Extending the University Data Network
University Information Policy Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
This policy applies to all users of Indiana University information technology resources regardless of affiliation, and irrespective of whether those resources are accessed from on-campus or off-campus locations.
Neither individuals nor units are permitted to independently deploy network devices that extend the university network, or secure or isolate parts of the university network, except as approved by University Information Technology Services (UITS) or regional campus counterparts or as stipulated under the provisions of this policy.
Certain network devices such as but not limited to hubs, bridges, switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points (WAPs), network address translators (NATs), remote access servers (RAS), and virtual private network (VPN) servers, if not deployed and configured correctly, can cause service interruptions and make network problems difficult or impossible to isolate and identify. In addition, if not properly secured, these devices can give unauthorized users access to the university network. The installation of these devices must therefore be managed and coordinated.
University Information Technology Services and regional campus counterparts are responsible for the university's data, video, and voice communications network. This includes designing, deploying, documenting, monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and troubleshooting the physical data, video, and voice networks of the university, as well as the management of the Internet Protocol (IP) address spaces assigned to Indiana University (including public and private addresses).
Indiana University will handle reports of misuse and abuse of information and information technology resources in accordance with existing policies and procedures issued by appropriate authorities. Depending on the individual and circumstances involved this could include the offices of Human Resources, Vice Provost or Vice Chancellor of Faculties (or campus equivalent), Dean of Students (or campus equivalent), Office of the General Counsel, and/or appropriate law enforcement agencies. See policy IT-02, Misuse and Abuse of Information Technology Resources for more detail.
Failure to comply with Indiana University information technology policies may result in sanctions relating to the individual's use of information technology resources (such as suspension or termination of access, or removal of online material); the individual's employment (up to and including immediate termination of employment in accordance with applicable university policy); the individual's studies within the university (such as student discipline in accordance with applicable university policy); civil or criminal liability; or any combination of these.