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JANET: Supporting BCE

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  • 1. JANET: Supporting BCE Shirley Wood Head of Customer Engagement, JANET(UK) Shirley.Wood@ja.net Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 1
  • 2. Topics •  What is JANET •  JANET Policies •  Connecting to JANET •  Using the network •  Simplifying the JANET regulatory framework Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 2
  • 3. What is JANET •  JANET is an education and research network –  Not just another ISP –  Publicly funded –  Funder/user view Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 3
  • 4. JANET Policies •  JANET Connection - who can connect •  JANET Acceptable Use - what can you do •  Security - Site/User/JANET responsibilities Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 4
  • 5. JANET Connection Policy •  Defines who can connect to JANET •  Types of Connection –  Primary –  Sponsored –  Proxy –  Interconnect Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 5
  • 6. Who can connect? •  All Higher Education Institutes •  All Further Education Colleges •  Research Council Establishments and units •  Other organisations require permission of JANET(UK) / JISC •  Other networks may connect as an Interconnect or Peer with JANET Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 6
  • 7. Who can connect? •  Organisations involved primarily with the delivery or support education and research but not otherwise in the JANET community Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 7
  • 8. Who can connect? •  Organisations working with or linked with education or research or with other public sector activities, and organisations wishing to receive or deliver educational or research services from or to the JANET community. Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 8
  • 9. Who can connect? •  Organisations wishing to use JANET for purposes other than teaching, learning or collaborative research Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 9
  • 10. Who can Connect - Summary •  organisations involved primarily with the delivery or support of education and research, or •  organisations working with, supplying to or linked with education or research or with other public sector activities, or •  organisations wishing to receive or deliver educational or research services from or to those connected to JANET, or •  public organisations wishing to use JANET for purposes other than teaching, learning or collaborative research. Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 10
  • 11. JANET Acceptable Use Policy •  Keep network fast/open/flexible –  But deal with harmful/disruptive activities •  Orthogonal to other JANET policies –  Connection (who can connect) –  Security (Site/User/JANET responsibilities) Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 11
  • 12. Who/What is Covered •  Primary connections agree (by contract) –  Traffic they send/receive will comply •  Doesn’t apply to internal networks •  Unless you decide that it does (feel free) –  Take reasonable steps to discourage breach –  And deal effectively when it happens •  Primary responsible for those it connects –  Users and sponsored sites Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 12
  • 13. What is “Acceptable”? •  Purpose of communicating with other organisations, individuals and services attached to networks, reachable by JANET •  May be used by a User Organisation and its Members for any lawful activity that is in furtherance of the aims and policies of the User Organisation •  Organisation must ensure its Members adhere to JANET AUP and current legislation Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 13
  • 14. What is “Unacceptable Use”? •  Anything illegal •  Things that education networks don’t do •  Anti-social things Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 14
  • 15. Other Networks •  Access to other networks via JANET •  Breach of AUP of remote network •  Breach of good practice which is likely to damage the reputation of JANET Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 15
  • 16. Use of JANET in BCE •  To collaborate with a business or community partner also connected directly to JANET because the nature of the collaboration requires the special characteristics of JANET, rather than rely upon the partner’s Internet connection •  As its network supplier when it is itself supplying IT services to a business or community partner. Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 16
  • 17. Simplifying the JANET Regulatory Framework – Proposal A university or college’s business and community engagement activities are no different in principle to its teaching and research activities Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 17
  • 18. Regulatory Implications •  JANET Connection Policy •  State Aid Considerations •  JANET’s Regulatory Status •  Recovery of Costs of Use of JANET •  Inappropriate Partners Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 18
  • 19. Future •  Consultation with community •  Preliminary conclusions and further discussion –  JANET Strategic Briefing Day •  Publish final conclusions Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 19
  • 20. Questions? Copyright JNT Association 2010 Netskills BCE Event – Sep 2010 20

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