CUSTOMER STORY

Connecting Poland’s Schools with Fast, Free, Secure Internet Service

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BENEFITS

Enhanced ability to manage and secure schools’ network traffic

Reduced hardware footprint

Enabled efficient and flexible network traffic decryption and re-encryption

Provided ability to control traffic for throughputs above 200 Gbps in regional hubs

CHALLENGES

Leveraging a public telecommunications network based on existing, commercially built and publicly funded broadband infrastructure

Ensuring consistent security policies for all devices connected to the OSE

Handling the huge volume of decryption required, and being able to filter out traffic from sources not requiring analysis

The Nationwide Educational Network (OSE) is a public telecommunications network program that gives schools all over Poland the ability to connect to fast, free, and secure internet services. Activities undertaken by the OSE ensures the elimination of digital exclusion areas and aims to provide equal educational opportunities for all pupils.

The operator of the program, NASK, used select F5 solutions to create the OSE.

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