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Internet Services Usage

Due to the growing challenges and risks in maintaining a secure interface between a network and the Internet it has become necessary to block the following types of Internet traffic from entering out network:

  • Active-X
  • Java (but not JavaScript)
  • NNTP (USENET servers)
  • SMTP (Internet mail services blocked outbound – except for Archdiocese mail server)
  • Instant Messaging
  • PCAnywhere
  • FTP
  • TFTP
  • Telnet

Also, all usage is content filtered to prevent access or redirection to inappropriate or offensive sites. Should you find what you feel is a page that is blocked without valid reason, please contact the IT Service Center and we will investigate the issue for you.

All Internet access is also logged and such usage logs, which contain such things as site names, pages visited, times, files download, etc. are available to department managers upon request to investigate compliance with the Archdiocese Electronic Communications Tools Policy.