January 5, 2014
Please take a few moments to read these important announcements from ITCS…
Changes to ECU’s Buccaneer wireless network
On Sunday, January 4, 2015, ITCS began requiring users to have the Cisco NAC Agent installed on Windows computers prior to accessing network resources through the ECU BUCCANEER wireless network.
This change has been implemented as a means to safeguard the ECU network, systems, and data against computer viruses and vulnerabilities. This software determines whether or not your system is up to date with critical updates to the operating system and if you have an acceptable antivirus application loaded with current virus definitions.
The software is not available for iPads, Windows Tablets, Google Chrome Books and Smartphones. These types of devices will be allowed access to the network without the software.
Will this change the way I connect to the Buccaneer wireless network?
Upon connecting to the ECU BUCCANEER wireless network, the Windows user will be prompted to install the Cisco NAC Agent prior to accessing network resources through the ECU BUCCANEER wireless network if the agents is not already installed.
Once installed, the software will determine if you need to install critical updates to your operating system or current virus definitions to your Antivirus application. We encourage you to follow any recommendations to update your device(s); however, if you choose not to install updates at this time, you will still be able to connect to the Buccaneer network.
As of March 2015, you will be required to follow the Cisco NAC Agent recommendations and install critical updates to your operating system or current virus definitions to your antivirus application.
More information and help
You can connect to either the Pirates, Buccaneer, or Campus Living (residence halls) wireless network while on campus:.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the new wireless security service, please contact the IT Help Desk at 328.9866 or http://help.ecu.edu