Departmental Firewalls

Departmental firewalls are available to provide a second level of protection in addition to the campus firewall. Departmental firewalls are required in some cases to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards.

The Division of IT provides equipment and support for departmental firewalls, installs and configures them, and acts as the point of contact for rule changes.

Departmental Firewalls run Packet Filter (PF), OpenBSD's TCP/IP traffic filtering system. This system creates a stateful firewall capable of complex rule sets.

Getting Started

See the Request tab for information on requesting a departmental firewall.

Help and Support

For more information on installing a departmental firewall, please send an email to