Services that provide a secure computing environment for end users. Includes network security, system security, application security, etc.

Services (5)

Client Antivirus Software

CrowdStrike Falcon is Northwestern's licensed software application for protecting Northwestern-owned and managed machines and devices against viruses and other malware. For personally owned devices and machines not managed by the University, it is critical that students, faculty, and staff members install antivirus software, update virus definitions, and run virus scans daily.

Data Center Firewall Rule Modification

Northwestern IT operates firewalls for the Evanston and Chicago Data Centers. Firewall rule add/change/deletes must be requested through the Firewall Ruleset Modification Request Form.

Endpoint Security Software

Northwestern has licensed the CrowdStrike Falcon software application for protecting managed endpoints against viruses, malware, and ransomware. This solution is an integral component of endpoint security, which utilizes artificial intelligence and a lightweight agent, providing visibility into the entire threat lifecycle and allowing IT and security professionals to act quickly and effectively to critical security events on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices.

Managed Firewall Services

Firewall services are available to IT units that want to protect departmental user networks from external threats. These can be installed to protect server or client networks.
Firewalls represent one component of a strategy to combat malicious activities and assaults on computing resources and network-accessible information. Other components include antivirus software and intrusion detection software.

Deny Unsolicited Inbound Traffic (DUIT)

The Deny Unsolicited Inbound Traffic (DUIT) service is an “opt-in” service that gives Northwestern Technology Leaders the ability to block unsolicited off-campus data network traffic to the on-campus subnets they administer. All inbound connections, regardless of application or service port, will be blocked by the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) at the campus network border for subnets that opt-in to the service. This includes both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic, where provisioned. See Service Notes.