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Understanding the U's default protect firewall policy

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Jake Johansen, director for Enterprise Security in the U’s Information Security Office (ISO), says the initiative is not an effort to filter the websites the university community can access. It's about protecting the U from internet-sourced threats.

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'Homelike' Wi-Fi experience coming to IoT network portal

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The “My Devices” online management portal will provide ULink network users with a wireless experience that makes multiple IoT devices easier to discover and manage with a single password.

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Network News: 6GHz, the best Wi-Fi standard available, is coming soon

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To alleviate spectrum congestion, and as part of a initiative at the University of Utah to stay at the forefront of wireless technologies, UIT is piloting Wi-Fi 6E — the best Wi-Fi standard currently available — in eight university buildings ahead of a university-wide release.

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Solving a cabling conundrum in the West Village

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A major student housing renovation project in the University of Utah’s West Village continues to progress, with UIT leading critical IT infrastructure efforts. The East and West Villages are geared toward upper division undergraduate students with families and graduate students.

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Network News: Hardware upgrades make everything old new again

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New network devices regularly come online, and old ones exceed their manufacturer-recommended end of life. Life cycle-driven upgrades are critical to the stability, redundancy, and security of the U’s wireless networks.

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AnyConnect VPN will be retired on May 12

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Cisco AnyConnect virtual private network (VPN) infrastructure will be retired on May 12, 2022. University of Utah and University of Utah Health VPN users must install and start to use the Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN client before this date.

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Digital security tip: Secure your home network

The ISO recommends that users improve their home network security.

This holiday season, the Information Security Office recommends that members of the university community take a few minutes to improve the security of their home networks — especially if someone in their household receives a new tech device as a gift.

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Please state your U affiliation in inbound calls, voicemail greetings

New FCC rules help block robocallers.

When answering calls to your university phone number, please identify your affiliation with the University of Utah or University of Utah Health. Similarly, when recording voicemail greetings, please identify your U affiliation in the message.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22