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What are the benefits of utilizing the SafeConnect environment in our network?
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The SafeConnect Policy Agent and Authentication portal is part of UTPA’s effort to help you keep your work and study environments free from those operational issues that could otherwise compromise and harm your computer. Devices protected in this way generally perform much better and require much less downtime due to damage caused by malicious software or network activity. In addition, the SafeConnect Policy Agent helps to ensure that the average user has the fastest possible browsing experience while connected to the University’s network. It accomplishes this by ensuring that the unwanted communications do not flood the University’s Internet connection, resulting in much slower connections for legitimate bandwidth use or by restricting certain applications that would otherwise consume an unjustifiably large share of the Universities bandwidth, again resulting in a much degraded connection for the majority of users.

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