Recent Firewall Services Upgrades Enhance Security of ResNet Traffic

In early January 2006, a team of IET, Health System and University Communications representatives kicked off a project to replace the current paper-based and error-prone process used for updating the UC Davis and UC Davis Health System print and online directories. The "White Pages" Project will provide a new Web-based mechanism for departments to review and edit all employee listings electronically. By developing an application that centrally manages and functions as the system of record for directory information, this project will also allow for the print and online publishing of additional directory information (i.e., multiple appointments, multiple email addresses and telephone numbers). Focus groups will be held in March and April, Through its agreement with Netscreen, the campus provides a range of firewall solutions to campus departments, from a complete turnkey solution and an equipment sparing service to customized support and services. In addition, a Netscreen 5200 firewall has been installed between ResNet and the campus network to enhance security screening of traffic entering and exiting the residential network. Two vendor-supplied training sessions were held in September and January, with over 40 campus network administrators and other technical staff in attendance. Curriculum for Netscreen firewall installation and management training sessions is under development (see