Enterprise IT Standards and Procedures
Technology Management Standards
Policy: Technology Management Policy
Document: Technology Management Standards
Campus: MSU Bozeman
Contact: Jerry Sheehan, Chief Information Officer
These Standards establish minimum guidelines for management of devices connecting to MSU’s network as outlined in the University Technology Management Policy (http://www.montana.edu/policy/enterprise_it/technology_management.html).
Operating System Requirements
Devices connecting to the University network must be using a supported operating system for which security updates are still being released by the manufacturer.
Examples of where Information on supported Macintosh, Microsoft, Linux and other server
operating systems can be found below:
• Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222
• Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle- fact-sheet
• RHEL: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata
Software Maintenance Requirements
Software installed on University computers or attaching to the University wired or
wireless network should be up to date with vendor supported patches.
Examples of where Information on supported software can be found below:
• Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/selectindex
• Java: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
• Adobe: https://helpx.adobe.com/support/programs/eol-matrix.html
• Red Hat: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/update_policies
Desktop/Laptop Security Software Requirements
When a viable client exists, the following software packages must be installed and used on Desktops or laptops:
• Ivanti Endpoint Manager powered by LANDesk (for Windows computers)
• Jamf (for Macs)
• Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
• University servers must be registered with the MSU Server Inventory Application.
• Servers on the University network with firewall exceptions must be scanned monthly by the IT Center’s Vulnerability Management program.
• Server operating system patches must be tested and applied as soon as possible.
• Server application patches must be tested and applied as soon as possible.
• An appropriate technical contact must be provided for all servers on the University network.