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Network Access Control (SUNAC)

Important information for Workgroup Manager Administrators

Access to firewall documentation and to firewalled systems via SUNAC is granted through Workgroup Manager. Administrators of workgroups are responsible for keeping them up-to-date, making sure to include only those staff who need access to the protected data. Administrators should remove staff from the appropriate workgroups upon termination of service from the University, when staff relocate to other positions, or when access is no longer required in order to perform a job.

The Stanford University Network Access Control (SUNAC) service  offers a standardized approach for addressing the security needs of faculty, staff, and students who require remote connectivity.

Highly granular and configurable, the service allows LNAs (Local Network Administrators) to control remote access to departmental resources located behind University IT-managed firewalls. Using Workgroup Manager, access can be granted to any faculty, staff member, or student with a SUNet ID and password.

SUNAC is available to all university schools and departments, free of charge. This includes planning, implementation, and all on-going support costs.

  • Carefully planned and tested access control to University computing resources
  • Ongoing support and maintenance
  • Documentation of SUNAC rules available on-line through the client firewall documentation

Getting started

LNAs wishing to secure their data assets with SUNAC should submit a HelpSU request to have the service enabled on their network. Network engineers can assist with crafting rules to ensure that your information is made available to only those who need it.

End users can use their existing VPN client to access resources through SUNAC, however, they will need to download a new profile.  End users who are unable to access resources should contact their LNA to ensure they have been granted the correct privileges.

See Using SUNAC (Stanford Network Access Control) to learn how to log in to the service.

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Last modified January 7, 2016