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Dual Homed Networks Policy

Version 1.2


The purpose of this policy is to minimize potential exposure to the University from unauthorized access to the University’s IT Resources with multiple network interfaces.


This IT policy, and all policies referenced herein, shall apply to all members of the University community including faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors (the “User(s)” or “you”) who use, access, or otherwise employ, locally or remotely, the University’s IT Resources, whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.

Policy Statement

The use of multiple network interfaces into a single computer to facilitate “dual-homed” or “multi-homed” connectivity creates a bypass of network security and is prohibited.


Dual Homing is defined as having concurrent connectivity to more than one network from a computer or network device.

IT Resources include computing, networking, communications, application, and telecommunications systems, infrastructure, hardware, software, data, databases, personnel, procedures, physical facilities, cloud-based vendors, Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors, and any related materials and services.

Implementation Information

Review Frequency: Annual
Responsible Person: Director, IT Risk and Data Integrity
Approved By: CISO
Approval Date: May 16, 2017

Revision History

Version: Date: Description:
1.0 05/16/2017 Initial Policy
1.1 05/23/2018 Updated disclaimer, scope, and definitions
1.2 06/09/2020 Updated purpose statement.

Policy Disclaimer Statement

Deviations from policies, procedures, or guidelines published and approved by the University Information Security Office (UISO) may only be done cooperatively between the UISO and the requesting entity with sufficient time to allow for appropriate risk analysis, documentation, and possible presentation to authorized University representatives. Willful failure to adhere to UISO written policies may be met with University sanctions.