Firewall Change
Scheduled Maintenance Report for Davidson College
The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Posted 8 months ago. Jul 24, 2017 - 00:00 EDT
In progress
Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Posted 8 months ago. Jul 23, 2017 - 23:00 EDT
WHAT: ITS is enabling additional security capabilities in our network firewall. A portion of the maintenance work announced for July 9 has been rescheduled for July 23. This change will implement features to deter certain known vulnerabilities or attacks.

WHY: Historically, ITS has implemented such firewall restrictions manually for select vulnerabilities. This change is similar to the use of up-to-date antivirus software on a personal computer, where the antivirus software continually updates to provide the best protection. We have reviewed the practices of other colleges and universities and found this change to be in line with other schools’ best practices.

WHEN: The firewall change will occur in the window of time between 11 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 23. There will be no network downtime during the window, and users will be able to access the network normally while the maintenance is happening.

After the change is made, you should be able to use the network as usual; however, please contact or 704-894-2900 if you experience any problems or have any questions.
Posted 8 months ago. Jul 11, 2017 - 17:47 EDT