Glossary

Membership

Membership

The membership fee allows a KanREN, Inc. consortium member to participate in the consortium, and to purchase KanREN network services. KanREN membership is a core component to KanREN’s fee structure. The KanREN consortium was created to facilitate communication among colleges, universities, school districts and other organizations in Kansas, and to provide connectivity to the Internet to these organizations via a statewide network. All members pay the same membership fee, regardless of size of institution.

Access Circuits

Access Circuit

The physical circuit that connects a member location to the KanREN Network. The circuit is contracted from a telecommunications provider by KanREN, and delivered to the member with no additional fees or costs added by KanREN. This circuit is a layer 2 (physical circuit) connection only. The Access Circuit bandwidth speed must be greater than or equal to the Network Use bandwidth speed for any connection. (Pricing is member location dependent)

Internet & Backbone

Network Use Committed Information Rate

This fee is for all aggregated KanREN Network participants. This is the layer 3 (IP, or Internet) portion of the network connection. It also covers the cost of lateral peering that takes place with local telecommunications providers, and on- net caches that are strategically located on the KanREN network. The Network Use bandwidth speed must be less than or equal to the Access Circuit bandwidth speed for any connection; unless otherwise explicitly stated by KanREN.

Network Use Burst Information Rate

Usage-based fees are calculated monthly at $8.40/Mb/Month and billed quarterly in arrears.

Regents Backbone

This fee is for Regents Universities on the KanREN Network. It is calculated as a set price per projected average yearly bandwidth used. It also covers the cost of lateral peering that takes place with local telecommunications providers, and on- net caches that are strategically located on the KanREN network.

Regents Internet

This fee is for Regents Universities on the KanREN Network. It is calculated as a set price per projected average yearly bandwidth used. It also covers the cost of lateral peering that takes place with local telecommunications providers, and on- net caches that are strategically located on the KanREN network.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure 1Gbps-10Gbps

This fee is based on the equipment KanREN operates to serve the member institution directly, and the portion of shared, core KanREN backbone resources used by the member connection. This fee applies to member connections from 1 Gbps – 10 Gbps.

Infrastructure No Site Equipment

This fee is based on the portion of shared core resources used by the member.

Infrastructure 100Gbps Backbone Colocation

This fee is based on the equipment KanREN operates to serve the member institution directly, and the portion of shared, core KanREN backbone resources used by the member connection. This fee applies to KanREN backbone members.

Infrastructure Special Case

This fee is based on the equipment KanREN operates to serve the member institution directly, and the portion of shared, core KanREN backbone resources used by the member connection.

Infrastructure 10Gbps Backbone Colocation

This fee is based on the equipment KanREN operates to serve the member institution directly, and the portion of shared, core KanREN backbone resources used by the member connection. This fee applies to KanREN backbone members.

Infrastructure Up to 300Mbps

This fee is based on the equipment KanREN operates to serve the member institution directly, and the portion of shared, core KanREN backbone resources used by the member connection. This fee applies to member connections up to 300 Mbps.

Infrastructure Up to 1Gbps

This fee is based on the equipment KanREN operates to serve the member institution directly, and the portion of shared, core KanREN backbone resources used by the member connection. This fee applies to members with connections up to 1Gbps.

Installation (Recurring)

This fee that covers the installation of new services.

Network Support

Research Support

This fee allows KanREN to monitor, manage, maintain, and operate the research project. The fee is for Research sites and includes support with negotiated response time during business, and secondary hours.

Network Support 7-7 M-F

This fee allows KanREN to monitor, manage, maintain, and operate the network. The fee is for 7 am-7 pm M-F support with a maximum response time of 1 hour during business hours and no expected responses for secondary hours and holidays.

Network Support 24 Hour Passive

This fee allows KanREN to monitor, manage, maintain, and operate the network. The fee is for 24 hour support, 365 days a year, passive monitoring and response outside of KanREN business hours (7-7 M-F), with a maximum response time of 1 hour during business hours and 4 hours during secondary business hours and holidays.

Network Support 24 Hour Active

This fee allows KanREN to monitor, manage, maintain, and operate the network. This fee is for 24 hour proactive support, 365 days a year, active monitoring and response outside of KanREN business hours (7-7 M-F), with a maximum response time of 1 hour during business hours and 4 hours during secondary business hours and holidays.

Network Support Backbone

This fee allows KanREN to monitor, manage, maintain, and operate the network. The fee is for 24 hour support, 365 days a year with a maximum response time of 15 minutes during business hours and 1 hour during secondary business hours and holidays.

Internet2/US UCAN

Internet2/US UCAN Access

This fee covers KanREN’s expense to provide Internet2 connectivity to its members. Internet2 access is a core component of KanREN’s network connectivity service and is required.

Internet2/US UCAN for Internet2 Institutional Members

This fee covers KanREN’s expense to provide Internet2 connectivity to its members. Internet2 access is a core component of KanREN’s network connectivity service and is required.

Internet2/US UCAN for Regents University SEGP Members

This fee covers KanREN’s expense to provide Internet2 connectivity to its members. Internet2 access is a core component of KanREN’s network connectivity service and is required.

Additional Connectivity Services

Voice QoS

KanREN prioritizes member VoIP/SIP traffic sourced from and destined to telephony service partners. A member must be working with a KanREN partner telephony provider to receive the benefits of voice QoS. A current list of partner providers can be obtained by speaking with a KanREN employee.

Video QoS

KanREN prioritizes H.323 and VidyoTM traffic destined to well known, predefined destinations (such as the KBOR MCU clusters). In addition high priority traffic can be identified based on the source IP of a member room system or cart (codec), thus enabling higher fidelity site-to-site calling.

IPv4 Addresses /64 Subnet

This section covers the provisioning of IPv6 IP addresses to members with a /64 subnet (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique global addresses [UGAs]).

IPv4 Addresses /48 Subnet

This section covers the provisioning of IPv6 IP addresses to members with a /48 subnet (1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 unique global addresses [UGAs]).

IPv4 Addresses/42 Subnet

This section covers the provisioning of IPv6 IP addresses to members with a /42 subnet (77,371,252,455,336,267,181,195,264 unique global addresses [UGAs]).

IPv4 Addresses/38 Subnet

This section covers the provisioning of IPv6 IP addresses to members with a /38 subnet (1,237,940,039,285,380,274,899,124,224 unique global addresses [UGAs]).

IPv4 Addresses

This section covers the provisioning of IPv4 IP addresses to members. The number of addresses per site varies on a need basis; however, KanREN’s standard assignment is 256 unique public addresses. This is also known as a /24. Additional IPv4 address space can be assigned at any point, typically within hours of the request.

DNS Hosting

Primary and/or secondary DNS hosting is provided for members at no charge. This is intended to be a convenient service for members with modest needs. If your organization requires a large number of zones, entries and/or frequent changes, please contact KanREN for more options.

Multipoint LAN Emulation (VPLS)

VPLS is short for Virtual Private LAN Segment. VPLS is used to create multi-point private network connections. At least three endpoints are necessary to warrant a VPLS. This is useful for members with remote campus locations. This fee is assessed per VPLS.

Point-to-Point Circuit Emulation (VLL)

The service is also referred to as MPLS pseudowire. The VLL is a point-to-point connection that includes both the advantages of circuit switched and packet switched networks. The VLL transports data-link layer frames between two discrete endpoints. This is especially useful for sites with remote campus locations. This fee is assessed per VLL.

IP Remote Date Center Connectivity

Layer 2 VPN Remote Data Center Connectivity

Net+ Services

E-mail Scrubbing Per Mailbox Over 1000

This fee covers anti-spam and anti-virus scrubbing provided by KanREN. KanREN uses the CanIT email filtering software to scrub emails. Pricing for over 1000 mailboxes is on an individual case basis.

E-mail Scrubbing Per Mailbox Over 300

This fee covers anti-spam and anti-virus scrubbing provided by KanREN. KanREN uses the CanIT email filtering software to scrub emails. Pricing for over 300 mailboxes is on a per mailbox basis. ($2/mailbox/yr)

E-mail Scrubbing Up to 300 Mailboxes

This fee covers anti-spam and anti-virus scrubbing provided by KanREN. KanREN uses the CanIT email filtering software to scrub emails. Pricing is a flat fee for up to 300 mailboxes.

Virtual Machines Additional Storage

This fee covers the purchase of additional storage for KanREN Virtual Machines (VMs). Additional storage can be purchased in 40 GB blocks. There is no setup fee. All KanREN VMs are hosted on the KanREN Network. ($100/year/40GB)

Virtual Machines Large

Large KanREN Virtual Machines (VMs) include 2 Virtual CPUs, 4 GB VRAM, 160 GB of storage, and unlimited network usage. All KanREN VMs are hosted on the KanREN Network.

Virtual Machines Large Setup

This fee covers the setup and installation of a large KanREN Virtual Machine. This is a one time fee.

Virtual Machines Medium

Medium KanREN Virtual Machines (VMs) include 1 Virtual CPU, 2 GB VRAM, 80 GB of storage, and unlimited network usage. All KanREN VMs are hosted on the KanREN Network.

Virtual Machines Medium Setup

This fee covers the setup and installation of a medium KanREN Virtual Machine. This is a one time fee.

Virtual Machines Small

Small KanREN Virtual Machines (VMs) include 1 Virtual CPU, 1 GB VRAM, 40 GB of storage, and unlimited network usage. All KanREN VMs are hosted on the KanREN Network.

Virtual Machines Small Setup

This fee covers the setup and installation of a small KanREN Virtual Machine. This is a one time fee.

The StormCellar – Block-Based 200GB Block

StormCellar is KanREN’s cloud-based storage service. StormCellar is co-located at one of the KanREN backbone nodes. The block-based package utilizes the iSCSI protocol to access data stored on StormCellar. ($.10/GB/month sold in 200GB blocks)

The StormCellar – File-Based 200GB Block

StormCellar is KanREN’s cloud-based storage service. StormCellar is co-located at one of the KanREN backbone nodes. The file-based package utilizes AFP, NFS, SMB/CIFS protocols to access data stored on StormCellar. ($.10/GB/month. Sold in 200GB blocks)

Video Services

Zoom Additional Webinar

Priced per webinar port per year. Webinars provide for very large events with a uni directional flow of audio+video.

Zoom Additional CRC Port

Priced per port per year.

Zoom Mid-High Non-Connected

Includes 1250 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately.

Zoom Additional Large Meeting

Priced per meeting per year.

Zoom Large Non-Connected

Includes 2500 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately.

Zoom Mid-Low Non-Connected

Includes 625 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately.

Zoom Small Non-Connected

Includes 325 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately.

Zoom Extra-Small Non-Connected

Includes 150 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately.

Zoom Mid-High Connected

Includes 1250 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN network connectivity required.

Zoom Large Connected

Includes 2500 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN network connectivity required.

Zoom Small Consortium

Includes 75 Pro Accounts and 4 CRC Ports. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN Membership required.

Zoom Medium Consortium

Includes 150 Pro Accounts and 8 CRC Ports. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN Membership required.

Zoom Large Consortium

Includes 325 Pro Accounts and 12 CRC Ports. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN Membership required.

Zoom Extra-Small Connected

Includes 150 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN network connectivity required.

Zoom Small Connected

Includes 325 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN network connectivity required.

Zoom Mid-Low Connected

Includes 625 Pro Accounts, 5 CRC Ports, 5 Large Meetings and 2 Webinars. Additional resources can be purchased separately. KanREN network connectivity required.

Consulting

Consulting Design and Engineering

KanREN will often work with members on projects that are outside the scope of everyday operations. The project must require management, support, and resolutions from KanREN Engineering staff. This consultation must take place during standard business hours (7-7 M-F). KanREN staff will make final determination of a project’s scope with input from the requesting member. ($100/hr sold in hourly increments with a 1 hour minimum)

Consulting After Hours

KanREN will often work with members on projects that are outside the scope of everyday operations, and/or take place outside of standard business hours (M-F 7-7). In an effort to recover costs for these activities KanREN charges an hourly rate. This fee is assessed for any consulting that takes place outside of KanREN’s standard business hours (M-F 7-7). The project must also be managed by Admin or Specialist level support and resolutions. KanREN staff will make final determination of a project’s scope with input from the requesting member. ($125/hr sold in increments of 1 hour with a 1 hour minimum)

Consulting Regular Business Hours

KanREN will often work with members on projects that are outside the scope of everyday operations. In an effort to recover costs for these activities KanREN charges an hourly rate. This fee is assessed for any consulting that takes place M-F from 7-7. The project must also be managed by Admin or Specialist level support and resolutions. KanREN staff will make final determination of a project’s scope with input from the requesting member. ($75/hr sold in 1 hour increments with a 1 hour minimum)

Non-member Consulting Regular Business Hours

KanREN will often work with members on projects that are outside the scope of everyday operations. In an effort to recover costs for these activities KanREN charges an hourly rate. This fee is assessed for any consulting that takes place M-F from 7-7. The project must also be managed by Admin or Specialist level support and resolutions. KanREN staff will make final determination of a project’s scope with input from the requesting member. ($75/hr sold in 1 hour increments with a 1 hour minimum)

Non-member Consulting Design and Engineering

KanREN will often work with members on projects that are outside the scope of everyday operations. The project must require management, support, and resolutions from KanREN Engineering staff. This consultation must take place during standard business hours (7-7 M-F). KanREN staff will make final determination of a project’s scope with input from the requesting member. ($100/hr sold in hourly increments with a 1 hour minimum)

Non-member Consulting After Hours

KanREN will often work with members on projects that are outside the scope of everyday operations, and/or take place outside of standard business hours (M-F 7-7). In an effort to recover costs for these activities KanREN charges an hourly rate. This fee is assessed for any consulting that takes place outside of KanREN’s standard business hours (M-F 7-7). The project must also be managed by Admin or Specialist level support and resolutions. KanREN staff will make final determination of a project’s scope with input from the requesting member. ($125/hr sold in increments of 1 hour with a 1 hour minimum)

Events

Events KanREN Conference Non-Member

KanREN has an Annual Conference that requires registration fees to attend. This is a one time fee per attendee.

Events KanREN Conference Member

KanREN has an Annual Conference that requires registration fees to attend. This is a one time fee per attendee.

Events KanREN Workshop or Seminar Non- Member

KanREN will often provide workshops or seminars on current technological issues or topics. These workshops/seminars are priced on a per event per attendee basis.

Events KanREN Workshop or Seminar Member

KanREN will often provide workshops or seminars on current technological issues or topics. These workshops/seminars are priced on a per event per attendee basis.

Other Products & Services

Test Product

Product Created to test Revenue Schedules

Other

Billing Services (Accounts Receivable)

Disconnect Fee

Connectivity Fees

Installation

This is a one-time fee that covers the installation of new services.

Network Security Services

SSL-Based VPN On-Demand for End-Users and Mobile Devices (1-50 Users)

This service provides secure data communicates for individual user devices via on- premises equipment. Clients may connect mobile devices or stationary remote hosts via an SSLVPN client software. Total users are limited to 1-50 for this subscription tier.

SSL-Based VPN On-Demand for End-Users and Mobile Devices (1-25 Users)

This service provides secure data communicates for individual user devices via on- premises equipment. Clients may connect mobile devices or stationary remote hosts via an SSLVPN client software. Total users are limited to 1-25 for this subscription tier.

SSL-Based VPN On-Demand for End-Users and Mobile Devices (1-10 Users)

This service provides secure data communicates for individual user devices via on- premises equipment. Clients may connect mobile devices or stationary remote hosts via an SSLVPN client software. Total users are limited to 1-10 for this subscription tier.

SSL-Based Site-to-Site VPN

This service is included at no additional cost in the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1). Total IPSec site-to-site VPN performance is limited to either 100Mbps or 350Mbps based on premises equipment.

IDS/IDP Service (200 Mbps to 600 Mbps)

This service provides real-time Intrusion Detection and Prevention services using on-premises equipment. IDP allows for L3-L7 traffic scanning and policy enforcement which aids in protecting against advanced application layer attacks. Total traffic passing through the IDP engine is limited to 600Mbps at this subscription tier. Requires the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1).

IDS/IDP Service (up to 200 Mbps)

This service provides real-time Intrusion Detection and Prevention services using on-premises equipment. IDP allows for L3-L7 traffic scanning and policy enforcement which aids in protecting against advanced application layer attacks. Total traffic passing through the IDP engine is limited to 200Mbps at this subscription tier. Requires the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1).

CIPA Compliant Web Content Filter (300 Mbps to 1 Gbps)

This service provides CIPA-compliant web content filtering using on-premises equipment. Total traffic passing through the content filter is limited to 1Gbps at this subscription tier. Requires the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1)

CIPA Compliant Web Content Filter (up to 300 Mbps)

This service provides CIPA-compliant web content filtering using on-premises equipment. Total traffic passing through the content filter is limited to 300Mbps at this subscription tier. Requires the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1).

Blackhole DNS

This service provides purposefully false responses for known-bad domain name queries. The member site is allowed to define their profile based on categories. A GUI web interface is provided where site administrators may manage whitelist and blacklist entries.

Network-Based Anti-Virus (up to 300 Mbps)

This service provides real-time, network-based anti-virus scanning for designated traffic flowing between firewall zones. Total traffic passing through the anti- virus engine is limited to 85Mbps at this subscription tier. Requires the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1).

Network-Based Anti-Virus (up to 85 Mbps)

This service provides real-time, network-based anti-virus scanning for designated traffic flowing between firewall zones. Total traffic passing through the anti- virus engine is limited to 85Mbps at this subscription tier. Requires the Basic Stateful Firewall service (7.1.1).

Penetration Testing

This service provides quarterly external vulnerability scans of the member’s network. KanREN staff will perform regular scans of the member’s public IP space, testing for known vulnerabilities and attack vectors. A summary of activities as well as suggestions for mitigation. NOTE: KanREN is NOT an authorized PCI or HIPAA scanning service provider; this service does not meet standards for any regulatory agency.

Basic Stateful Firewall

This service provides a robust, zone-based, statefull firewall. KanREN will allow up to 12 security zones. Any configuration calling for greater than 12 zones requires express KanREN approval before deployment. Zone-to-zone traffic is filtered based on requested site policies.

Cloud-Based Networking

Cloud-Based Networking

USAC

Billing to USAC Form 474 (SPI)

For tracking SPI invoices to an from USAC.

USAC Form 472 (BEAR) Reimbursement

For tracking BEAR credits from USAC, and their disbursement to the applicable member.