For technical security support for UA community members, UITS has a 24/7 Support Center (626 TECH) which is dedicated to assisting you with your IT needs. Depending on your department, you may also have a network manager either in the form of departmental IT staff or by having your department contract with UITS' Workgroup and Network Consulting (WNC) to provide IT support.
UITS' Frontline Services also maintains the University's Sitelicense page which contains a number of software applications, security and otherwise, available at reduced or no cost to students, staff, and faculty. These include anit-virus, antispyware, personal firewall, and secure connections tools.
|Software Package||Purpose||Direct Link to Sitelicense|
|Sophos AntiVirus||Sophos is an antivirus application with updates provided by on-campus servers.||https://sitelicense.arizona.edu/sophos/|
|Cisco VPN Client||VPN (virtual private network) software allows you to connect to the UA network from an off-campus network and have your connection act as if your computer were on the campus network, and send traffic encrypted to the University network perimeter.||https://sitelicense.arizona.edu/vpn/ or see this FAQ for help troubleshooting installations|
Departmental IT staff (network managers) can work with UITS Security Operations to set up or customize network infrastructure security devices, such as network firewalls, VPN, or to arrange for vulnerability scanning.
Additional Security Resources:
Passwords: Detailed guidelines for constructing secure passwords are given in the Official University Password Guidelines (pdf, 53kb)