A Network Access Control(NAC) is a system which helps secure an enterprise grade wireless network by protecting each individual connected client and services the network has to offer by enforcing a set of policies. For a new authorized user to use UCCS-Wireless, a small policy key checker client called Safe Connect needs to be installed on the user's system.
Policy Key Checker Client
For the NAC to ensure and verify that the latest OS Updates have been applied, Antivirus software running in the background and latest Antivirus definitions have been applied, a very small light weight client software is required to be running on the user system to have full and continued access to UCCS-Wireless. This client only needs to be installed once and user will be prompted to download this client when they first try to connect and use UCCS-Wireless. If a user is having issues installing this client, please contact the IT Helpdesk.
Operating System Updates
UCCS requires that all updates be installed and the update settings to be always set to be automatic. .
UCCS requires an approved antivirus program. Only ONE of the following programs should be installed and it should be actively monitoring and protecting the system.
- ESET (NOD32)
- EZ Antivirus
- iolo System Shield
- Malwarebytes Antivirus
- Microsoft Security Products -Microsoft has released a number of Anti-Virus programs with differing naming conventions. The listing is as follows:
- Windows Defender (Windows 8, 8.1, and 10)
- SCEP Security Essentials(Free, see below)
- Malware Protection
To install Microsoft Security Essentials, click on this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14210/security-essentials-download
- WebRoot (SpySweeper)
- Symantec and Norton
- Vipre Antivirus
Apple Macintosh Systems:
- Microsoft SCEP
Note for University Owned Computers for Faculty and Staff
If your computer has not been imaged by the UCCS IT Helpdesk, these options are not available to you. Please use the above list or contact the IT Helpdesk for imaging.
- Sophos for Mac
- System Center Endpoint Protection for Windows