Leveraging the Internet2 Network and enabling services like InCommon federated identity management, the Internet2 NET+ Services team is developing a portfolio of service offerings that bring value to Internet2 members. The goal? To create services that are cost-effective, easy to access, simple to administer, and tailored to the unique needs of our community.
(Right) Shel Waggener, Internet2 Sr. Vice President, explains how Internet2 NET+ Services are exploring and implementing innovative new models that will enable a new generation of research and education.
Internet2 works with third-party vendors to provide customized cloud services using the infrastructure facilities of the Internet2 Network and the federated authentication and authorization services available through InCommon. Note that InCommon participation is required for most services.
Internet2 Video Services (aka The Commons) provide IP-based collaboration technologies like H.323 videoconferencing and telepresence services, allowing members to schedule and hold distributed meetings, no matter where participants may be located.
A range of enabling middleware tools are available to help members more easily secure, manage and access the power of the Internet2 Network.
InCommon provides a secure and privacy-preserving trust fabric for research and higher education institutions, and their partners, in the United States.
The InCommon Federation provides the framework for trusted shared management of access to online resources for research and higher education institutions and their partners.
The InCommon Assurance Program provides standards for the more-stringent identity proofing procedures needed to access online services requiring higher levels of assurance.
The InCommon Certificate Service provides U.S. higher education with unlimited SSL, extended validation, client (for example, personal), and code-signing certificates for one annual fee.