As part of Information Technology Services' overall information security strategy, firewalls have been deployed in various parts of the Cal Poly network.

A firewall helps Cal Poly:

  • balance the openness of the network with the need to protect the privacy and integrity of campus information and services
  • reduce the threat of attacks that can deny service to campus computer users

Direct Internet access from campus computers is not restricted

The intent of the firewall is to protect campus information and resources -- not restrict appropriate access to campus resources, services and the Internet. To the general campus workstation user (student, faculty or staff) the firewalls should be transparent. The chief impact will be where servers are concerned.

Select the appropriate link on the navigation bar to find out more information about the firewalls and how to submit configuration requests.

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