As part of the current security initiatives here at Stanford University, we have taken a number of steps to ensure we can provide a safe and secure computing environment at the School of Medicine. The WinSecure network is one of these solutions.
The WinSecure Network is a protected network for WindowsXP and other systems which manage specialized research instruments or software applications that cannot be upgraded to meet Stanford security requirements.
It has been one year since patches for Windows XP have been available. To compensate for the risk posed by this and other unsupported operating systems, we will move your Windows XP or other device to a special network that provides additional technical protections. To initiate this process, please submit an exception request.
Please Note: If you have already filled out an exception request, you still must make provisions to protect the device in question. We would like to be clear: just because an exception has been submitted or approved, it doesn't mean your system is being protected. An exception is merely the beginning of the process: if we judge your system as it is cannot meet current Stanford security requirements, finding an alternate way to protect your system is the next step. Migrating your system to a safe and secure computing environment such as the Win Secure network can be that next step. If you need to schedule an appointment to have your device moved onto the network, please contact us at irthelp.stanford.edu or send an email to irtsecurity [at] lists.stanford.edu.
Clients must acknowledge and accept special network use rules for devices on this network.