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Issue 1                                                                                                April 2019

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

HEAnet extends its Shibboleth IdP (Identity Provider) service to integrate with Azure MFA as part of its Hosted/Managed IdP service.   

When it comes to password management and the associated security risks - the benefits of Single-Sign-On (SSO) are well known. So, when considering MFA, it makes good sense to have a single MFA system that can be used to access multiple services.
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Future-proofing the national education
& research network
Meeting the ever-increasing traffic throughput demands.   

31 January 2019 saw the completion of a 3-year project to future-proof the national education & research network - delivering 100 Gbps capacity for ultra-high bandwidth traffic for higher education institutions (HEIs), across 216 locations in Ireland
Dec 2016: first client connected  -  Dec 2018: all clients connected
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Is your ICT environment secure?
HEAnet’s ICT Security Services was established in Quarter 1 2018 to deliver standardised core security services which are common, repeatable and shareable solutions relevant to all HEAnet client institutions.
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HEAnet Brokerage Services
HEAnet Brokerage Services help clients save time, effort & money when looking to procure ICT goods and services - spanning all aspects of equipment, services and software licensing.

For details on the latest tender awards and framework updates see below.
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Download the eduroam companion app!
The eduroam Companion app will find your nearest eduroam wifi hotspot at any of the +12000 locations across Ireland and the rest of the world where eduroam is available.

This latest version of the companion app has been developed by colleagues at Jisc - the UKs national research and education network organisation.
Shannon is first Irish airport to deploy eduroam

Shannon airport is the first Irish airport to deploy eduroam enabling third level students, researchers and staff to stay campus-connected while on the move.

“eduroam is highly valued by its millions of users around the world and our hope for the future is to see more and more hotspots appearing in public places as they follow Shannon Airports lead.”

                                                                                                                Kerrie Power, HEAnet CEO
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Events for your Diary!

23 May          Meet the SME - a "speed networking" event  

HEAnet is holding an event at our offices on Thursday 23rd May which will give you an opportunity to meet with a number of HEAnet Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and have any questions you may have on HEAnet services answered.
28 May          AWS IaaS Workshop  

A workshop for clients using AWS IaaS  
The agenda has been built around client use-cases and hands-on training will be provided 

13 - 15 Nov   HEAnet National Conference 2019

We hope you will join us at our HEAnet National Conference 2019 in The Galmont, Galway in November
If you require information on any aspect of the annual conference please email:conference@heanet.ie or visit the website (at the above link).
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