Private WAN in Schools, Colleges and Universities

Private WAN is a network solution that enables you to transmit data between two or more locations, whilst prioritising private internet traffic and avoiding public network to increase the level of security. Essentially it is a private network that allows a multi-sited school, college or university to share information, privately, with their own private internet. Private WAN enables you to improve your service between sites and have a secure and reliable network.

Private WAN gives you:

Reduced Business Risk – Improved Productivity – Enhanced Security – Lower Voice and Data Costs

Benefits of Private WAN to your School, College or University

  • Reduced business risk – reliable network and resilient access options.
  • Improved productivity – when you use high-quality video conferencing, Unified Communications and other collaborative applications; that can be securely accessed from all sites and remote locations, meaning less interruption and downtime.
  • Next-generation Firewall – our firewall has been designed to be highly available and cloud-based. It protects all of your VPN’s and ensures all users, whether they are based on-site or remotely receive the same level of protection against all cyber threats.
  • Purchasing options – there are a range of contract term options (including deals with no upfront costs).
  • Application prioritisation – uninterrupted access to the tools you need for your school to operate such as; voice and video conferencing and business-critical applications such as accounting software or ordering systems.
  • Scalable bandwidth – your bandwidth can be changed to meet your needs across different sites to meet your needs, for now, and your future needs as your school, college or university grows.
  • Lower voice and data costs – attractively priced service contracts, no charges for site-to-site calls, competitive call rates, a reduced cost for internal IT and networking skills.

When should you integrate a Private WAN network?

You can integrate it, any time but we have found that other schools, colleges and universities see a huge benefit when they identify one of the following elements in their business:

  • Do you transfer site-to-site data across the public internet? Is it slow? Does it take a while for data to sync up across the different sites?
  • Are you using an IP (Internet Protocol) phone system that isn’t integrated into your data network? Private WAN is ideal for schools, colleges and universities that want to achieve operational and other benefits from running all voice and data traffic over a single network.
  • Are you opening more sites? You’ll need a flexible MPLS-based WAN solution to support your growth.
  • Are you running collaborative applications? You’ll need a reliable, secure and private network to enhance these experiences.

Designed for Commercial Use

We can ensure quality because we use a network which was engineered specifically for commercial use. This means that at peak times your business-critical applications will always be prioritised.

Quality is assured through:

  • Extensive monitoring of all elements and metrics within the call path both TDM and IP including but not limited to, Post Dial Delay (PDD), Answer to Seize Ratio (ASR), Network Efficiency Ratio (NER), Mean Opinion Score (MOS), Perceptual Analysis of Speech Quality (PESQ) Score, Call Closure and Error codes for C7 and SIP signalling, Jitter, Latency, Packet Loss, Trunk and Circuit occupancy, uptime and trends
  • Proactive call testing and analysis for all platforms and services
  • Appropriate and timely alerts of potential issues and ‘hot spots’ to our 24×7 Network Operations Centre
  • Review of external and internal reports including customer feedback via support desks
  • Strict Change Control and Release Management process to prevent related quality or service issues.

Enhance your Multi-site Business Operations

Private WAN is ideal for multi-site businesses that want to improve their service between sites and have a secure and reliable network.

Do you want to enhance your business operations, across all sites?

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