Blog
  • Why Health IT Teams Need Cloud Management Now More Than Ever Blog
  • Cloud Managed Networking for Dummies eBook
  • Omdia 2020 Cloud Managed Networking Report

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) creates effortless networking experiences that enable all of us to advance. We push the boundaries of technology leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. Over 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme's website at https://www.extremenetworks.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, ExtremeCloud, ExtremeSwitching, ExtremeWireless and Extreme Fabric Connect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks shown herein are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Extreme Networks, Inc.

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