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Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service on Tuntex Data Network

Purpose:

This policy outlines the purpose and approved use of Virtual Private Networks on Tuntex Group.

Applies to:

This policy applies to all Tuntex Group, staff and approved network users desiring a VPN connection at Tuntex Group.

Policy Statement:

A VPN is a technique used to create a private path from a remote user pc or workstation located on a public network into a private network such as Tuntex data network.  It allows, among other things, a method to connect to Tuntex network resources for running application system (for example, APS System, GGM System, ACC System, GSD System) as if the user were locally connected to the Tuntex network.  This allows greater functionality than other remote access techniques. Use of the Tuntex TK VPN service is a privilege which comes with responsibilities for the department and the user. Users should be aware that routing schemes, network configurations, and security measures can be changed without notice by IT or by the user’s  internet service provider and may affect the user’s ability to do certain functions with VPN.  The use of the VPN service does not make all transmissions between the user’s PC and the Tuntex network secure.  Please do not assume the confidentiality of information traveling through the VPN service.

Responsibilities of Information Technology:

  • Provide the VPN client software and instructions for installing the VPN client on the user’s computer.
  • Provide a method for Technical Tuntex to grant their users access to the VPN service.
  • IT shall scan for unauthorized VPNs and disable access of those devices performing non-sanctioned VPN service.

Responsibilities of Users:

  • VPN service is limited to Tuntex staff, Tuntex Group, Vendor System, needing secure remote access to resources located on the Tuntex’s network.
  •  Private VPNs on the Tuntex’s network are allowed only with prior approval from the management.
  • All users must use the centrally provided VPN and the associated VPN client software.
  •  All remote systems must have the VPN client’s stateful firewall feature enabled.
  •  All remote systems must have properly configured anti-virus software installed and enabled.
  • All users must recognize that the use of the VPN system does not guarantee that all transmissions between the remote PC and the Tuntex network are secure.  It is the user’s responsibility to configure their applications to use the VPN if they desire their transmissions to be secure.
  • The operating system for all remote systems must be kept current by applying patches as they become available.
  •  In order to use the VPN service all remote systems must meet or exceed posted technical requirements.

Responsibilities of Tuntex Group:

  • Have a qualified Technical IT who can assist the department’s computer users in loading and installing the VPN client on computers and by granting access to the VPN service via a method provided by admin.

Responsibilities of Technical IT:

  • The departmental Technical IT shall verify that the user has reviewed this policy.
  • Assist users in configuring and installing the VPN software on Tuntex devices.
  • If allowed by the management, assist users in configuring and installing the VPN software on personal devices.

Consequences:

Failure to abide by the requirements of this policy and/or any procedures that are developed to implement this policy may result in termination of the user’s or departmental VPN privileges. Users may also be subject to sanctions, including the loss of computer or network access privileges, disciplinary action, suspension, termination of employment, dismissal from Tuntex Company, and legal action. Some violations may constitute criminal offenses under local, state, and federal laws.  The company will carry out its responsibility to report such violations to the appropriate authorities. Mentation for installing the VPN client, and 24x7 system support.

 

This was last published in Maret 23, 2018. By. Dewi - IT Administrator

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