Member-driven service model

Created for members, by members

KANREN provides technical services and support to our members. Services are developed in close collaboration with our membership, who help determine the levels of performance, quality and cost that we provide. Services are operated on a cost-recovery basis, where each service recovers its own costs, and contributes fairly to KANREN’s general operating expenses.


Customized internet services and support for research, education, and public service institutions in Kansas

Network Services
  • Internet connectivity (E-rate SPIN: 143005645)
  • Private statewide backbone
  • Internet2/CAP connectivity
  • Private network overlays
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN
  • Common “convenience services,” such as DNS, IP addresses, etc.
Security Services
  • Multi-zone, stateful firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS)
  • Blackhole DNS
  • Network-based anti-virus
  • Web content filtering
  • Remote vulnerability scanning
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation
  • SSL VPN (site-to-site)
  • DNS-based content filtering
Cloud Services
  • Storage
  • Compute
  • Networking
  • Direct, dedicated connectivity to cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google)
Video Conferencing Services
  • Mobile & desktop devices
  • Room systems
  • H.323 integration
  • AES128 encryption
  • Large meetings
  • Webinars (web broadcasts)
Professional Services
  • Professional development workshops & seminars
  • One-on-one professional development
  • Engineering
  • Technical audits
  • Troubleshooting
  • KANREN areas of technical excellence include:
    • Routing & switching design
    • IPv6 deployment
    • High-availability network architectures
    • Performance measurement & monitoring
    • Advanced BGP/AS boundary routing
    • LAN design & best practice
    • Videoconferencing systems
    • Network troubleshooting