Next Generation Firewall Project

December 14, 2021

UCSC migrating to next-generation cybersecurity firewall platform. Here's the latest information about the project.

Internet Service Disruption - Dec. 29

  • On Wednesday, December 29, 10:00 PM to Midnight PST, ITS is installing a new firewall on the campus network to improve our campus internet security.

Brief outage

  • This work may result in multiple brief interruptions (no more than 5 minutes) to the campus internet connection during this time period.

Next Generation Firewall Project & UCSC Network Security Changes

Good to know

  • ITS is working in consultation with campus units to facilitate the non-disruptive deployment of the new firewall policy and implement necessary security changes to the campus network. 
  • The new firewall will not apply to research internet traffic on the campus Science DMZ.

Your Input Matters

The new firewall is an essential component in our ongoing effort to build an environment that protects individuals, research, teaching, campus technology infrastructure, and the institution itself.

We like to hear from you. Your input matters! If you have feedback about the upcoming security changes to the campus network, please fill out this brief form. Thank you.