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Restricted and Prohibited Software

This is not an all-inclusive list of what is restricted or prohibited at SLAC. Please also see the Software Use Policy for general guidelines.

Restricted Software
The following products are allowed but have specific restrictions.
Prohibited Software

Any software identified as "Freeware" or "Shareware" whose EULA specifically states NOT for use on Government/commercial systems should not be loaded on SLAC computer systems.

Any software that contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that has not been specifically approved by OCIO must not be installed on any SLAC computer systems. e.g. TurboTax, TAxACT, H&R Block At Home, CompleteTax, QuickenPro, etc.

Unauthorized use of tools that interfere with information resources (e. g. port scanners or vulnerability scanners), tools that crack passwords, encryption keys, license keys, etc., and use of tools to gain unauthorized access may result in disciplinary or legal action. Authorization must come from the CIO and is normally only granted to members of the SLAC computer security team.

Any system found running prohibited software will be required to remove the software immediately. Some systems, depending on the software found running on it, will be required to be completely rebuilt to ensure the system is "clean" (not compromised).

Owner: SLAC Computer Security
Page Created: 05/22/2007
Last Updated: 2/23/2011
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