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  • Account and Access Services

    Computing accounts (known as SUNet IDs) and passwords control access to online resources and services at Stanford. These accounts are free of charge for faculty, staff, students. Sponsored accounts are available for some University affiliates and guests; a University sponsor is required and monthly charges apply.

  • Accounts and Passwords

    The University provides faculty, staff, and students a variety of computing resources and online services. A SUNet ID (an account name that identifies you as a member of the Stanford community) and password is required to access most of these services.

  • AFS (Andrew File System)

    AFS (Andrew File System) is a distributed file system that enables cooperating hosts (clients and servers) to efficiently share file system resources across local and wide area networks. At Stanford, AFS is easily accessed via the Web and serves as the campus-wide file system. AFS is distributed among eleven servers and provides two terabytes of usable disk space, which is backed up nightly. This stable, distributed system is where the University's main web site and linked files are hosted. It supports storing public data on “AFS at Stanford” or restricted or prohibited data on “Secure AFS at Stanford”.

  • Answers (Stanford KnowledgeBase)

    Stanford Answers is a centrally-hosted web knowledgebase service that provides members of the Stanford community with easy access to consulting solutions and self-help information about desktop computing and other information technology topics.

  • Anti-Malware for Mac

    The Stanford anti-malware service consists of System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP), Microsoft's enterprise anti-malware solution. This program protects your computer from viruses, adware/spyware, and other malicious software.

  • Anti-Malware for Windows

    Stanford's anti-malware service for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 consists of System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP), Microsoft's enterprise anti-malware solution. In addition to SCEP, University IT also offers the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a protective Microsoft tool managed by BigFix

  • Application Whitelisting (Carbon Black Protection, formerly Bit9)

    Carbon Black Protection (Cb Protection), formerly Bit9, is an application control product that allows departments to monitor and control application execution on systems.

  • Authentication, Kerberos

    See Kerberos.

  • Authentication, Shibboleth

    See Shibboleth.

  • Authentication, WebAuth

    See WebAuth.

  • Authority Manager

    Authority Manager is a web application that gives Stanford managers a central location to manage the systems authority their employees need to work the PeopleSoft SA, HRMS, and Oracle Financials systems. The Authority Manager maintains the authority registry, the master record of who can do what.

  • Automated Call Distribution (eACD)

    The enhanced Automated Call Distribution (eACD) system is an essential tool for campus call centers, providing a means to effectively manage large volumes of incoming phone calls. The system answers each call immediately and, if necessary, holds it in a queue until it can be directed to the next available call center agent.

  • Backup (Code42 CrashPlan)

    See Code42 CrashPlan (formerly CrashPlan PROe).

  • Backup and Recovery Services

    A variety of file and data backup solutions are available for desktop computers and servers. AFS is backed up daily, free-of-charge. Backup for other services is by subscription. Charges apply.

  • Backup, Cloud Storage

    See Cloud Storage Backup.

  • Backup, Disk-Based Replication

    See Disk-Based Replication.

  • Backup, Server (BaRS)

    See BaRS (Backup and Recovery Service).

  • BaRS (Backup and Recovery Service)

    Data backup and recovery services (BaRS) for desktop machines. Your local IT support staff or a CRC consultant (for a fee) will install and configure the client software on your computer. Once configured, the software will automatically back up your system at a specified time each workday. If you accidentally overwrite or delete a file, you can recover it yourself using the client software. File recovery is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Bible Sheets (CNSCAD)

    Bible sheets are mechanical drawings of campus communication and conduit systems that allow Department IT Contacts, as well as Facilities Project Managers, to communications wall outlets, closets, and cables. Bible Sheets are viewable online via CNSCAD. For security reasons, use of this tool is restricted to University employees.

  • Blogs (WordPress)

    WordPress is an open source web publishing platform. Easy-to-install, centrally supported WordPress instances are available at no charge to Stanford departments and officially-recognized groups for use in web.stanford.edu web space.

  • Box

    See File Sharing and Content Management (Box)

  • Build a Meeting Room

    The Build a Meeting Room service selects and installs equipment to allow video conferencing or data sharing in an existing meeting room, enabling better collaboration with remote or onsite team members.

  • Cable TV (Cardinal Cable)

    Campus cable TV service for student and faculty/staff residences, classrooms, conferences rooms, and offices. Courtesy Service is provided free-of-charge in student rooms and residential lounges. Cardinal Cable Basic and Cardinal Cable Premium is by subscription and is billed monthly.

  • Calendar

    General calendar-related topics and instructions, including links to Stanford Calendar and the University Events Calendar.

  • Call Recording

    Call recording systems provide call and operation control centers with the ability to monitor and record phone calls to ensure quality control, verify orders, reconstruct incidents, and ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Centralized Logging (Splunk)

    Splunk software is used for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data via a web-style interface.

  • CGI (web scripts and programs)

    The Stanford CGI (Common Gateway Interface) Service enables users to run programs on the web server to provide dynamic content, collect user input, and offer services otherwise unavailable on the normal Stanford Web service. CGI is available, by request, to any user, group, or department with assigned AFS space.

  • Classrooms with Technology Enhancements

    Many classrooms across the Stanford campus are equipped for multimedia presentations and technology instruction.

  • Cloud Storage Backup

    Cloud Storage Backup is a backup and recovery service that copies data from servers and disk systems to the cloud.

  • Code42 CrashPlan Backup

    Code 42 CrashPlan (formerly CrashPlan PROe) is a centrally-managed, automatic backup solution for desktops and laptops. Code42 CrashPlan is simple to use, highly efficient, and very secure. It allows you to take control of your backups, accessing your data anytime via mobile device, web browser, or desktop client.

  • Communication Services for Faculty and Staff

    University IT provides a full range of enterprise grade telephone, voice messaging, mobile/wireless, and advanced call management services.

  • Computer Purchase Program, Apple

    In cooperation with the University Purchasing Office, University IT participates in campus wide agreement negotiations and special-to-Stanford product and bundles selection. The Apple at Stanford web site complements the Purchase Program: it is a web site where Stanford students, faculty, and staff can find links to the specially-negotiated purchasing deals, hardware/software information, system and security news, and support resources and documents.

  • Computer Purchase Program, Dell

    In cooperation with the University Purchasing Office, University IT participates in campus wide agreement negotiations and special-to-Stanford product and bundles selection. The Dell at Stanford web site complements the Purchase Program: it is a web site where Stanford students, faculty, and staff can find links to the specially-negotiated purchasing deals, hardware/software information, system and security news, and support resources and documents.

  • Computer Purchase Program, Lenovo

    In cooperation with the University Purchasing Office, University IT participates in campus wide agreement negotiations and special-to-Stanford product and bundles selection. The Lenovo at Stanford web site complements the Purchase Program: it is a web site where Stanford students, faculty, and staff can find links to the specially-negotiated purchasing deals, hardware/software information, system and security news, and support resources and documents.

  • Confluence Enterprise Wiki

    Confluence (by Atlassian) is a wiki tool used by project and production support teams for collaborating on requirements, posting project or individual status, publishing  environment links, and much more.

  • Contact Center Workforce Optimization

    University IT (UIT) is pleased to offer contact centers a single, unified, enterprise-wide workforce optimization (WFO) solution. Workforce Optimization offers organizations a comprehensive way to capture, evaluate, manage, and analyze customer interactions.

  • Contract Support, Computer Resource Consulting

    Computer Resource Consulting (CRC) provides for-fee computer/server support to Stanford schools, departments and institutions. CRC offers clients the time- and cost-saving advantages of having their own departmental IT support without having to manage IT staff themselves.

  • Contract Support, On-call Services

    On-call Services provides support for the desktop, server, network, hardware, and software needs of departments and faculty/staff individuals. On-call consultants deliver rapid response, informed expertise, and consistently high-quality technical solutions.

  • Course Support

    For every class taught at Stanford, faculty members and TAs are entitled to a suite of centrally-hosted online services that have become an indispensable part of University-level instruction: web site space and templates, an email mailing list, a newsgroup for online discussions, and a central location on the campus network for sharing and storing documents and other data. There is no charge for these services.

  • Custom Storage

    Custom storage can be set up for high-performance computing and large research data files. University IT will work with clients, vendors, and other Stanford IT organizations to create and/or coordinate the fastest, most secure, and most cost-effective solutions for emerging technology solutions.

  • Database Administration

    University IT supports Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases for the Stanford community. This service is available to faculty and staff in academic and administrative departments that require database administration for applications, or standalone databases operating on Stanford infrastructure.

  • Device Enrollment

    To ensure devices that can access Stanford data are only used by identified people, you need to complete a simple enrollment process. Enrollment associates your identity (that is, your SUNet ID) with each of your devices, and will eventually allow you to manage them.

  • Digital Asset Management (Cumulus/SALLIE)

    SALLIE (Stanford ALL-Image Exchange) is Stanford’s campus-wide system for managing and sharing digital assets (photos, videos, and other files) used in communications.

  • Digital Signature - Adobe Sign

    Digital signature software offers an alternative to paper based forms. Instead of completing and signing forms by hand, digital signature software allows users to complete and sign forms electronically.

  • Directory, LDAP

    See LDAP.

  • Directory, StanfordWho

    See StanfordWho.

  • Disk-Based Replication

    Disk Based Replication uses an active storage disk system to back up and recover files.

  • Document Management Consulting

    UIT offers enterprise-level solutions for securely storing different types of documents online. These range from simple storage and collaboration solutions to those that provide advanced features that let you quickly locate, display, and share files, as well as automate regulatory compliance requirements. If you want to convert paper documents to electronic documents that can be stored online, a UIT representative will met with you to discuss your individual needs and offer advice about scanning paper files and storing those digital files online.

  • Electronic Document Management (Nolij)

    Nolij is a web-based document imaging and management solution used by departments to electronically collect, store, and manage business files online.

  • Email

    An @Stanford email account is one of the benefits of a regular full service SUNet ID.  Your campus email is hosted on Office 365 (Microsoft Exchange online) or G Suite (formerly Google Apps), as determined by your affiliation with the University.

  • Email, Secure Email

    The Secure Email service is designed for members of the Stanford community who plan to use email to transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) in accordance with the HIPAA guidelines. The most frequent use of this service will be from the Stanford School of Medicine.

  • Encryption — Whole Disk (SWDE)

    The Stanford Whole Disk Encryption service is for both Windows and Macintosh desktop and laptop computers. This service will secure data using standard NIST-approved encryption of the computer hard disk. Once installed, all files are automatically encrypted. The data is protected at rest as long as the hard disk is password protected.

  • Endpoint Compliance Reports

    Endpoint Compliance Reports provide information to system and department administrators, local desktop support, and management to monitor compliance of the devices that connect to the Stanford network.

  • Endpoint Configuration Management (BigFix)

    BigFix protects your computers with automatic security updates for operating systems and other popular software.

  • Enterprise Technical Support Services

    A wide range of centralized technical support services are available to streamline and enhance departments’ ability to optimize their use of technology. Services include application hosting, backup and storage, cloud backups, database administration, desktop virtualization, source code control and deployment, system administration, and system capacity planning.

  • Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

    Essential Stanford Software is a collection of applications provided free of charge to help you plug into the Stanford University Network (SUNet) and gain access to Stanford's computing services. ESS includes applications to keep your password secure, protect against computer viruses, send and read email, and exchange files.

  • Faculty and Academic Staff Appointments (FASA)

    The Faculty and Academic Staff Appointment (FASA) is an online integrated management system for academic appointments at Stanford.

    FASA is designed to take complicated paper form routing and automate the transaction workflow based on the type of transaction and departments and schools involved. FASA provides electronic approvals — no more paper forms.

  • File and Data Storage Services

    See Storage Services.

  • File Integrity Monitoring (OSSEC)

    OSSEC is a file integrity monitoring application that records changes to a server's file system to help detect and investigate an intrusion or change.

  • File Sharing and Content Management (Box)

    Stanford provides document management and collaboration through a partnership with box. com. Box is an easy-to-use platform that is integrated into Stanford's infrastructure.

  • File Storage

    File Storage provides standard ways to share files across intranets and the Internet. By using a remote file-access protocol that is compatible with the way applications already share data on local disks and network file servers, this service enables collaboration on the Internet.

  • Forms (Web Forms Service)

    The Stanford Web Forms Service is available to Stanford affiliates with a full service SUNet ID to make contact forms, short surveys and polls, instructor evaluations, and other forms free of charge. No knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, or SQL is required.

  • G Suite (formerly Google Apps at Stanford)

    G Suite provides faculty, staff, and students with access to Google document management, groups, and sites. Undergraduate students who already have Google mail accounts, plus some schools and departments, can access their @ stanford email and calendar via G Suite.

  • Google Docs

    See G Suite (formerly Google Apps @Stanford)

  • Help Services

    The Stanford IT Help Desk is the University's central support service for IT, especially in the areas of systems trouble, network connectivity, and the use of supported desktop applications (Essential Stanford Software). The Help Desk teams provide two stages of support to faculty, staff, and students: an attempt to resolve problems or answer questions within ten minutes or, if quick resolution is not appropriate or achievable, assignment to a consultant for in-depth assistance.

  • ID Cards, Campus Card Services

    The Campus Card serves as an identification card, an electronic key, and a debit card, allowing you to enter and access secured facilities, exercise privileges to which you are entitled, and make purchases against funds deposited in a StanfordCardPlan account.

  • ID Cards, Readers and Access Control Systems

    Departments and facilities on campus use Lenel and CSGold card reading systems on doors, turnstiles, and elevators to control access to buildings and rooms. Card readers include the familiar "swipe" type as well as proximity readers.

  • Instant Messaging

    Jabber is a comprehensive communication and collaboration tool that's easy to use, reliable, and secure. Jabber includes instant messaging, video chat, and a softphone, among other things. 

  • Issue Tracking (JIRA)

    JIRA by Atlassian is the issue-tracking tool used by AS and our clients for tracking bugs, enhancements, tasks, and change requests related to both production support and new system development.

  • IT Open House

    Co-sponsored by University IT and Stanford Libraries, this annual fall quarter event is designed especially for faculty and staff but also draws a number of students. Representatives from about 30 campus-wide technology service groups reserve booth space to meet attendees, answer their questions, and distribute literature, samples, and souvenirs.

  • Jabber

    Jabber is a comprehensive communication and collaboration tool that's easy to use, reliable, and secure.

  • Kerberos

    Kerberos is the heart of Stanford’s campus-wide network security infrastructure and is integral to the authentication services provided by components of Essential Stanford Software (esp. Stanford Desktop Tools) and by Stanford WebAuth.

  • LDAP

    Stanford uses OpenLDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) software to enable the searching and browsing of directory information in its central information systems. Without the OpenLDAP Directory Service, web-based systems like Stanford.You and Axess would be unable to connect Stanford users to their personal or group information.

  • Load Balancer

    The Load Balancer service provides each client with a load balancing partition unique to their firewalled environment. The service adds an extra measure of stability and redundancy for University systems and servers.

  • Mailing Lists (Mailman)

    Email distribution services allow you to set up a mailing list addressed as listname@lists.stanford.edu. You can manage lists via a web-based tool that allows you to view your lists, request new lists, add/remove members, approve subscription requests, and change list properties.

  • Media Storage Services

    The Media Storage service fills the needs of a post-production video editing workflow. The service is a complete shared-storage solution that supports collaboration across Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems while supporting the broadest range of applications.

  • Metrics Dashboards

    The Metrics Dashboard presents details about the health and performance of many of the systems provided by University IT. This service is available free-of-charge to current faculty, staff, and students.

  • Mobile Device Management (AirWatch)

    Mobile Device Management (MDM) enables you to manage your mobile device through Stanford's web-based tool, and configures a profile that gives you secure access to internal systems while protecting the data on your device.

  • Mobile Device Services

    Stanford contracts with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to provide cellular phone services for faculty and staff professional needs. University and Hospital departments can charge services to their department account. For personal purchases, faculty and staff are eligible for Stanford employee discounts.

  • Multi-factor Authentication

    See Webauth.

  • MyDevices

    MyDevices lets Stanford affiliates look up the devices associated with them and see whether the devices are verifiably encrypted. 

  • MySQL Database Hosting

    MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database management system, frequently used in combination with the PHP programming language to build dynamic, interactive Web sites. Stanford’s MySQL Database Hosting service makes accounts and storage space available for Stanford departments and official University groups and services to develop and maintain their own MySQL databases and applications.

  • Net-to-Switch

    The Net-to-Switch model for academic and administrative departments provides highly reliable network equipment and centralized, expert monitoring and support at a cost-effective price. While University IT is responsible for everything from infrastructure planning to quick-response troubleshooting, the department’s Local Network Administrator (LNA) maintains control of active port patching in the network closet.

  • NetDB

    NetDB is a Stanford University database application that stores Network and Node configuration information. It is generally used by local network administrators and Networking staff. Most commonly, NetDB is used to assign a new IP address to a computer or printer. The information in NetDB is loaded into two important network services at Stanford: DNS and DHCP.

  • Network Access Control (SUNAC)

    The Stanford University Network Access Control (SUNAC) service permits organizations to grant remote access to resources that are protected behind University IT-managed Firewalls based upon an individual’s SUNet ID. This service incorporates VPN, Workgroup Manager, and Firewall services to create increased IT Security for Stanford’s ever-increasing mobile work force.

  • Network Connections

    Students, faculty, staff, and visitors use Stanford’s centrally-provided network to connect to resources here and across the globe. The Connect to the Network page will lead you to simple step-by-step instructions for the right connection method for your needs.

  • Network Information for IT Providers

    SUNet consists of local building networks and a backbone network that connects the local networks to each other and to networks off-campus. Networking staff provide training and support to approximately 400 local network administrators (LNAs) and offers local network support for a fee.

  • Network Self-Registration (SNSR)

    Stanford Network Self-Registration combines a web-based self-registration application and a “health check” tool to be run on the registering computer. Self-Registration is available only where a department has chosen to “opt-in” to the service. While making the process of network registration easier, its use can also improve desktop security and network records accuracy. To find out if Self-Registration is available in your department, contact your Local Network Administrator (LNA).

  • Office 365

    Office 365 is a cloud-based email and calendaring service, hosted by Microsoft. You can access your  email, calendar, contacts, and tasks from the web, a desktop client, or a mobile device.

  • Online Video Training Library (lynda.com)

    Lynda.com is an online training library with almost 3000 courses spanning topics in areas such as business, web design, software, and programming.  Members of the Stanford community have free and unlimited access to lynda.com.

  • OpenAFS at Stanford

    OpenAFS client software for both Windows (XP/2000) and Macintosh (OS X) provides an alternative to SFTP clients like SecureFX (for Windows) and Fetch (for Macintosh) for users who frequently access files in AFS space.

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)

    Oracle Business Intelligence - Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) enables users to access a full range of reporting and analysis tools, including interactive dashboards, ad hoc queries, financial reports, and search.

  • Oracle e-Business Suite

    Oracle e-Business Suite is a set of modules that address the central financial, accounting, purchasing, and asset management needs of the university. 

  • Ordering University IT Services

    Services provided by University IT are ordered through the OrderIT online portal.

  • Organization Manager

    The Organization Manager is a Registry application used by designated school, department, or organization members for maintaining the contact information that appears in the printed Stanford Directory for their organizations.

  • Paging Services

    The Stanford Paging System is available to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the Stanford Medical Center. Services supported by the system include SmartPage: a web-based tool for sending pages and looking up pager IDs.

  • PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

    PeopleSoft is the system of record for academic and personnel administration at Stanford. Virtually all members of the Stanford community (students, staff, faculty, administrators, etc.) interact with PeopleSoft through the Axess portal.

    PeopleSoft Campus Solutions applications at Stanford include:

    • Student Administration (Admissions, Graduate Financial Support, Student Financials, Student Records, and Financial Aid)
    • STARS (Stanford Training and Registration System)
  • PeopleSoft Human Capital Management

    PeopleSoft is the system of record for academic and personnel administration at Stanford. Virtually all members of the Stanford community (students, staff, faculty, administrators, etc.) interact with PeopleSoft through the Axess portal.

    PeopleSoft Human Capital Management applications at Stanford include:

    • Workforce — core module for labor management
    • Benefits — core module for benefits administration including medical and life insurance, retirement program, vacation, and other university benefits
    • Payroll — semi-monthly payroll processing engine
    • Non-Employee Affiliate — record administration for visiting scholars, faculty, and researchers.
    • Time and Labor — employee time entry system, interfaces to payroll
    • ePerformance/Simple Eval — web-based application for employee evaluation and manager review
  • Phishing Awareness Service

    The Phishing Awareness Service uses simulated phishing emails to train participants to recognize, report, and avoid phishing attacks. The service is available to eligible groups upon request.

  • Pocket Phones (Medical Center)

    Pocket Telephones play an important role in the Hospital/Medical Center setting, where cell phone use is not allowed. The pocket telephone functions as a mobile desk phone, allowing Medical Center personnel to place and receive calls on their Stanford telephone number while away from their desk.

  • Printing Resources

    Stanford Libraries and University IT provide printing services for the Stanford community at public computing facilities and Tresidder Memorial Union, and in University residences for students. Printing equipment is networked and linked to your StanfordCardPlan account (see Card Services).

  • Privileged Access Workstation (PAW)

    A Privileged Access Workstation (PAW), also called a Personal Bastion Host (PBH), provides a dedicated computing environment for sensitive tasks that is protected from Internet attacks and other threat vectors.

  • Qualtrics

    See Survey Tool (Qualtrics)

  • Registry

    Registry applications (e.g., StanfordYou) give users direct access to appropriate data without requiring access to source systems. Registries create and manage a common source of accurate, consistent data about people, organizations, and services across the University.

  • Registry Integration Services

    A consolidated repository of Stanford person and organization data may be used by authorized entities to conduct University business and serve Stanford’s instructional, research, and public service missions.

  • Remedy

    See Request Tracking (HelpSU/Remedy)

  • Reporting (Student & HRMS)

    Creating reports based on data in the PeopleSoft Student and HRMS system is done primarily via Stanford's Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) reporting portal. 

  • ReportMart3

    ReportMart3 is the web portal used for generating reports primarily from the Oracle Financials system at Stanford.

  • Request Tracking (HelpSU/Remedy)

    A centralized request-tracking system (Remedy) is available to interested support groups. Publicly known as HelpSU, web portals are provided for the campus community to submit requests.

  • Rescue Remote Support

    Provide on-demand remote support for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices without traveling to the customer's work site.

  • Research Computing Hosting

    For Stanford researchers who want to operate their equipment in a secure, centrally-managed data center.

  • Residential Communication Services

    Information about telephone, voice mail, cable TV, and internet services for Olmsted Terrace, Stanford West, and Welch Road Apartments.

  • Room Support

    The Room Support Service provides technical support and maintenance for conference and collaboration rooms built by University IT, other Stanford University departments, and third parties. The service does not include most classrooms.

  • SAML (Authentication)

    SAML 2.0 is one in a set of authentication and authorization technologies underlying Stanford WebLogin, which provides access by individuals across organizations to protected web pages and applications, with just one login action.

  • Scientific Facilities Management

    The Shared Scientific Facilities Management (SSFM) system is a web application that provides Stanford researchers and outside institutions a centralized marketplace and billing system for scientific services and equipment available on campus. 

  • Secure AFS

    Shared AFS file storage space for non-public data.

  • Secure File Storage

    Secure File Storage provides a method of transmitting and storing Moderate and High Risk Data. Individual and group accounts are available to faculty and staff. Anyone using the Secure File Storage service must have Stanford Whole Disk Encryption (SWDE) installed and encrypt their laptop or desktop computer, and must use the Stanford Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Stanford Network Access Control (SUNAC) while transmitting files.

  • Secure Portal

    Secure Portal is a web-based tool that enables external affiliates (e.g., international students requesting visa processing, postdoctoral applicants, etc.) to securely submit personal information to initiate business/administrative transactions with the University.

  • Secure Socket Layer Certificates (SSL)

    An SSL certificate is a signed electronic guarantee that verifies the authenticity of a particular server. It's used for providing web pages through an encrypted connection. Any service accessible by SSL must have a certificate, including any web server with encrypted or “secure” content.

  • Server Configuration Management (BigFix for Servers)

    BigFix for Servers is a tool for IT server administrators to view overall inventory, deploy software, and manage configurations.

  • Server Disk Storage

    Server Disk Storage is a set of offerings designed for server-class computers. The service balances performance and reliability with cost.

  • Server Hosting

    Hosting services for campus clients who want to operate their equipment in a secure, centrally-managed facility. The hosting service can be either shared (multiple clients with equipment in one rack) or dedicated (only one client's equipment per rack). The primary hosting facility is located in Forsythe Hall.

  • Shared Computing Environment

    FarmShare, Stanford's shared computing environment, provides Linux facilities for general and research computing to anyone with a full-service SUNet ID.  There are three environments available, each supporting specific types of shared computing, from general purpose computing tasks to long-running, compute-intensive jobs.

  • Shared Email

    A shared email account allows a group of people to share a single Stanford-provided email account.

  • Shared Scientific Facilities Management

    The Shared Scientific Facilities Management (SSFM) system is a web application that provides Stanford researchers and outside institutions a centralized marketplace and billing system for scientific services and equipment available on campus.

  • Shibboleth

    Shibboleth is a federated authentication system that allows Stanford users to authenticate securely using their SUNetID to some services at non-Stanford sites. It also allows web servers at Stanford to authenticate users from some non-Stanford institutions using the users' local authentication credentials.

  • Smartsheet

    Smartsheet is a popular online project management/collaboration tool.

  • Software Licensing

    The Software Licensing group negotiates and manages software licensing University-wide. The group's web site provides an extensive list of available software. If you don't find what you need on the list, staff will help you find the best alternative source.

  • Sponsorship

    Faculty or staff may sponsor someone for computing services, as long as the person to be sponsored meets basic eligibility requirements. Some sponsored services or resources carry a monthly charge. For these services, the sponsor must have expenditure authority for a current University account. Other services are free and require only that the sponsor be regular faculty or staff. Sponsorships are maintained via the Sponsorship Manager web application.

  • Stanford electronic Research Administration System (SeRA)

    SeRA tracks the various stages of the sponsored project lifecycle and is the institutional system of record for sponsored projects. 

  • Stanford Information Security Academy

    Stanford Information Security Academy (SISA) supports the ongoing professional growth of system administrators and web developers.

  • Stanford Research Computing Center

    The Stanford Research Computing Center (SRCC) is a joint effort of the Dean of Research and IT Services to build and support a comprehensive program to advance computational research at Stanford.

  • Stanford Training and Registration System (STARS)

    The Stanford Training and Registration System (STARS) is a distinct module in the PeopleSoft system that delivers and tracks professional development, personal development, and compliance training for learners, managers, instructors, and administrators.

  • Stanford Web Services

    The Stanford Web Services unit builds department and group websites that are hosted on a shared infrastructure and provides assistance with larger projects requiring dedicated hosting or custom design. In addition, Stanford Web Services staff help to design and maintain key components of the University's shared and self-service web publishing tools.

  • StanfordWho

    Stanford People and Organization Search, also known as StanfordWho, is the web application that allows you to search the Stanford directory of faculty, staff, students and sponsored affiliates at Stanford University and Medical Center. Contact and organization information is presented.

  • StanfordYou

    StanfordYou is the web application that allows Stanford community members to update their contact information​ and SUNet accounts, including their password, vacation auto reply, profile, and privacy settings.

  • Storage Services

    Data storage services that meet Stanford’s needs at all levels — individual, departmental, and institution-wide (enterprise). Solutions range from high throughput and highly-available storage for production databases, to low-cost storage for web content, text files, images, computer programs, and other shared or archived data.

  • Storage, AFS

    See AFS (Andrew File System).

  • Storage, Custom Storage

    See Custom Storage.

  • Storage, File

    See File Storage.

  • Storage, Secure AFS

    See Secure AFS.

  • Storage, Secure File

    See Secure File Storage.

  • Storage, Server Disk

    See Server Disk Storage

  • Survey Tool (Qualtrics)

    The Qualtrics survey tool is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys.

  • Systems Administration

    Systems administration service for Linux, Windows, and OS X Server systems, both physical and virtual. The comprehensive service includes installation and configuration, security scanning and vulnerability remediation, maintenance, patch management, stabilization, monitoring, user management, and integration with the campus infrastructure.​ This service is appropriate for mission-critical or development servers.

  • Telephone Service for Students

    For a quarterly “communications fee,” Stanford provides phone service — including the telephone itself — in every residence.

  • Telephone Services for Faculty and Staff

    Stanford's in-house business and residential telephone services are provided to the main campus and satellite locations, to the medical center and related clinics, as well as to several faculty/staff residential communities. The standard offering for business phone service now features advanced Cisco VoIP (voice over IP) equipment and software. A simplified business model called Converged Communication streamlines ordering and billing.

  • Training

    Technology Training Services (Tech Training) provides the Stanford Community with learning opportunities that span the entire computing spectrum. Curricular programs range from enrollment-based in-classroom and online courses to on-demand or specially arranged personal and small-group instruction. In addition, Tech Training hosts a weekly program of briefings/workshops on topical technology subjects.

  • Training, Facility Rentals

    Five training facilities are available for Stanford departments and groups to rent for instructional and other approved uses.

  • Travel Loaner Program

    Borrow an iPad, MacBook, or Surface Pro when traveling to a high-risk country to reduce your exposure to data and identity theft.

  • TV, Cable

    See Cable TV (Cardinal Cable).

  • TV, Faculty / Staff Residential Cable

    See Residential Communication Services (Cable TV).

  • Two-step Authentication

    Two-step authentication uses two types of authentication to verify your identity. First, you need to log in with your SUNet ID and password. Then you need  a physical device that you control—such as your mobile phone, tablet, or landline phone—to verify your identity. This type of authentication is required to access Stanford systems that have higher than normal levels of security, such as critical business or infrastructure systems. In addition, two-step authentication can help protect your Stanford account should someone else learn your password.

  • Two-Step Authentication for Servers and Applications

    Stanford University has standardized on Duo for two-step authentication to Stanford-managed servers. Static login credentials are susceptible to phishing and offline cracking. Two-step authentication adds a dynamic component to logins, which significantly mitigates this risk. Two-step authentication is required for all interactive user and administrator logins to Moderate and High Risk systems.

  • Video Conferencing

    Stanford's video conferencing options include online solutions to host and join video conferencing meetings and onsite solutions to create your own meeting room, get technical support for your meeting room, or get technical support and equipment for a video conferencing event.

  • Video Conferencing Event Support

    The Video Conferencing Event Support Service provides video conferencing equipment and support for your event.

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure service provides clients with a personalized virtual desktop environment that meets their business requirements.

  • Virtual Server

    Virtual Servers are available to Stanford departments as an alternative to hosting and managing dedicated, physical server equipment. Virtualization technology allows multiple virtual servers (also known as virtual machines) to be hosted independently on a single physical server. This service is available for Low Risk, Moderate Risk, and High Risk Data (as defined by the Information Security Office).

  • VLRE (Very Lightweight Reporting Engine)

    VLRE provides encryption verification without requiring BigFix. VLRE is a read-only application that periodically reports on the computer's encryption status and screensaver password status, leaving maintenance of the computer entirely to the user.

  • Voicemail for Faculty/Staff

    Stanford Voice Messaging provides Stanford faculty and staff a convenient and cost-effective system for receiving, sending, and managing voicemail messages. University IT has developed Stanford's voicemail services far beyond message-taking—especially in administrative and clinical environments. The department has designed and now supports more than 200 advanced call processing applications (message/routing trees) that overlay the daily maintenance of a 17,000-mailbox system.

  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)

    Stanford’s VPN service allows any Stanford affiliate to connect to SUNet remotely from any available network connection almost anywhere in the world: including from home, from many hotels, and even from within some company networks.

  • Vulnerability Management (Qualys)

    Qualys vulnerability scanner finds security vulnerabilities in web applications and other network services and helps you remediate them.

  • Web Design, Development, and Consulting

    See Stanford Web Services.

  • Web Infrastructure & Resources

    Stanford’s central web infrastructure services are available free to University departments, officially recognized groups, and all members of the Stanford community who have a full-service SUNet ID. These services are part of the main campus computing infrastructure and are handled by a server called web.stanford.edu.

  • Web Search

    Stanford University uses Google Custom Search to provide quick and useful web search results, advanced search features (including searching for PDF, .doc, and .ppt files and displaying them as HTML), powerful search administration, and easy integration into web sites.

  • Web Virtual Host (Vanity URLs)

    The Stanford Virtual Host Service lets you replace a long, unwieldy URL with one that is shorter and/or more descriptive of your website content. These virtual URLs, also called vanity URLs, help people remember how to get to your web site and make it easier for them to type its URL into their browser.

  • WebAuth

    WebAuth is a comprehensive system for authenticating web users that was developed to protect Stanford’s web sites in AFS space, but can be used in other environments that use Apache web server software. WebAuth relies on a login server that establishes a users identity on their first attempt to access a protected web site. Once the user has logged in to the login server, their identity is carried in a cookie and they will not need to enter their password again until their credentials expire, even if they visit other protected web sites.

  • WebEx Video Conferencing

    The WebEx service lets you schedule, host, and attend video conferencing meetings.

  • Websites — Stanford Sites

    Stanford Sites is a self-service tool for building and managing Drupal-based websites for University work. Stanford Sites is available for use directly by faculty, staff, and students as a free, self-service utility requiring little technical expertise.

  • Windows Infrastructure

    University IT manages the Stanford Windows Infrastructure to address issues such as single sign-on, location-independent access to resources, and  manageability and security for the Microsoft Windows platform as implemented at Stanford. Joining the Stanford Windows Infrastructure includes membership in the central "forest" (group of domains). This brings your group the benefits of integration with many of Stanford's other systems while allowing it to retain considerable autonomy in its local domain.

  • Wireless Network and Services

    Wireless networking allows Stanford faculty, staff, students, and sponsored visitors to access SUNet resources securely from locations where wiring is not available.

  • WordPress

    See Blogs (WordPress)

  • Workgroup Manager and Workgroup Services

    Workgroup Manager is a web application that gives Stanford community members a place to define groups of community members for use in various online applications, including web authentication. Though the name workgroup may imply usefulness only to faculty or staff, workgroups can be helpful to, and maintained by, anyone with a current SUNet ID.

  • Zoom Video Conferencing

    The Zoom service, Stanford's recommended video conferencing tool, lets you schedule, host, and attend video conferencing meetings.