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Software and Services for Personal Devices

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Software and Services for Personal Devices

In accordance with ASU Information Security Standards, we recommend all computers that contain sensitive information be encrypted. For more information, see: https://getprotected.asu.edu/content/device-data-encryption

This software is available for personally owned computers and devices. ASU computers have different licenses. 

Faculty, Staff, and Students can install Office 365 (and the related Office suite) on up to five computers and devices for free.

To get Office 365 go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/

Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Windows and Office, EndNote, Parallels, Wipebook, and more. 

**Note: the Adobe Creative Cloud annual voucher is no longer available for Faculty and Staff.** (7/29/19)

Cisco AnyConnect VPN (Virtual Private Network)

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to the ASU network from any location. Certain web services that only function on-campus will work from off-campus by using the ASU VPN. 

  1. To download go to My.ASU > My Apps
  2. To connect using two-factor authentication, see: https://asu.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0015179 

Cloud Storage

Google Drive and Drive File Stream through ASU. Why use ASU’s Google Drive over a personal Google Drive or Dropbox?

  • Available to faculty, staff, and students.
  • ASU Google Drive is FERPA, GDPR, and COPPA compliant (unlike personal Google and Dropbox accounts).
  • ASU Google Drive users have unlimited storage space and supports individual files up to 5TB in size.
  • Real-time collaboration tools.
  • You can keep your ASU Google account after you leave the university.

ASU Dropbox

  • Faculty, staff, and TAs can request an ASU Dropbox account
  • 1 TB of storage.
  • ASU Dropbox is is FERPA, GDPR, and COPPA compliant (unlike personal Google and Dropbox accounts).
  • Real-time collaboration tools.
  • You will lose access to ASU's Dropbox when you leave the university.

Microsoft OneDrive

  • Available to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Works with Office 365 Online Apps.
  • OneDrive is is FERPA, GDPR, and COPPA compliant (unlike personal Google and Dropbox accounts).
  • 1 TB of storage.
  • Real-time collaboration tools.
  • You will lose access to OneDrive when you leave the university.

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