New Firewall Web Page Available Now

Information and Educational Technology (IET), with input from participating TIF members, has begun researching campus firewall implementation strategies. This research was prompted by an increased departmental need for enhanced security services, and a desire to provide campus departments with an economical firewall solution. Firewall services will be offered as a multi-tiered approach, providing an integrated solution that includes mobile authentication, managed firewall, and virtual private networking services.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) went out to potential vendors on January 29th, and is expected to be awarded in Spring 2004. IET is developing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that will describe in detail the roles and responsibilities for both the client and IET in terms of firewall support.

A new firewall Web page is now available on the Computer and Network Security site, which provides general information about firewalls and firewall-related campus projects and resources, visit