KanREN’s Member Driven Service Model

Created by members for 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.


KanREN’s current service offerings include:

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.


  • Multi-Zone, Stateful Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS)
  • Blackhole DNS
  • Anti-Virus
  • Web Content Filtering
  • Remote Vulnerability Scanning
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation Protection
  • SSL VPN (site-to-site)
  • DNS-based content filtering

Cloud Services:

  • Storage
  • Compute
  • Networking
  • Direct, dedicated connectivity to popular providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google)


  • Mobile & Desktop Devices
  • Room Systems
  • H.323 Integration
  • AES128 Encryption
  • Large Meeting
  • Webinar (Web broadcast)

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