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Acceptable Use Policy

(networking)
(AUP) Rules applied by many transit networks which restrict the use to which the network may be put. A well known example is NSFNet which does not allow commercial use. Enforcement of AUPs varies with the network.

acceptable use policy

The conduct expected from a person using a computer or service. ISPs and other online services provide their customers with an acceptable use policy (AUP), which may prohibit spamming or commercial usage. Also called an "acceptable use policy/Internet use policy" (AUP/IUP), schools and universities provide AUPs for students using the computer lab, which defines unacceptable behavior.
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LONDON, ON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- School IT leaders have a responsibility to implement Acceptable Use Policies in the school.
Schools are increasingly adopting acceptable use policies and technological codes of conduct in an attempt to raise consciousness about the non selective nature of information on the Internet and to protect themselves from parental complaints and legal difficulties.
Monitoring uncovers stealth methods, such as the use of on-the-fly Internet proxies, to bypass filters and helps organizations such as the DOI ensure they have closed all the gaps and that employees are in compliance with Internet Acceptable Use Policies.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis has an Internet and Computer Networking Practice Group which provides information and advice to school districts concerning acceptable use policies for the Internet.
The majority of respondents are interested in incorporating laptop filtering in their security strategy, with 80 percent citing the need to ensure consistent enforcement of Acceptable Use Policies across all computers, regardless of whether they are operating inside or outside the network.
8e6 Technologies, a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting, today announced the results of a survey conducted at the recent National Education Computing Conference (NECC) that reveal disturbing breaches of Internet Acceptable Use Policies by students and teachers alike.
The new 8e6 Mobile Client enables enterprises to enforce Internet Acceptable Use Policies for all employees using corporate laptops, whether they are logged onto the corporate network or not.
SecureSphere is the first monitoring gateway that can tell organizations when a specific end user accessed the database, precisely what they did, and whether their actions are a material exception to acceptable use policies or their job requirements.
To keep pace with the evolution of the Web and its proliferation of content types and access points, organizations require more sophisticated and secure filtering technologies that enable efficient enforcement of acceptable use policies at the user and group levels.
The combined 8e6 and Bsecure solution empowers IT administrators to enforce acceptable use policies that prevent system compromise regardless of where users connect to the Internet.
Email policy enforcement: The included Content Compliance module makes it easy for administrators to define and enforce eMail acceptable use policies.