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Management of NYU Network Infrastructure Resources Policy

Title: Management of NYU Network Infrastructure Resources Policy
Effective Date: December 9, 2011
Date of Latest Revision: N/A
Issuing Authority: Executive Vice President for Finance and Information Technology; Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Technology Officer
Responsible Officer: Executive Vice President for Finance and Information Technology; Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Technology Officer

Policy

In order to ensure the smooth and reliable operation of the University network, NYU has delegated to Information Technology Services (ITS) the responsibility to manage and provision certain network resources for the University. These resources are collectively referred to as Network Infrastructure Resources. The list of these resources is detailed under "Specifications," below.

ITS may delegate responsibility for management of these resources as necessary.

ITS and any organizations that have such delegated responsibility will be obliged to meet, and be able to demonstrate compliance with, a set of technological and procedural measures to be maintained by ITS.

Purpose of this Policy

This policy defines the set of Network Infrastructure Resources that are provisioned to NYU as an organization and must be managed accordingly. It also describes scenarios in which an entity within the University may be delegated some responsibility for management of a subset of those resources and the associated obligations.

Scope of this Policy

This policy applies to anyone who has direct or delegated responsibility for the management of Network Infrastructure Resources and any directly related systems, processes, or services.

Specifications

  1. Definition of Network Infrastructure Resources

    Network Infrastructure Resources include, but are not limited to:

    1. Authoritative responsibility for the registration and management of all NYU-owned DNS namespace and domains
    2. Authoritative responsibility for the registration and management of all NYU-owned public IPv4 and IPv6 address space as well as all private IP address space used on NYU's campuses
    3. Responsibility and management for the procurement and installation of communications circuits on University premises by telecommunications carriers or Internet service providers
    4. Any network resources that depend on IP address or DNS namespace ownership (e.g., SSL certificates)
    5. Radio frequency (RF) spectrum, including any equipment that generates RF transmission signals
    6. Related physical networking infrastructure electronics, including cabling, routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, and DHCP and DNS servers
  2. Delegation of Network Infrastructure Resources

    A school or department that wishes to have responsibility for managing any Network Infrastructure Resources must submit a request to the Office of the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) for review. Requests must include a high-level business requirement for locally run network electronics or servers providing specialized network services, and must include a technical analysis demonstrating a gap in ITS' existing service which makes it impossible for ITS to meet the business requirement.

    Delegations will be reviewed periodically to ensure they continue to meet the requirements set forth in this policy. Failure to meet these requirements may result in revocation of delegated privileges.

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Page last reviewed: March 4, 2014