VyOS for educational institutions

Modern educational institutions face the necessity to regulate internet connectivity, protect more network-stored data, build efficient cloud-based solutions and enforce access control from dozens of servers or Wi-Fi hotspots at a time. VyOS offers an effective medium for controlling and managing wired and wireless connections between on-premises (classrooms, labs, campus) and remote locations.

Given you already have your plate full with educating the next generation, we’d love to contribute and offer said network support services for free.

  • Wireless campus infrastructure

    Wireless campus infrastructure

    Despite solid Wi-Fi connections being a necessity in a modern-day campus, the sheer number of connected devices makes bandwidth a serious challenge.

    VyOS helps you manage traffic flows at any scale with dynamic and policy-based routing protocols. We empower the use of cloud technologies and infrastructure virtualization to further cut hardware maintenance costs.

  • Secure internal research environment

    Secure internal research environment

    We understand that many universities do not limit their research activities to a certain location. VyOS ensures a secure connection between different environments with a variety of tunneling protocols: IPsec, VXLAN, IPIP, SIT, GRE.

    A powerful, zone-based NAT firewall will further enhance the reliability and security of your remote infrastructure offering you more access control.

Why VyOS?

VyOS is a completely open-source, community-driven project where you will help us shape the future of network operations. Predictions aside, we offer the following benefits here and now:

  • Scalability


    VyOS is only limited by the computing power at your disposal. Scale effortlessly from low-bandwidth to tens of Gbps when the need arises.

  • Flexibility


    You can deploy VyOS from a ready for action image at any time. Our OS will adapt and improve your environment instead of forcing you to redesign infrastructure.

  • Cost Savings

    Cost Savings

    Focus your resources where it matters. VyOS supports virtualization allowing you to save on networking expenses.

  • Management


    We offer a centralized CLI to manage your operations, resources and traffic.

Quote Illistration

“Thank you for the prompt support. It is great to know that not only the product is a perfect fit for our needs, but also knowing that there is a professional support team we can rely on.

We use VyOS to connect distributed POPs to our data centers and provide secure Internet connectivity to the POPs.”

– Dan Shechter, exponential.com


Here are some resources to help you learn more about VyOS, keep up with the development, and participate in it.

Free VyOS support for educational institutions

We are happy to offer a premium subscription to educational institutions free of charge as both a token of our gratitude and an investment in the future of humanity.

The subscription comes with the following benefits:

Rolling release and LTS release ISO

Rolling release and LTS release source code

Public bug tracker and feature requests

Security advisories before public disclosure

Access to hotfixes

Migration assistance

Company level access domains

Private support via our support portal

SLA support subscriptions

Rely on safer, scalable network infrastructure with VyOS

LTS release, tech support, migration support, and other benefits of a paid subscription will be at your disposal shortly.

Please notice that only submissions from corporate emails will be considered.

This program is intended for educational institutions only. We do not accept other applications. Please check our other programs for first responders, non-profit organizations, and open source projects to find a better fit for your needs.

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