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ITS Standards

Intended Audience: Staff with responsibility for facilities, telecommunications and IT technical support

Update Cycle: Every 2 years

Current Date: August 2011

Next Scheduled Update: August 2013

Wired

The University at Albany supports an Enterprise network comprised of 10Gigabit/1Gigabit/100 Megabit and 10 Megabit switched Ethernet connections utilizing category 6 twisted pair cable, single and multimode fiber. The backbone is 10Gigabit/1 Gigabit for building access. 1Gigabit switched Ethernet serves each floor. 10/100 Megabit serves each data jack. The University at Albany has standardized on Cisco equipment.

Wireless Access Points

The University at Albany support wireless standards 802.11a/bg/n. The University at Albany has standardized on Cisco wireless equipment.

Remote Access

The University at Albany supports remote access (access from off-campus locations) via an SSL VPN portal.  Users are responsible for their own ISP connectivity. The University at Albany has standardized on the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

Equipment specifications are available from the Office of Telecommunications.