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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Today's Message

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Information Security Awareness: Why Use Buffalo State Secure Wireless?

There are two very important reasons to use the Buffalo State secure wireless network named Bengal: security and convenience.

1. Security. Wireless communication over this network is encrypted.

2. Convenience. Faculty, staff, and students can enroll their devices and log in only once a year. Persistent wireless connectivity is provided each time you come to campus, without the need to log in each time. Individuals can have up to five devices on the network (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop). Yes, you must re-enroll each August, and that means you must download the app yearly to each mobile device.

Please note: The campus has more than one wireless network. BengalOpen16 is a public network. By "public," we mean that information sent over this network is not encrypted. In addition, users are logged off after 15 minutes of inactivity and must log in again.

For instructions on how to enroll new devices, or renew expired devices, please see the RITE Knowledge Base article.

Submitted by: Melissa J. Miszkiewicz
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Thursday, September 13, 2018