Our vision is to interconnect all the University related buildings using the latest technologies, and provide seamless, reliable and secure networking services to the University staff and students.
Our mission includes provision of Internet services, installation, administration and maintenance of servers routers and network equipments, monitoring and securing the network and attached devices, and ensuring fair and acceptable usage of resources.
The University of Khartoum network is considered the largest among the Sudanese universities as it connects more than 4000 PCs in different geographical locations . It has a Wide Area Network connecting the different campuses of the University; Centre, Medicine in Khartoum, Shambat in Khartoum North and Education in Omdurman along with other units and hospitals.
ITNA offers central services from its Data Centre through different routers, switches and firewalls. It has more than 40 servers providing network and customer services. The Data Centre centrally provides Internet services to all PCs connected in the network as the University is considered the largest in Internet consumption (50 Mbps) among the Sudanese universities. The servers at the Data Centre provide email services to staff members and host the University website, online registration system, academic results and student records system, library catalogue, human resources system and accounting system.
The Data Centre also hosts routers, core switches and backup servers for the Sudanese Research and Educational Network (SUDREN) and is considered a focal point for interconnecting the universities of Sudan.
The Network backbone at the central campus consists of fibre ring connecting the various faculties and department at the campus. Remote campuses are connected using VPNs, point-to-point wireless connections or SHDSL. Internet access for all campuses is provided through firewalls and proxy servers. Furthermore, the different. Departments are isolated from each other via VLANs. Open access WiFi hotspots are available to students and visitors in the various parts of the University.