Managed Network ‘To the School’
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ConnectWe deliver a fast and reliable internet connection, with unlimited data to support learning online. And because we don’t believe bandwidth should be a barrier to learning, we make sure schools have access to all the bandwidth they need. Best of all, it’s fully funded for schools and kura across Aotearoa.
ProtectThrough our Safe & Secure internet, schools have access to a suite of industry-leading services to help protect tamariki from inappropriate content and online threats. And one or two more copy lines here to make it longer. And one or two more copy lines here to make it longer.
SupportSchools have the support of our Helpdesk and team of specialised engineers, plus their own Relationship Manager – so help is only ever a phone call away. We also proactively monitori the health of a school’s connection, and can provide insights into online activity for both individual users and devices.
What’s included – Safe & Secure Internet
To help protect tamariki online while at school, we recommend using our Safe & Secure internet – which is endorsed by our partners Netsafe and CERT NZ. Together the services below strengthen a school’s protection online by providing multiple layers of defence against online threats and inappropriate content.
Helps to protect tamariki online by restricting access to inappropriate content. To be Safe & Secure, there are 14 default categories that schools need to block to strengthen this protection against inappropriate content and online threats. Filtering can also be customised for each school depending on their needs.
Acts as an additional safety net to help block unwanted content and minimise the impact of online threats (such as malware, ransomware, phishing scams and VPNs) to a school’s internet connection. We ask schools to have this enabled to be Safe & Secure.
Provides protections that helps prevent online threats and malicious activity reaching the school. It acts as a wall between the internet and the school’s network, assessing content to determine if it’s acceptable or not. Schools can set up their own rules to protect their network, but there are four specific settings that we ask schools to apply to be Safe & Secure.
Want more protection?
To protect tamariki online even further, schools can choose to add these additional options to their N4L internet connection.
Significantly increase Provides additional protection against inappropriate content and threats by implementing HTTPS Inspection. It allows schools to block searches and websites which feature defined keywords.
Identity Awareness allows schools to identify and manage tamariki and kaiako online while using the Managed Network. It also gives schools the ability to view online usage data down to an individual level.
N4L’s Mail Relay lets schools keep in touch with their parent community, by enabling them to send large volumes of emails. It also provides an additional layer of spam and virus protection.
Get the Safe & Secure Tick
Our Safe & Secure Tick is how schools can show they’re making the most of N4L’s fully funded Safe & Secure internet. Having the tick means the school’s online learning environment and the tamariki using it, are protected by N4L from the worst of the web.
How to get the Safe & Secure Tick
To get the tick, schools need to be using N4L’s Safe & Secure internet – our recommended setup for all schools, endorsed by our partners Netsafe and CERT NZ. This includes:
It’s important to remember that no solution guarantees 100% protection from online threats and inappropriate content. While we do our best, schools also have a role to play – including promoting digital citizenship, as well as keeping their software and systems up to date.
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