This project will explore the requirement for a Jisc-managed solution to firewall and routing on campus.
What we're doing
As a Jisc member, and part of the connected community, you're already protected with our DDoS and CSIRT services on every Janet IP connection. We work with our members to offer managed services; namely our managed router service.
To address the needs of those who do not have the skills or resource to establish, manage or maintain a firewall, we're exploring a range of managed firewall services to integrate with our managed router service.
The service will offer a scalable range of solutions to mitigate the risks your organisation faces.
Why does this matter?
We understand the need to protect your network from growing cyber threats. For some, this is difficult to manage, with security protection needing reactive and skilled intervention to keep ahead of the evolving threat landscape.
We run the world-class Janet Network on behalf of research and education in the UK. It’s vital we protect and support our members, using the intelligence gathered within the community to detect and resolve issues that might affect availability.
This new family of managed firewall and routing services will give you peace of mind that Jisc will mitigate risks against your network and deliver additional security services, avoiding disruption and costly or reputational impact.
Collating your requirements
Through both an online survey, and interviews hosted by account managers, we have had over 40 FE and HE members input into our understanding of the requirements for this managed service.
The next steps of the project are to build our business case and put a product proposal through the robust process of Jisc approvals - to move from ‘what is needed’ to ‘how to build it’!
A number of people indicated in the online survey that they would be happy to be contacted to discuss the project. If we have not already been in touch, we may reach out to you in the upcoming stages to ensure that what we build meet the needs of the sector. Thank you to all who have contributed so far.