During the last few months St. Thomas University has embarked on a campus-wide network upgrade focused on delivering improvements to speed, reliability, security and ease of use. Our Internet access has been greatly augmented through new hardware purchases and a partnership with Florida LambdaRail (FLR) and Internet2. These new partnerships will provide enhanced services to popular websites like YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and many other popular destinations.
Every building has also received new network switches and there are new wireless Access Points (WiFi) in every classroom and dorm room on campus. Network security was also greatly improved by the upgrade of our Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and the deployment of a Network Access Control system which will protect and help safeguard computer usage while on our network.
We plan on completing all of these upgrades by the second week of August, and we will continue to fine-tune the new network environment throughout the Fall Semester.