Major Firewall Upgrade

Major Firewall Upgrade


Notification of Major Network Maintenance - Firewall Upgrade

As part of our continuous improvement efforts to ensure the availability, reliability and performance of Brock’s technology infrastructure, ITS will be replacing key data networking equipment on Saturday, September 15th, 2012. Brock’s new firewall hardware will further enhance network reliability and security as well as significantly increase performance.

In order to minimize the impact of disruptions, the ITS Team is meeting regularly with key stakeholders. While only certain segments of the network will be affected at any given time, services such as VPN or access to the Portal may become unreachable during these planned outages.

Information updates can be found on the Portal and our Helpdesk (x4357) will be operational from 8am to 5pm on Saturday, September 15th, 2012, if you require any assistance.

Schedule for Saturday, September 15, 2012

6:00am – 8:00am

All on-campus services will be affected. The Registration system, the Brock Portal ( and will be accessible from off-campus.

8:00am – 6:00pm

Intermittent disruptions of on-campus services:

  • Raiser’s Edge
  • One Card
  • VPN
  • CC7
  • Printing
  • Workstations on Active Directory 

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above schedule, please contact the ITS Help Desk at extension 4357.