Coconnect Broadband for Secondary Schools

Secure, Scalable, Fully supported broadband for Secondary Schools

Connectivity

Coconnect private cloud is a managed Cloud broadband service, offering speeds up to 10Gbps it includes Netsweeper or Smoothwall firewall and filtering services, Senso device management and optional ESET endpoint protection. Additional Cloud based services such as VoIP telephony, Cloud Storage. Remote Desktops and servers can be added to create a complete fully managed Cloud based IT system that grows with your requirements.

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

Rather than adopt a one size fits all approach to filtering and security, Coconnect offers Cloud based systems from the industry leaders, Smoothwall, Netsweeper, SENSO and ESET plus an onsite filtering and firewall option. Individually set up and configured, these systems can be managed by the schools and give protection down to device level, including BYOD. To comply with KSiE, Internet Watch, Prevent Duty and national standards they include configurable global filtering plus control and reporting down to individual device level.

Installation setup and support

Coconnect has a dedicates install team and project management portal that customers can access to see the progress of their installation. Coconnect support packages include direct access to level 3 engineers and an online support portal where support cases can be logged and progressed.

Connect Cloud for Secondary Schools

Coconnect Private Cloud Trust Private Cloud
Secondary Single school or group of smaller schools, up to 5000 pupils
Connection technology Superfast+ (EoFTTC), Ultrafast (FTTP), Leased Line Leased Line
Speed Superfast+ up to 80Mbps, Ultrafast up to 1Gbps, Leased line up to 10Gbps Up to 10Gbps
Speed guarantee (1:1) Superfast+ up to 20Mbps Up to line speed 1:1 contention
Phone required? No No
Availability/SLA guaranteed Superfast - 24 hours, Superfast+ - 7 hours, Ultrafast 24 hours Superfast+ - 7 hours, Ultrafast 24 hours, Leased line 4 hours
QOS guarantees
Filtering Fully managed Cloud based, on site available as a cost option Fully managed Cloud based, on site available as a cost option
Content filtering service Netsweeper or Smoothwall 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
  • 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 Fortigate firewalls providing perimeter and internal firewall protection with 7 layer application control, IPS and Anti-Malware protection
  • 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 Fortigate firewalls providing perimeter and internal firewall protection with 7 layer application control, IPS and Anti-Malware protection
Network and Device Management Senso Coconnect Bundle first year free 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
  • Cloud based, real time
  • Simple, browser based setup
  • Scalable and resilient
  • Unprecedented safeguarding facilities based on keyword lists.
  • Developed with KCSiE and IWF
Remote device filtering
Antivirus ESET Optional ESET Optional
ESET Features
  • Comprehensive protection for Windows, Mac, Android and Linux
  • Ransomware and Malware protection
  • Privacy and password protection
  • Comprehensive protection for Windows, Mac, Android and Linux
  • Ransomware and Malware protection
  • Privacy and password protection
VPLS private network Not Available Option
Optional Additional facilities VoIP, managed WIFI, Cloud Storage. Cloud Desktop, Cloud Server VoIP, managed WIFI, Cloud Storage. Cloud Desktop, Cloud Server
Monitoring 24/7 24/7
Automatic failover
SIP trunking Yes excluding Superfast
Dedicated account manager
Support service Coconnect Premium Support (Circuit, Filtering and Firewall, plus any additional services support) Coconnect Premium Support (Circuit, Filtering and Firewall, plus any additional services support)
Contract length 3/5 years 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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