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Devices @ Stanford

Modern solutions for convenience and safety


Today, more than ever, you need technology that lets you securely access data and collaborate with colleagues whenever and from wherever you want. To meet these needs, we’re leveraging modern tools that can help make the devices you use for Stanford work substantially safer and easier to use.

Efforts in Progress

Five complementary efforts are underway to modernize the devices used for Stanford work.

Advanced Device Protection

With CrowdStrike anti-malware, your laptops and desktops will be defended better than ever before. For those who require a very high level of security and monitoring, the new Cardinal Protect service provides an all-in-one managed desktop solution.

Learn about Crowdstrike

Modern Device Management

Modern management systems provide a much cleaner way to configure and update devices. If you use an Apple device, you can transition to a new solution called Jamf

A Jamf-like solution for Windows devices will be announced soon.  You can still opt to use VLRE if you don't work with High Risk data.  

Learn about Jamf

Passwordless Logins

Leave your passwords in the past and usher in a new era of safer and simpler computing for web-based logins, including Stanford VPN. With the new Cardinal Key installer for Mac and Windows, it’s easier than ever to get up and running.

Learn about Cardinal Key

Secure Authentication

 This once per device prompt prevents anyone but you from accessing your Stanford email.

Learn more Modern Email Authentication

Operating System (OS) Upgrades

Staying current with software updates is an ongoing responsibility for each of us. The sunset scheduled for services and software is published on the UIT website.

View your registered devices

About Exceptions

If there is a technical obstacle that prevents you from adopting a device improvement, you can request a time-limited compliance exception.

Request a compliance exception

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