JISC Managed Firewall Service

Managed and Co-Managed Next Generation Firewalls from Jisc and KHIPU Networks

Developed in direct response to requests from the education sector for a globally managed firewall service, KHIPU and Jisc provide intelligent, advanced cyber threat protection to all organisations connected to the Joint Academic Network (JANET).

As the operator of the JANET Network, Jisc, alongside KHIPU, is in a unique position, with oversight of threats from across the education and research sector’s connected community. This recently enhanced firewall service, combines threat intelligence feeds from all participating members, enabling the rapid detection and proactive mitigation of potentially harmful cyber threats.

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Innovative Managed & Co-Managed Firewall Services Designed for the Education Sector 

Community driven proactive cyber security

Dubbed the ‘Community Firewall Service’, the managed firewall service from KHIPU and Jisc offers educational institutions a unique and compelling approach to enhanced managed firewalling by pooling the combined threat intelligence feeds of all participating Jisc members, enabling the rapid detection and proactive mitigation of potentially harmful cyber threats.

A flexible approach to managed firewalling

Combining Jisc’s unrivalled insight as longstanding trusted advisors to the education sector, with KHIPU’s vast experience in delivering leading cyber security services at scale, this recently updated and enhanced managed firewall service empowers institutions to take as little or as much control as they like over their cyber security.

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What are the benefits of the Jisc & KHIPU managed firewall service?

This collaborative managed next generation firewall solution is tailored to the needs of the Janet-connected community, which is inclusive of further education, higher education, research, sector bodies, public sector, and charities. The benefits to member organisations include:

Why choose Jisc/KHIPU Managed Firewall Services?

Feature-rich MFS Solution

With Jisc and KHIPU’s managed and co-managed next generation firewalls, you can request service rule and configuration changes to tailor the service to meet the needs of your organisation, setting us apart from traditional managed firewall services models. In addition, community members benefit from:

  • Rapid detection and prevention of network-based threats
  • Centrally managed 24×7 service
  • Maintenance, patching and configuration according to best practice
  • Rigorous change control process according to ITIL standards
  • Regular reporting and data-based strategic intelligence for ever-evolving cyber security posturing

Enhanced managed firewall services for 2023

What’s changed for 2023 and beyond?

  • A flexible, partnership-driven approach to the management of firewall investments, which enables in-house IT teams to make changes with the support of KHIPU’s cyber security experts, who operate as a seamless extension of Jisc members’ teams.
  • Leveraging Jisc’s community threat intelligence feeds with automation, ensures that members’ firewall security configurations are proactively updated with the latest protection, leading to a significant and ongoing improvement to their cyber security posture.
  • A catalogue of new security services that ensure that members’ firewall investments and security capabilities are maximised including 24×7 threat monitoring, alerting and protection.
  • David Batho, Head of Security at Jisc

    “Our service has been created and developed to meet the specific needs of the tertiary education and research sectors and takes advantage of Jisc’s access to wide-ranging threat information.


    “In line with feedback from members, we have taken a flexible approach and members and customers now have options, depending on the level of support they require: a fully managed firewall, or a co-managed service, including virtual options to support cloud infrastructure. Whichever option is chosen, the managed firewall service is proactively maintained, patched and configured, saving IT and security staff time and giving peace of mind.”

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