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Network

WaTech’s Network Services delivers the networking infrastructure and technology that provides state agencies and other authorized customers:

  • Connectivity to the State’s Wide Area Network (WAN).
  • Resilient and highly available internet access.
  • Connectivity to enterprise applications and services.
  • Colocation Service (data center connectivity) support.

Network Services are comprised of two main components:

Network Core

The Network Core is the network segment owned and managed by WaTech that is located at the State Data Center and WaTech’s use of the Quincy Data Center.  

The Network Core includes over 1,200 devices, carrier-class switching and routing equipment, primary transport circuits between the data centers, and support...Read more

Office VPN

The Office Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service provides a secure, cost-effective way to connect small and branch offices to your agency’s main network through a local Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as CenturyLink or Comcast. Your agency’s primary network location must be on the State Government Network (SGN) or the Intergovernmental Network (IGN).Read more

Transport and Connectivity

Data transported within state government is combined onto the Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure managed by WaTech. Managing this much demand in one place means WaTech can competitively acquire large amounts of bandwidth, driving down costs while boosting speed and capacity. WaTech can act as your single point of contact for designing, ordering, implementing and operating networks — dispatching staff around the clock to resolve problems and work with vendors. Our aim is to help you focus...Read more