Wired Network Security Protections Project Schedule

Updated October 15, 2021

Project Schedule

New security protections are being implemented for the ECU wired network. The project spans several months, and dates will update as more campus areas are scheduled.

Security protections include:

  1. User authentication. All users, including guests, authenticate (verify identity) when connecting to the ECU wired network.
  2. Network segmentation. Department equipment such as servers, NAS hardware, IoT devices are assigned a network segment. If a device is compromised, it only impacts one network segment rather than the whole network. Please submit the ECU Wired Network support request before your department's transition date to ensure that department equipment is added to the appropriate segment.
  3. Student employee accounts. A student employee's employment status must be up to date in Banner. This ensures the student receives proper network access.

This is a campus-wide project with current buildings and dates listed in the table below. Buildings and dates are added as we move to subsequent phases of the project.

Building Network Maintenance Go-Live
Track   November 1, 2021
Softball   November 1, 2021
Soccer/Soccer Maintenance   November 1, 2021
Baseball   November 1, 2021
Teams   November 8, 2021
FITT   November 10, 2021
Building 123   November 15, 2021
Building 158   November 15, 2021
Steam East   November 17, 2021
Irons Annex November 15, 2021 November 22, 2021
Irons November 15, 2021 November 22, 2021
Belk   November 29, 2021
Belk Annex   November 29, 2021
Murphy   December 1, 2021
Scales   December 6, 2021
Dowdy   December 8, 2021
Minges   December 13, 2021
Sports Med   December 15, 2021
All scheduled maintenance occurs after hours

To learn more about how this project affects connection to the ECU network, see the article: User Authentication on the ECU Wired Network (Related Articles).

Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have questions or experience issues such as:

  • Inability to log in
  • Web browser asks for login credentials
  • Inability to connect to network resources like servers, file shares, printers




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