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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 policyThe 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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Policy-based analysis: Acceptable use policy
templates enable an organization to easily compare the activity of privileged users against company policy and hone in on non-compliant behavior.
While no Acceptable Use Policy
can guarantee that legal problems won't arise, there is a growing consensus that such a written policy can reduce the legal risks from students using the Internet.
The acceptable use policy
should spell out guidelines and consequences of using school equipment--including networks--to bully," adds Walpole.
Without a proper Acceptable Use Policy
and effective monitoring tools in place, organizations will continue to see extensive abuse from some of their most trusted assets - their employees.