SafeConnect is a network access control system used to manage ResNet; a shared campus resource. SafeConnect manages student authentication to the campus network and enforces security policies for antivirus, operating system and application updates. All devices connecting to ResNet must comply with ATU Minimum Network Connectivity Requirements.
Safeconnect is also a critical component of managing copyright violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright. See unauthorized distribution of copyright materials.
It is the responsibility of each resident to use ResNet appropriately and in compliance with all university, city, county, state and federal regulations. The use of SafeConnect is required as stated in the ResNet Use Policy.
How SafeConnect Works
SafeConnect scans connected devices to ensure that antivirus software is running, security, operating system and application patches are applied. This helps us provide a safe, dependable and predictable network service for all student residents.
For Mac and Windows PC's, SafeConnect works by continually validating that your computer meets the minimum network connectivity standards. When you connect to the network, SafeConnect scans the policy key to see if your computer meets the security policies. Alerts are provided if your computer is not configured correctly.
Linux, smart phone and tablet users are prompted for a Username and Password via a web browser to authenticate to ResNet.
Download and install the SafeConnect Policy Key Client for Mac or Windows. The installation process takes about a minute and is very straightforward.
To download the SafeConnect Policy Key Client, choose the installer that is most appropriate for your computer's operating system:
For Game Consoles follow this link: Game Consoles
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