Why can I not use whatever Web Browser I want?


Unfortunately, each browser comes with it's own set of security problems.  The companies that make the browsers routinely put out patches, but these patches need to be installed automatically in order to take effect.  In some cases, such as Firefox, there are significant problems in pushing down patches.

As such, we have decided to support one browser: Internet Explorer, or IE.  We will be updating IE regularly with security patches and installing programs such as Java and Adobe Flashs so that you can see graphics and video. 

All of this is to say, please use Internet Explorer for your Web tasks.  It may be such that you have access to other browsers, but we strongly encourage you not to use them, as they create potential security risks to the University equipment and data.