Firewalls and the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine, in coordination with University IT,  maintains firewalls to increase the security of your computer, and of the University, as well as to comply with federal and state requirements. The majority of  Stanford networks have firewall rules that by default refuse all connections initiated from outside of Stanford University’s network. If different access rules are required in some cases, the School of Medicine Information Security group approves and configures access for School of Medicine departments and associates.

Important Firewall Policies

Firewall rule requests or changes for School of Medicine devices can only be done by the TDS firewall team. 

Follow the steps above to add or change a rule for a server or an endpoint.  Use this UIT form rather than email or slack.

Reviews of firewalls rules, devices, and usage are conducted weekly in order to keep networks secure. 
  •   If your computer has not been seen on the Stanford network for more than 90 days, the firewall rule for that IP address will be removed
   •   If your IP address is not in NetDB
, the firewall rule for that IP will be deleted
   •   A firewall rule that has not been used in 90 days
will be deleted.

If a rule needs to be reinstated, simply submit a request again.