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Service Category: Web, Servers & Hosting

Information on ITS’ web servers, web and network storage, and web hosting.

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Authentication, Authorization & Account Services (AAA)

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

Center for Internet Security (CIS) Tools

Mason is a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) through the IT Security Office (ITSO).

Certificate Request

SSL certificates are used to secure communications between a website, host, or server, and end users that are connecting to that server.

Colocation Service: ITS Aquia Data Center

The state-of-the-art Aquia Data Center offers both physical and virtual server colocation services within a secure operating environment dedicated to system availability and uptime.

Colocation Service: Virtual Servers

The Colocated VMware Virtual Infrastructure was developed to provide a highly available, redundant, structured, and secure clustered virtual environment to host departmental virtual servers throughout Mason.

Conferencing, Collaboration & Calling

This service page provides an overview of available web conferencing applications and rooms, collaboration and chat tools, and voice services.

Domain Name Server (DNS)

Internet resources such as websites, servers, and printers are assigned domain names for identification purposes.

Hosted Linux Systems

ITS provides hosting of departmental Linux servers and applications.

IP Address Management (IPAM) Accounts

IP Address Management (IPAM) accounts on the IPAM system are available for users that control a large number of machines or make a lot of DNS updates.

mason.gmu.edu Server

All registered students, faculty, staff, and authorized guests are eligible for mason.

MESA Departmental Shared Storage

The Mason Enterprise Services Architecture (MESA) is the university’s information technology infrastructure that provides file services and storage, desktop management, and enhanced desktop security.

MESA Personal Storage (mydata)

The Mason Enterprise Services Architecture (MESA) is the university’s information technology infrastructure that provides file services and storage, desktop management, and enhanced desktop security.

Microsoft Teams (MS Teams)

Recording Retention Policy New MS Teams recordings will be stored with expiration dates attached to them starting early 2022.

Office 365 OneDrive

OneDrive for Business (OneDrive) is a service of Office 365 (the university's email system) and provides for 1TB of cloud-based storage.

PBworks Wiki

PBworks Wiki is a Mason-sponsored, commercially hosted service based on a campus edition license arrangement with PBworks.

Server Hosted Software: Windows

ITS can host specific Windows-based software for university departments and works with them to select the appropriate configuration based on software or vendor requirements and the customers' business needs.

Web Hosting

Web hosting allows for publishing websites.

WordPress Course Blogs

Course Blogs is powered by WordPress, a web-publishing platform that enables site builders to set up a web presence quickly and easily.