A New VPN And A New Standard For Remote Desktop Access – Effective January 2015

In early November, Information Technology Services announced upcoming changes to how students, faculty and staff can access on campus digital resources from off campus. ITS has installed new Virtual Private Network (VPN) equipment, and is currently piloting new VPN client software – Palo Alto GlobalProtect. The new infrastructure and software are key to our continued commitment to securing […]

Preventing IP Spoofing Attacks Through New Network Security Means

In light of the recent network attacks, ITS is expediting the final phase of a network security project which began this past spring. To date we have implemented a new security feature across over 90% of the university. ITS is fast-tracking the remaining VLANs in academic, administrative and residential buildings, with the goal of completing […]

Announcing VPN Upgrades And Upcoming Changes To Remote Access

To enhance the security of Northeastern’s network, ITS is implementing new equipment and access standards for the Virtual Private Network (VPN) over the coming months. Our VPN is used for secure remote (off-campus) access to university resources, including shared departmental (Q:) drives, certain library databases, personal workstations and data centers. What Is VPN and Why […]

Apple OS X Yosemite Released -­ What Mac Owners Need To Know

Last week Apple released its latest desktop operating system – OS X Yosemite (10.10). Like its predecessor Mavericks, this new operating system is available for free when downloaded from Mac App Store. What is different? OS X Yosemite is the first Mac operating system that allows for the seamless integration between Mac computers and iOS […]

October 2014 Software News

Starting this fall, Information Technology Services has made a number of significant enhancements in software releases, some of which are available immediately. Adobe in the Cloud ITS is now offering access to Adobe’s Creative Cloud applications by providing it to all faculty and staff for work use. The software is already available for installation on […]

The Outlook Exchange You Know Will Soon Be Office 365

Information Technology Services has been planning the implementation of new and innovative productivity tools and services – Microsoft Office 365. All Northeastern University faculty and staff will transition to Office 365, starting this fall with the migration of email. Rest assured, ITS will provide assistance through each part of this transition and information will be […]

Student Advantage = Free Microsoft Office

As announced over the summer, students can now get the entire Microsoft Office suite for FREE during their time here at Northeastern. Under the Student Advantage program, Northeastern is offering all active students the chance to download the latest version of Microsoft Office – currently Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac. This program […]

New residence halls with 100% NUwave access

Over the summer, in partnership with Housing and Residential Life, ITS expanded NUwave wireless network access within 17 university-owned residence halls. These buildings offer NUwave, our secure wireless network, throughout the entire building. Students still have access to ResNet, the wired network, for high speed Internet access, which we recommend using for streaming and other high-bandwidth uses. ITS aims […]