Security & Identity – authorised and protected in the web
SWITCH not only supports secure access to the Swiss Education and Research Network – it is equally important for the correct identification of users and services to be guaranteed. Therefore, SWITCH is continuously developing and expanding its security procedures, especially for higher education and research.
Universal network authentication
Students want to be able to access e-learning material in a simple and secure way, and the SWITCHaai authentication and authorisation infrastructure makes this possible. With just a single AAI login for their own university, students are given access to libraries, documents and learning materials of all types from all over Switzerland.
The key tasks of SWITCH's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) are: protecting the Swiss Education and Research Network and being ready to react within a very short period of time to any potential event that could disrupt its operation.
Anyone mailing, phoning or transmitting data via the Internet wishes to make sure that no one else is "listening in" or is given access to data by claiming a false identity. To protect the Swiss Universities' web communications, SWITCHpki compiles, verifies and distributes digital certificates for them.
Spam and virus protection
SWITCHham helps Swiss educational institutions to get the daily flood of unwanted spam under control. The mail filter service reliably detects both ordinary spam and dangerous phishing emails and viruses.