IET Kicks Off Firewall Project

A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a computer network. In March, 2003, Information and Educational Technology launched a project to investigate firewall options both for the campus as a whole (offered centrally) and for individual departments to deploy. The main deliverable for the project, due this summer, is a report detailing recommendations for campus and departmental firewalls which includes estimated costs and the network architecture needed to support firewall recommendations. The Charge Letter for this project can be read here.