DDoS Mitigation Services

DDoS Mitigation Services

K12HSN is excited to announce that ICOE has signed an agreement with CENIC to begin offering DDoS Mitigation Services (DMS) for K-12 Node sites. An essential component of the offering is use of the RadWare platform for scrubbing services (mitigation). Among other things, DMS services are turn-key and include the detection and mitigation of DDoS. County Offices and, through their county offices, school districts, will enjoy the benefit of an integrated DMS service as part of their connection to K12HSN and the CalREN network with access to the 24/7 Network Operations Center. The initial phase for the 2020-21 year is to onboard 40 node sites and the program expects to onboard the remaining node sites in 2021-2022. Many of the lessons learned in the 2019 DDoS pilot helped shape the DMS offering today.

K12HSN and CENIC are in the process of formulating the onboarding process. Each participant will be asked to submit information regarding the public-facing servers to be monitored and to accept the RadWare Terms of Service. The initial phase will include node sites that participated in the 2019 pilot and focus on node sites that impact the greatest number of students.

The orientation materials available consist of a PowerPoint that was presented in two different orientation meetings. The content is the same, the participants are different (and so, different questions may have been posed during the course of the meeting). After reviewing the PowerPoint and watching one or both of the videos, if you would like to schedule a meeting with CENIC and K12HSN staff members to further explore what’s needed and establish expectations, simply request a meeting and it will be scheduled by sending an email to info@k12hsn.org.