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Safe Connect

SafeConnect:  Safe and Secure Computing

What is required to connect to the Sac State wireless network?

Before you connect to the Sac State Wireless Network:
Security Requirement Macintosh

Step 1: SafeConnect Client: 

  • The SafeConnect client and related policy key must be installed on your machine.

Step 2: Anti-Virus: 

  • An anti-virus software recognized by SafeConnect must be installed on your machine.
  • Your anti-virus software must be running.
  • Your virus definitions files must be up-to-date.

University Owned Laptops

Personally Owned Laptops:

University Owned Laptops

Personally Owned Laptops:

Step 3: Operating System Updates:

  • Your operating system must be configured to look for new updates.

What is SafeConnect?

SafeConnect is a tool being used by Sac State to help ensure that your Mac OSX and Windows based computers connected to the University's wireless and public jack network meet minimum security standards. Using SafeConnect will help ensure that your personal machine and our network are protected from the effects of malicious software.

What exactly does SafeConnect do?

Once installed on your computer, SafeConnect's client will answer basic yes/no questions regarding security software installation, status and updates as well as operating system settings and relay that information so that SafeConnect can provide the appropriate response to your computer's status. This agent does not monitor your machine/activity beyond retrieving basic yes/no information for these system "health checks". Additionally, SafeConnect is entirely passive when you are off the campus network and will not continue performing checks on your computer or communicating information about your machine.

Who is Affected?

Student and university/auxiliary staff accessing the campus wireless, public jack and Residence Hall networks will be required to install and run SafeConnect from their Macs or PC's in order to maintain full internet access (i.e., access beyond basic campus resources). At this time, Apple iOS (e.g., iPhone, iPad, iTouch, iPod), Android phones and tables, Linux and Windows mobile devices are not requires to install and run SafeConnect.