Blocking Illegal and Malicious Websites
IT for FIT provides protection to campus networks by preventing access to certain websites. We do this to guard against illegal and malicious activity on the FIT networks. If you try to visits a website hosting illegal or malicious content, you will receive a message that “This domain is blocked.”
IT for FIT blocks websites that pose a threat due to:
- Drive-by Downloads
- Peer-to-Peer (P2P)/File Sharing
Setting for the network are managed on campus and apply to all browsers. If you cannot reach a specific website and would like to request an exception please email TechHelp@fitnyc.edu with the full website URL and how it relates to the academic environment (i.e. why you need it to teach or complete your schoolwork).
IT for FIT will review your request and determine if the site is safe to unblock. Please note that Google Apps for Education allows you to share your work, alternative file sharing sites are commonly flagged because of copyright violations; even if your purposes for using the site are not illegal file sharing we must actively prevent access to websites that allow illegal activity. Please view the Computer and Network Use Policy for more information.