What are Secure SFTP (FTP), Secure Shell (SSH), and Secure Socket Layer(SSL)?

SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) allows users to connect securely to EAS servers to transfer files - it works similarly to regular FTP.

SSH (Secure Shell) allows users to connect securely to EAS servers with an interactive shell interface - it works similarly to telnet.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is used on all secure web interactions with EAS servers - it works transparently to the user.

ISG only allows secure connections to EAS servers to help prevent attacks and malicious use.


How do I install the latest updates for my windows computer?

Windows:  Please see the tutorial here:

Linux:  Please see the tutorial here:



Does Georgia Tech provide anti-virus software for home use?


Yes. You are able to download software from and install it on your personal machine.

NOTE: You will have to supply your gtID and password in order to complete the software download.

For Windows Systems, use VirusScan Enterprise.

For Macintosh Systems, use McAfee VirusScan.

For Linux Systems, use VirusScan.



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