acceptable use policy


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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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The section on violations and sanctions explains to students how and where they can report violations of the acceptable use policy and identifies appropriate sanctions.
Locate assists with network troubleshooting, IT Help Desk end-user support, acceptable use policy enforcement, regulatory compliance, and automating asset tracking.
Using Consul's InSight Security Manager, AEGON can quickly and easily determine if user activities comply with acceptable use policy of information assets.