Serving State and Local Government

KINBER is a collaborative community of education, healthcare, economic development, libraries, government and public media organizations that utilizes the high-performance Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, also known as PennREN. By offering essential services and exceptional member support, KINBER will help your government organization achieve its mission and goals through the ongoing discovery, application and transfer of new network technologies. Essentially, KINBER provides access to connectivity, content, and collaboration.

KINBER believes in the strength of a vibrant, collaborative community that can work with leading technology firms to address challenges of common interest for the common good. By connecting organizations, building relationships and sharing services, government and public safety organizations can achieve far more together than they can alone.

Network Engineering Expertise

KINBER’s engineers are respected experts in the field and can provide customized configurations to link one office or multiple locations to PennREN. Whether it’s configuring BGP, IPv6, subnetting, or multicast, our networking team can find the right solution to meet the network needs of government and public safety organizations.

Cybersecurity Training and Workforce Development

Through a strategic partnership with Merit Professional Learning, government members can take advantage of the Michigan Cyber Range courses at a discounted rate. Michigan Cyber Range prepares cybersecurity professionals for detecting, preventing, and thwarting cyber-attacks in a real-world setting. Throughout the year, the Michigan Cyber Range hosts certification courses covering multiple cybersecurity disciplines. A current schedule of cybersecurity courses is available online.

Governmental organizations can rent their own space on the Michigan Cyber Range, and use the Merit Secure Sandbox to conduct their own training or cybersecurity exercises.

Governmental organizations can also benefit from KINBER’s strategic partnerships with trusted security focused organizations and associations that are providing essential workforce development and professional training to enable a more cybersecurity aware workforce in Pennsylvania.

Why Government and Public Safety Organizations Love KINBER

  • KINBER enables access to essential network services like Disaster Recovery and colocation in world-class data centers, access to which result in a more efficient and cost-effective delivery of services.
  • KINBER provides an opportunity to aggregate services at affordable costs.
  • KINBER provides discounted training opportunities for government and public safety staff.

PennREN, KINBER’s High Speed High Capacity Network

PennREN was built and is managed by KINBER. The network provides next generation broadband to non-profit organizations across 47 counties of Pennsylvania. It enables value-added services like Ultra (4K) high-definition (UHD) video, telepresence or videoconferencing, and data sharing. The collaborative environment also provides opportunities for member institutions to share best practices, content and programs across the network and save costs using KMEX, the KINBER Member Exchange.

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