Overview - Wired Network Configuation for Departments

ECU stores vast amounts of sensitive information on our Data Center and department servers. Hackers frequently attempt to steal this information or render it unusable through ransomware and other malicious tools. Therefore, ECU manages the communication between user devices while connected to the ECU wired network.

  • All users, including guests, authenticate (verify identity) when connecting to the ECU wired network.
  • To receive proper network access, a student employee's employment status must be current in Banner.
  • Direct file/folder sharing between computers is not permitted. All file/folder sharing is through OneDrive or Piratedrive.
  • Peer-to-peer file sharing using software is blocked.
  • Access policies make shared network resources like printers available to users, but computer-to-computer sharing is prohibited.
  • Department network devices such as servers, IoT devices and Network Attached Storage (NAS) operate within their own network segment. If a device becomes infected with malware, the problem is confined to that network segment only.
  • If your department needs to add these types of hardware, submit the ECU Wired Network support request to ensure they are added to the appropriate network segment.
  • ECU-managed laptops and workstations: No action necessary. If you receive a message that you are unauthenticated on the ECU network, contact the IT Service Desk 252-328-9866. User devices must be compliant with security policies.
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