TERNET Joins the eduVPN Revolution; making the Internet safer

UbuntuNet Alliance is delighted to announce a significant milestone within the region’s research and education networking landscape: the successful deployment of eduVPN by the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET). This achievement marks a major breakthrough, making TERNET the fifth National Research and Education Network (NREN) in the region to embrace this solution, further enhancing the connectivity and collaboration capabilities of Tanzania’s research and education community.

In today’s digital age, the importance of secure and reliable connectivity cannot be overstated. Researchers and students in Tanzania often need to access resources and collaborate with peers across institutions and borders, but this can be hindered by security concerns, firewalls, and limited network access. The deployment of eduVPN addresses these challenges head-on, providing a secure, encrypted, and authenticated tunnel for users to access institutional resources, roam seamlessly between institutions, and connect to the global research and education community.

eduVPN is a revolutionary tool that provides secure, easy-to-use, and affordable virtual private network (VPN) access to researchers, students, and educators across the globe. By joining the eduVPN family, TERNET is enhancing the security and accessibility of its network, aligning with the UbuntuNet Alliance’s mission to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among African NRENs.

TERNET’s adoption of eduVPN marks a significant milestone in the region’s quest for robust and secure research and education networking. As the fifth NREN to join the eduVPN community, TERNET paves the way for seamless collaboration and resource sharing among institutions in Tanzania and beyond.

Neema Kiyogomo the System Administrator of TERNET hinted that eduVPN offers a comprehensive solution for educational and research institutions seeking to enhance their digital security, improve access to resources and support remote learning and collaboration. As per TERNET’s vision we are looking forward on enabling students, educational facilities and researchers to work and learn effectively anywhere in the world.

The UbuntuNet Alliance, in collaboration with GEANT, reaffirms its commitment to empowering National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the region by providing comprehensive support for the implementation of innovative tools like eduVPN. As we count down to UbuntuNet Connect 2024 in Tanzania, the timely rollout of eduVPN demonstrates TERNET’s commitment to excellence and readiness to host the conference. This achievement not only enhances TERNET’s capabilities but also sets a precedent for innovative networking in the region.

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