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Authentication, Authorization & Account Services (AAA)

Mason provides authentication services to protect Mason applications, such as Patriot Web and Banner.

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based tool that protects Mason users by blocking them from visiting websites that threaten to compromise Mason’s technology resources or defraud users.

Crowdstrike Falcon

Crowdstrike Falcon is a modern, lightweight security solution that unifies next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat intelligence, and security hygiene.


The Mason network uses firewalls to protect university systems against unauthorized access and malicious attacks.

Network Vulnerability Scanning

The network vulnerability scanning application, managed by the IT Security Office, is a full-featured solution that allows for scanning of systems by authorized system administrators.

Report an IT Security Incident

The IT Security Office (ITSO) will assist faculty, staff, students, and alumni with containment, mitigation, and remediation of IT security incidents caused by: an attempted or actual unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, or destruction of information interference with information technology operation a violation of campus policy, laws, or regulations An IT security incident is…

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network or VPN is a remote access service that creates a virtual connection between an internet user and a trusted network.