Category: Service Improvements

Transparent filtering on your 172.* network

We are pleased to announce that new functionality is available whereby transparent filtering can now be deployed on your 172.* network. Schools will not see any additional charges for this new functionality.

Further details can be found here:

https://hics.hertsforlearning.co.uk/filtering/transparent-filtering-on-your-172-network/

New NAT IP address range

Collectively we have exhausted the subnet  that RM have previously set aside for NATs: 185.192.228.0/22.  RM have now provided us with this additional range: 62.171.224.0/22.

Please note that these IPs will only be used by RM when creating firewall rules on behalf of HICS schools – and not for their ‘core customers’. Further information can be found here: https://hics.hertsforlearning.co.uk/ip-addresses/public-facing-ip-addresses/

Thanks for your ongoing support and if I do not post again before Christmas, I hope you all have nice break.

Regards,

The HICS Team

 

HICS Case Study

Herts for Learning has put together the following case study to illustrate the impact of the implementation of the new HICS service, in delivering both a tailored service and savings to schools:

HICS case study

 

Wednesday’s training session

Thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday’s training session. I have cascaded the slides to all the attendees but if anyone else would like to receive these, please get in touch.

Thanks,

Kevin Crawley
kevin.crawley@hertsforlearning.co.uk

HICS training event

HfL will be hosting another training event in Stevenage. The topics which will be discussed are: – user based filtering/transparent proxy user based filtering – IP based filtering – DNS self-service – filtering alerts – self-service firewall

If you’re interested in attending, please follow and register on this link:

https://booking.hertsforlearning.co.uk/actweb/WDC/sseo/template_001.cfm?pageID=8&template=courseDetails&courseID=18SIT/092A&eventCode=18SIT/092A

New website

Welcome to the new HICS site, which has a new web address of:  

https://hics.hertsforlearning.co.uk

The content has been updated so that it is relevant to the improved features we currently deliver through our new broadband provider, RM.

We have imported all users who registered on the old website and they should be notified of any new posts. Likewise, if you want to subscribe, please free to do so and you too will then receive emails advising you when we post new stories and articles.

Thanks for your ongoing support,
Kevin Crawley and the HICS team