The Local Area Network (LAN) at Mount Marty College has become
a powerful tool that supports teaching and learning, research,
and the administrative processes of the college. The Information
Technology Support Services (ITSS) staff has designed this critical
information resource to be as robust and reliable as possible
given that it must operate in the relatively open environment of
a college campus. Increasingly, devices are being sold
commercially that can be connected to the Mount Marty LAN to provide
enhanced network services for users, i.e., wireless access
points, connection sharing devices, and servers. In order to
provide the highest level of service to all students, faculty,
and staff, and to do everything possible to ensure the security
of the Mount Marty LAN, ITSS has developed some additional
policies (see below) that pertain to these devices.
1.Wireless Access Points : Mount Marty College College has recently
redesigned and enhanced its entire wired network. During the
summer of 2009, we have also revamped the wireless network
infrastructure based on the IEEE 802.11a, b, g and n wireless
LAN standards, operating in the 2.4 (b&g) and 5(a) GHz bands. In
order to maintain network integrity, security, and reliability,
ITSS is the central authority for implementing and maintaining
the Mount Marty wireless network, and will maintain the highest standards
for wireless implementations throughout the campus. To
accomplish this task, the following policies will be applied:
- All indoor wireless access points will be Aruba 65, with
mandatory WPA2 protocol, AES encryption, and PEAP
authentication against the central campus user directory.
- All other makes and models of access points are
prohibited on the Mount Marty College College campus.
- Network address translation (NAT) routing is prohibited
on all access points.
- Wireless Network Interface Cards (NICs) may not be
configured to serve as an access point.
- All access points will be installed and maintained by
2. Connection Sharing Devices : Connection sharing devices
(such as routers, switches and hubs) with NAT are prohibited
from the Mount Marty LAN
3. Servers: Servers are allowed on the
Mount Marty College
campus network, with the exception of Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers. ITSS provides central
DHCP services for the entire campus. Rogue DHCP servers can
interfere with ITS DHCP services and this can, in turn,
negatively impact all client computers on the network.
Individuals or departments are responsible for maintaining
the security and integrity of their server systems. For
security purposes, all individual servers will only be
accessible from the Mount Marty College LAN.Violations of the
above policies, or any other ITSS policies as outlined with regard to networking, may result in
termination of network privileges.