IN TODAYS WEB CENTRIC WORLD IMPLEMENTING AN AUP FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
Nexus IT has created this resource to enable your organization to simply modify and implement a well written AUP immediately to protect your technology assets and infrastructure.
An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is a written agreement all parties on a computer network promise to adhere to for the common good. An AUP defines the intended uses of the network including unacceptable uses and the consequences for non-compliance. You will most commonly see AUP when registering on community Web sites or when working on a corporate network.
A good Acceptable Use Policy will cover provisions for network etiquette, mention limits on the use of network resources, and clearly indicate of the level of privacy a member on the network should expect. The best AUPs incorporate “what if” scenarios that illustrate the usefulness of the policy in real-world terms.
The importance of AUPs is fairly well-known to organizations like schools or libraries that offer Internet as well as internal (intranet) access. These policies are geared towards protecting the safety of young people against inappropriate language, pornography, and other questionable influences. Within corporations, the scope expands to include other factors such as guarding business interests and protecting the network from security threats.