Device Restrictions

Administrative Guide

Policies, Standards, and Procedures

NUMBER: 1.2.04

DATE: 11/15/99

REVISION:

SECTION: NETWORK

AREA: NETWORK DEVICES

SUBJECT: OTHER NETWORK EQUIPMENT

PURPOSE

It is the responsibility of the Information Technology Department to implement network and computer-related services and resources that affect the UCA community as a whole. In order to minimize network-related problems and network downtime caused by installing non-standard devices or implementing duplicate services, no department other than the Information Technology Department may implement a campus-wide service on the UCA network.

PROCEDURES

Other network equipment refers to network access and control devices including hubs, switches, network interface cards (NICs) and routers.

  1. The Information Technology Department has expended considerable funds, effort, and planning to build a large network using a standardized set of network equipment. The equipment connecting the network segments and providing access to the network is critical to maintaining the functionality of the network. Any one piece of network equipment has the potential to adversely affect a large number of users on the network. Given the critical nature of the data network to UCA and the potential disruption caused by connecting non-standard equipment to the network, the Information Technology Department closely adheres to the following policies.
  2. Equipment not specifically pre-approved by the Information Technology Department will not be connected to the campus network.
  3. Non-approved equipment found connected to the campus network will be immediately disconnected.
  4. Devices (standard or non-standard) that are found to be disruptive to the operation of the campus network will be disconnected until the problem is resolved. This will be done to prevent prolonged disruption of network services.