Internet Services Offered
Internet Access & Infrastructure:
Our access to the Internet is provided by TW Telcom
via a full 2 GB connection.
We are using Cisco IronPorts which are doing load balancing
at the entrance to our network. The Iron Ports do web caching that saves on
network bandwidth and improves response time for frequently visited
Security & Content Filtering:
We have several firewall servers protecting our network from outside
attacks and protection for critical services within our network.
Content filtering services
are provided by the Cisco IronPorts Web Security Appliances. All outgoing web traffic is
checked to determine that the web site accessed is NOT inappropriate
(i.e. pornographic site, gambling, violence, etc.). Traffic to legitimate
web sites is allowed to pass.
Security scanning of school servers for any security vulnerabilities
is provided. School servers that need to be opened to the outside
public needs to be scanned for security problems, before we open
our firewalls for public access to them.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) services provided to charter schools
outside our network for access to services/servers within our network.
Domain Name Services:
We provide multiple Domain Name Servers (DNS) for our network. We
have two domain names registered for our network: k12.hi.us
We provide DNS registration for school servers (i.e. web server,
mail server, bulletin board server, etc.) under our registered domain
- For example, your school web server with IP address of 165.248.x.y
can be registered and assigned a host/domain name of www.schoolname.k12.hi.us
We provide URL forwarding and cloaking. A Universal Resource Locator
(URL) which is basically a web address can be shortened.
We provide enterprise level antivirus
and anti-spamming protection
for all email messages coming into our network. All incoming email
messages are scanned for viruses and cleaned or quarantined as necessary.
Spam mail is blocked and filtered out though there will be a small
percentage that gets through.
The antivirus and anti-spamming protection is afforded to all school's
email servers. Also outgoing email must go through our smtp.k12.hi.us
servers for delivery of email outside our network. This is to protect
school servers against spammers using any open relay servers to
distribute spam and junk mail.
We provide mailing
list or listserv for school complexes, DOE projects and organizations.
Example of listservs provided, the DOE librarians (sls_net listserv),
Electronic School (eschool), Vocational technology group (voltech),
If your school requires email accounts for your students, send an email request to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a virtual mail domain for your school; provide you with
an admin account so you can create and manage the email accounts for your school.
Web Hosting Services:
We provide web hosting services for individual teachers/staff
on our Makani web server. Accounts are allowed up to 100 MB of
disk space with no restrictions on uploading/downloading or web
page traffic limitations. However, we recommend teachers/staff/students use
the Google Apps Education Edition for webhosting & email. We can assist with
creating the Google Apps Education Edition accounts.
Webhosting accounts can be created for teacher/staff. Send request to
Virtual web hosting offered for DOE organizations and school websites
on our Olelo web servers. Unlimited disk space (of course physical
limitations apply), limited CGI scripts available, PHP scripting
allowed, MySQL database access available, with no upload/download
or web traffic restrictions.