MCECS provides wired network connections with three different levels of protection from outside access. It’s important to understand these settings when using the Host Add form on our Intranet.
|Firewalled||The default and recommended for users who do not want the high level of responsibility securing internet-facing services.||For most desktops or laptops where all you are doing is accessing the Internet and other MCECS/PSU services.|
|Web/SSH||Provides a useful middle ground for users who need only expose the most common services to the internet.||For people who need to log into their computer remotely. Or run a local web server that could be accessed remotely.|
|Other||Allows almost everything from outside of PSU.||If you are using this level, you need to be aware of the risks of being directly exposed to the Internet and be vigilent about patches and security. If your computer/device is suspected of compromise, it will be disconnected from the network.|