[unisog] Restricting software at colleges and universities

Sean Lanham slanham at uta.edu
Wed May 14 16:30:32 GMT 2003


If you are interested in stopping P2P a good application to look at is
www.akonix.com. It does not require a client install like some of the other
similar applications and it also allows virus scanning and IM management.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hart, Lee Anne [mailto:lhart at mc.cc.md.us] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:31 AM
To: unisog at sans.org
Subject: [unisog] Restricting software at colleges and universities


Is it possible to restrict/prohibit software in higher ed. institution? We
are a two year community college with no residence halls (luckily) and we
are currently in the process of writing up a guideline/practice against
installing and using certain software programs such as peer-to-peer file
sharing.  We have an AUP, but are looking to write up something more focused
on P2P software.  I am interested in hearing how other higher ed
institutions are handling the problems with P2P file sharing.  Thanks,

Lee Anne Hart
IT Security Analyst
Montgomery College
7362 Calhoun Place
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: (240) 314-3049
Fax:     (240) 314-3008
lhart at mc.cc.md.us



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