Getting Connected


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.

SafeConnect is also a critical component of managing copyright violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For more information about the DMCA Procedures and Policy, please visit the Student Handbook at

It is the responsibility of each resident to use ResNet appropriately and in compliance with all university, city, county, state, and federal regulations.

How SafeConnect Works:

SafeConnect scans connected devices to ensure that antivirus software is running and updated, that the operating system updates are current, and that application patches are applied. This helps us provide a safe, dependable, and predictable network service for all students residing in Arkansas Tech residence halls and apartments.

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.

Getting Started:

Download and install the SafeConnect Policy Key Client for Mac or Windows. The installation process takes about a minute and is very straightforward

Policy Key Installers:

For Game Consoles follow this link: Game Consoles

Privacy and SafeConnect: