Network / Internet Circuits and Local WAN Circuits
SOCRATES provides eligible schools and libraries fiber based connectivity to our regional network including unlimited Internet access. Additional direct or virtual WAN services can be provided for entities who need connectivity to multiple sites. Circuit sizes are 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps. Not all circuit sizes are available at all locations.
Fortinet Unified Threat Management: Firewall and Filtering
By leveraging the expertise of our partners at Arvig/Jaguar, SOCRATES is able to provide our members with comprehensive secure and filtered internet services that are customized to local site policies and guidelines. This is accomplished utilizing redundant Fortigate 3700D firewalls. This robust comprehensive security solution allows for Internet filtering (including 1:1 program devices), deep SSL inspection, granular policy and application control while providing a rich visibility of network traffic.
Network Performance and Monitoring
Each subscribing SOCRATES member is provided a network support portal that offers multiple pathways of monitoring and reporting on network performance. This one stop shop provides trouble ticket submission, network monitoring and usage graphs, and log analysis. In addition, the network work support portal provides subscribing members curated resources on how to configure and manage their Fortinet vdom.
VoIP Phone Systems
Customized turnkey VoIP phone service is available to members through the SOCRATES regional network contract and partnerships with Arvig and Jaguar communications. SOCRATES helps members leverage eligible Category 1 and Category 2 E-Rate funding to support VoIP installation and services.
Consulting and Managed Technical Services
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