Tufts Secure Wireless Now Available

Dawn Irish
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 11:30am

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is pleased to announce the general release of Tufts Secure Wireless (tufts-secure), a new service that will provide secure and encrypted wireless network connectivity using Tufts Simplified-Sign-on authentication.

Tufts Secure Wireless is easily identified by its wireless network name, tufts-secure, and may be selected from the available network pull-down menu on your computing device.  This service does not require advance device registration, but users connecting to tufts-secure will need a valid Tufts username and Tufts password.  TTS recommends using tufts-secure whenever possible to conduct university business, although Tufts Wireless (tuftswireless), an unencrypted wireless service for members of the Tufts community, and Tufts Guest Wireless (tufts-guest), an unencrypted wireless service for people visiting our campuses, are also available.

The Tufts Secure Wireless network has the same access as standard wireless with the added benefit of encryption.  It also affords clients the added protection of a built-in firewall, thus blocking undesirable Internet traffic.

TTS began piloting Tufts Secure Wireless this spring, and we’ve since successfully completed testing and verification of its operation across all three Tufts campuses.  Feedback from early adopters has been very positive.  To date, more than 1900 unique clients have connected to Tufts Secure Wireless, completing over 250,000 successful sessions. A more complete description of the service can be found on the Secure Wireless service page.

Please contact the TTS Service Desk at it@tufts.edu or (617) 627-3376 if you have additional questions.