emPSN takes pride in the 20 years of experience connecting schools and other organisations to secure networks. When we connect your school, you’re linked up to the MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network with Data Centres in Derby and Nottingham. The MPLS system allows us to provide shorter network connections, boosting speed and reliability. It’s a 10Gb connection and links providers such as BT, TalkTalk and Virgin. As well as speed, we also focus on security, with two firewalls installed before connecting to the Janet Network.
The Janet Network serves over 18 million users and provides educational facilities and research organisations with world-class internet connectivity. With high-bandwidth, great reliability and access to many additional rewards, the Janet connection can create new opportunities for your school. This safe, secure and reliable internet network is specifically designed for use in education.
Janet connects critical UK infrastructure, covering many different schools, colleges, research institutes and more. It links these institutions with leading service providers such as Google and Microsoft, and allows access to popular mainstream websites such as the BBC through a resilient internet firewall. This means that any student traffic is redirected through the internal Janet network, providing heightened security whilst enhancing communication through software like Microsoft Office.
When you connect to the Janet Network you gain access to a range of benefits, including British Pathé News material, Audio Networks, Listening Books and a range of teaching materials sourced directly from the internal network. As well as these extra benefits, emPSN can offer SSL Certificates, allowing you to create original and secure domains for your school.
Our infrastructure has been managed by KCOM, a leading UK communications and IT services provider, since 2001. At the heart of operations is the national Network Operations Centre, which offers support 365 days a year. From the smallest problem, such as a faulty router on-site at school, to a larger network-wide problem, the NOC monitors network performance and rapidly arranges bug fixes and repairs. Reliability is essential for a school internet connection, and here at emPSN we strive to provide a robust service through our providers.