Coconnect Broadband for MATs

Flexible, high performance Broadband services that grow with your needs


Coconnect Trust private Cloud is a managed Cloud broadband service, offering speeds up to 10Gbps per leased line it includes Netsweeper or Smoothwall firewall and filtering services, Senso device management and optional ESET endpoint protection. VPLS capable, Trust private cloud can include Cloud based services such as VoIP telephony and Cloud Storage. Remote Desktops and servers can be added to create a complete fully managed Cloud based IT system that grows with needs of your Trust. Coupled with 24/7 network monitoring and Coconnect premium support, delivered direct from level 3 engineers Coconnect Trust Private Cloud is a complete solution for Multi Academy trusts.

Larger schools and school groups can upgrade to Trust Private Cloud, using leased line services with up to 10Gbps per line and Virtual Private Lan Services (VPLS) for internal networking.

Safeguarding, filtering and security

Coconnect trust Private Cloud includes a range of filtering and security options. Rather than adopt a one size fits all approach, Coconnect offers Cloud based systems from the industry leaders, Smoothwall, Netsweeper, SENSO and ESET and can work with individual Trusts to integrate existing systems if preferred. Safeguarding systems can be locally or remotely managed and protect down to individual device level, including protection for students and teachers who use their own devices on or off the MAT network.

Installation setup and support

Moving broadband providers can be complex, that’s why we have made things a simple and transparent as possible. Your dedicated account manager and our migration team will ensure you are getting exactly what you need with minimum fuss.

The unique Coconnect project management portal gives you complete visibility into your installation progress. Using the portal you can see next steps, assign tasks and communicate directly with the installation management team.

Connect Cloud for Trusts

Trust Private Cloud
MAT Multi academy trust, multi sites, unlimited expansion, over 3000 pupils
Connection technology Leased Line
Speed Up to 10Gbps
Speed guarantee (1:1) Up to line speed 1:1 contention
Phone required? No
Availability/SLA Leased line 4 hours
VPLS private network Option
Load balanced, multi school backbone network
QOS guarantees
Fully managed Firewalls and filtering
Filtering Fully managed Cloud based, on site available as a cost option
Content filtering service Netsweeper or Smoothwall
Smoothwall Features
  • Perimeter and internal firewalls
  • Layer 7 application control
  • Intrusion prevention and detection
  • Bandwidth management
  • VPN facility
  • Link and load balancing
Netsweeper Features
  • Real time content analysis
  • Layer 7 application control
  • Intrusion prevention and detection
  • BYOD control including guests
  • Social media controls
  • Block access to phishing and malware sites
  • Netsweeper requires the use of a separate firewall. Coconnect uses Fortinet firewalls providing perimeter and internal firewall protection with 7 layer application control
Mobile device filtering
Network and Device Management Senso Coconnect Bundle first year free
SENSO Features
  • Cloud based, real time
  • Simple, browser based setup
  • Scalable and resilient
  • Unprecedented safeguarding facilities based on keyword lists.
  • Developed with KCSiE and IWF
Antivirus ESET Optional
ESET Features
  • Comprehensive protection for Windows, Mac, Android and Linux
  • Ransomware and Malware protection
  • Privacy and password protection
Optional Additional facilities VoIP, managed WIFI, Cloud Storage. Cloud Desktop, Cloud Server
Monitoring 24/7
Automatic failover
SIP trunking
Dedicated account manager
Support service Coconnect Premium Support (Circuit, Filtering and Firewall, plus any additional services support)
Contract length 3/5 years

Coconnect provide a complete service from pre-sales & technical support. Services is always speedy and technical support team have an incredible wealth of knowledge.

William O'Reilly

Lumen Christi MAC

"When our old provider closed down with very short notice, Coconnect pulled out all the stops to make sure we were up and running on a brand new connection with an on-site filter with zero downtime. They listened to what we needed, and provided expert advice, customer service, and after sales support.  They’re absolutely brilliant and I would recommend them every time."

Rich Sayles

Newman School

"Knowledgeable, friendly, pro-active and always ready to help, with an understanding of the particular needs of education, Coconnect have provided a stable safe infrastructure which we can rely on."

Martin Robson

Cumbria Education Trust

"We are moving all of our broadband from local county council to Coconnect, but to date I could not be happier. Our account is managed by one of the directors; he is proactive, helpful, and always available to answer any of my questions whenever I call/email. We are transitioning 8 schools and seem to be on track to complete as planned! I would not hesitate in recommending them to other schools."

Lisa Alderson

Berlesduna Multi Academy Trust

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Whether you are looking for high speed connectivity, a custom private Cloud or simply a new internet package that better suits your specific requirements. Coconnect delivers a solid, reliable, safe solution designed to suit you and your budget.