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Security Operations deploys and manages firewalls used to protect Vanderbilt Community's critical IT assets. These critical IT assets supports Vanderbilt's diverse constituencies and education missions. Subsequent requests to modify the firewall rule policy are made through a ticketing system as your protection requirements change. Benefits of using a firewall include improved safeguard of sensitive medical and personal information, reliability of that information, and availability of the services.

Available to:
Vanderbilt Community

How to get it:
Please contact your Customer Relationship Manager.

VU - Submit a firewall request

Technical Details:

  • Firewalls provides a defensive security posture for an area controlling the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether it should be allowed through or not, based on a predetermined rule set.
  • A firewall builds a communications bridge between the internal protected network to an external network, such as the Internet, that is assumed to be unsecure and unprotected.
  • Machines behind a firewall can include database servers, file servers, and workstations that stores or process critical or sensitive Vanderbilt information.
  • A firewall also provides a location for monitoring security-related events.