Beginning in the Fall 2006,
all student computers that connect to the campus network in the
residence halls must be certified to allow full access to the
network. Network Security Services
implemented a new Network Authentication system called Clean Access to ensure
that computers are reasonably secure and virus-free so that they
would not negatively impact other network users.
The Clean Access security system is a user authentication,
vulnerability assessment and remediation system that checks
authenticated students for vulnerabilities and directs the
non-compliant computers to documentation on how to fix their issue.
Clean Access helps keep the
university network safe and
secure for all users, university services and network devices that are connected
to the network
that are maintained by Technology and Network Services. Although, the network
is stable and secure from the outside world, it can quickly become vulnerable
from infected computers.
This system will protect the
Southern University network as well as all of the computers connected to it by requiring each
student's computer connected to meet specific security requirements to ensure that they remain protected and secure.
requirements currently being enforced are ALL Windows Critical
Updates, the latest version of the Clean Access Agent, and installed
and updated antivirus software. All computers compliant to their
rules will be allowed access to the network.