The SDSU border firewall provides SDSU protection by allowing only necessary network traffic into the University network, while deflecting unauthorized communications. By default, all incoming traffic from the internet is blocked unless an approved border exemption has been implemented.
IT managers who wish to request access through the border firewall
should submit a request to the
Border Firewall Registration System (limited to sdsu.edu domain only).
All border firewall requests must be approved by appropriate management and the IT Security Office. In some cases, requests may be provisionally approved until a more secure solution can be found. In addition, all servers allowed a border exemption must be properly maintained and secured to SDSU security standards. The IT Security Office will periodically do a security scan of servers with border exemptions to help ensure that security standards are being maintained. Any serious security problems must be mitigated or servers may lose their border firewall exemptions.