UMSL uses the Bradford Networks NAC (Network access Control) to inspect a computer before it is allowed on the campus network. It ensures the system meets current security standards and has some basic security features like an up-to-date antivirus program and operating system patches. NAC is also used to control access to the campus wireless network "TritonNet".
The University currently has over 200 wireless Access Points across campus. This allows wireless devices to connect to the internet and campus resources (see TritonVPN) from most buildings on campus. To get connected, you must register your computer with Bradford (see IT Security). The registration web page should open automatically the first time you try browsing the web from a wireless connection.
For complete step-by-step instructions on how to connect on your wireless desktop, laptop or mobile device, go to Knowledge@umsl (http://help.umsl.edu) and type keyword "wireless".
Click on the menu for more information and coverage maps of TritonNet Wireless.
If you are having problems connecting to TritonNet Wireless, contact the Technology Support Center at 516-6034.
TritonVPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN is a service available to UMSL faculty, staff and students. A VPN is a way to securely connect to campus resources from TritonNet Wireless or an off-campus location. VPN software running on the user’s system encrypts the data before it is transmitted even if the user is on a public unsafe network such as a coffee house. More information is available in the TritonVPN link on the left.
If you need assistance downloading or installing the VPN client, contact the Technology Support Center at 516-6034
ShoreTel IP Phone
The campus has been transitioning into ShoreTel’s Voice over IP telephone services. For more information visit the Telephone Services site at http://www.umsl.edu/technology/phones/ or contact the Technology Support Center at 516-6034.