Features Archive

Chat

Allows for real-time communication, requiring only a Penn State Access Account and a local chat client configured to support Jabber.

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UBI

Remote file backup service for Penn State faculty and staff. Stored data remains available in the event of component failure, accidental deletion, file corruption, or damage sustained to the original file.

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DNS

DNS is a server mechanism used to map, or equate, machine names to IP addresses. Therein, the tool is used for translating names of network-attached computers and services into reachable network addresses.

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WSUS

Windows OS provides a built-in service that automatically downloads and installs updates critical to the security of the computer. WSUS allows Windows computers on the Penn State network to obtain automatic updates directly from a local Penn State server rather than from Microsoft.

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Workflow

For University academic, administrative, and financial management processes. Implements features including role-based authorizations and standard central workflow approval policies.

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WebMail

The web-based e-mail client is provided to all full-Access Account users. The easy-to-use interface allows users to customize settings to fit the desired workflow.

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VPN

Connect to a Penn State service and/or resource through a third-party ISP. Encryption and other security mechanisms ensure only authorized users access the network and secured data.

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