Rules, Regulations, and Security
Rules, Regulations and Procedures
NC State’s computer resources are owned by the university and are provided primarily to support its academic and administrative functions. The use of these resources is governed by federal and state law as well as university policies and procedures.
Protect yourself and NC State by adhering to campus IT security standards and procedures.
Configuration Management Systems at NC State
The RUL 08.00.18 – Endpoint Protection Standard (EPS) prescribes minimum requirements for every device, computer, and information system connected to the NC State network including university-owned and personally owned devices. These minimum requirements factor in device ownership, sensitive data access, and sensitive data storage. The standard specifies that all university-owned devices, computers, and information systems must be managed by a CMS (Configuration Management System) if one is available. Currently, macOS and Windows have approved CMSs. Linux will have approved CMSs in the near future.
Read the rules and guidelines for purchasing hardware at NC State.
NC State University is obligated to remove confidential data and certain software applications from surplus computer equipment in order to maintain data security, be compliant with various federal and state regulations, and fulfill licensing agreements.
Learn about sustainable computing, energy reduction, and tips for purchasing hardware.
Software & Desktop Environments
Many popular applications are available to the NC State community through OIT.
Information on the configuration and management of desktop workstations for campus units.
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State provides a remote access service that allows you to reserve a computer with a desired set of applications for yourself and to remotely access it over the Internet.
Voice & Data
ComTech’s Unified Communications group is responsible for providing phone services for faculty and staff, as well as providing workflow and productivity solutions, such as conference calling, instant messaging, caller input based routing/menus, and call centers.
ComTech’s Network group is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of the campus network equipment. This includes the backbone routers, switches, wireless access points, voice over IP, firewalls, and Internet gateways.
Information for architects, engineers, and contractors who are designing and installing communications infrastructure on the NC State campus.
Personal Web Conferencing and Collaboration
Various options are available for video conferencing at NC State, depending on your use case.
Identity management (IdM) at NC State is a broad area that deals with identifying individuals and their relationships to the university.
The Shibboleth® System is a standards based, open-source software package for Web single sign-on, across or within organizational boundaries.
Application & Web Hosting
Hosted Services assists North Carolina State University departments and colleges in managing their departmental application servers, hosting them in a stable and secure IT environment.
Web Hosting Services
The cPanel Web Hosting service is a full-service environment that provides you with flexibility, scalability, economy of scale, and more options for your Web presence.
The OIT Design group offers a number of fee-based services to facilitate the creation and management of print and Web media. In addition, the Design group can assist with presentation design, accessibility, and process solutions that work for you.