CUSTOMER STORY

Connecting Poland’s Schools with Fast, Free, and Secure Internet Services

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BENEFITS

Enhanced ability to manage and secure schools’ network traffic

Reducution of hardware footprint

Efficient and flexible network traffic decryption and re-encryption

Ability to control traffic for throughputs above 200 Gbps in regional hubs

CHALLENGES

The OSE needed to leverage a public telecommunications network based on existing, commercially built and publicly funded broadband infrastructure

Ensure consistent security policies for all devices connected to the OSE

Handling 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 is NASK, which used selected solutions from F5 to create the OSE.

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