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Since 1987, with the support of universities and several national R&D institutions, FCCN have contributed to the internet’s expansion in Portugal. The main task of FCCN is to plan, manage and operate the national NREN, Science, Technology and Society Network (RCTS) – a high-performance network for organizations with higher communication needs. Given its characteristics, RCTS serves as a platform for developing and testing advanced communication applications and services and providing services to our community (professors, students, researchers and university staff).
FCCN also manages the ‘.pt’ domain registration service and an incident response team - CERT.PT.
CERT.PT's mission is to contribute to the national cibersecurity effort, namely, in the treatment and coordination of security incidents, production of security related alerts and recommendations and in the promotion of a cybersecurity culture in Portugal.