In 1991, NASK (Research and Academic Computer Network) connected Poland to the Internet. In December 1993 NASK obtained the status of research & development organization. Since 1 October 2010 NASK has the status of research institute. NASK is a leading Polish data networks operator. We offer state-of-the-art telecommunications and data solutions to business, administration and academic customers.
The NASK integrated service package comprises broadband Internet access, corporate networks, data transmission, collocation and hosting, videoconference, as well as network security services. Corporate networks of international range are built in cooperation with global operators: INFONET and TeliaSonera.
We carry out scientific and research & development activities in cooperation with the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of Warsaw University of Technology. Our projects centre on telecommunications & data quality (QoS - Quality of Service) and security of IT systems, with a particular focus on biometric identification methods. We are an active member of many international organizations and associations (FIRST, CENTR, TERENA, RIPE) and participate in the European Union projects.
A part of NASK organization, CERT Polska is Poland’s first Computer Emergency Response Team that cooperates closely with other such teams worldwide.
NASK is the Polish national registry of Internet names in the .pl domain.
On the initiative of NASK, the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications has established a court of arbitration that mediates in Internet domain name cases.