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Internet Access with SafeConnect

SafeConnect is a required application for any computer on the University of New Haven network. 

SafeConnect was deployed as a part of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) network security initiative, in an effort to protect computers on the University of New Haven network from viruses, spyware, and operating system security vulnerabilities. Computers and networks that are adequately protected are reliable and provide a consistent user experience.

What is SafeConnect?

SafeConnect is a core component to the OIT initiative and will ensure that our institutional computing resources are protected. When connecting to the University of New Haven network, you will benefit in knowing your computer is properly configured. You will also have reasonable assurance that others connected to the network are also protected and will not pose a threat to your computer or network access.

Installation is required for Windows and Mac computers that are directly connected to the University of New Haven network. Those who have not installed the SafeConnect Policy Key will be prompted to do so after opening a web browser.

SafeConnect will check the following items to ensure your computer is compliant:

  • Policy Key Installation
  • Authentication using NetID credentials
  • OS patches, installed and up-to-date
  • Antivirus software installed. Please click here for a list of acceptable antivirus programs
    • Please note the following programs do Not qualify as active* antivirus protection and do not meet our requirements: BitDefender Mechanic, AVG LinkScanner, Webroot Security Scanner, Kaspersky Security Scan, iAntivirus (others may not qualify as well)
    • *Active antivrus programs constantly work to attempt to prevent infection on your computer. "Link Scanner" type programs only check a website by url, and "Scanner" programs only scan your computer after you are infected when you schedule it, they do not prevent infection..

Step-by-Step Installation Instructions

If you need step-by-step installation instructions for your computer, click on one of the following pages:

  1. Install SafeConnect

    The SafeConnect Policy Key Client is available for modern versions of Mac OS and Windows. If you have not installed the SafeConnect Policy Key Client on your computer, please select the appropriate installer below. Please note the installers are only available for download from on the UNH network.

    Mac PolicyKey
    Windows PolicyKey

  1. Need Help?

    Click Here for telephone, email and other I.T. support information.