The Firewall Exception Request form is used to collect all the information required to meet the University of Georgia's network security measures. The University of Georgia employs various security measures that prescribe the nature of the traffic permitted, including a default "deny all" policy for all incoming traffic. Any incoming traffic not explicitly requested and approved may be prevented from accessing the University network. In order to facilitate the needs of the University, certain exceptions must be requested to allow access to protected resources.
It is important that EITS be presented with all necessary information for each request in order to perform adequate risk analyses and grant access. Any Firewall Change Requests that are not viable can be brought up for appeal with the University Information Security Officer.
Requests allow units to establish specific rules based on the function of the network.