Maintenance of the University Website Search Function

Planned in advance; Complete

Overview

Affected services
  • University Website Search Function
At Risk Time
12:00 PM, 06-Sep-21 — 01:00 PM, 06-Sep-21
Description
The University Website Search provider; Squiz, will perform emergency maintenance work to enable a new piece of software known as "flowtrackd", which will further strengthen Squiz's ability to automatically detect and mitigate TCP-based DDoS attacks. At Risk Time between 12:00 PM and 01:00 PM, on Monday 06-Sep-21

Technical Information

Technical Information

Work summary
The University Website Search provider; Squiz, will perform emergency maintenance work to enable a new piece of software known as "flowtrackd", which will further strengthen Squiz's ability to automatically detect and mitigate TCP-based DDoS attacks.
Technical summary
Maintenance of the University Website Search Function, by the Search Provider Squiz
Affecting
Servers / Hardware
Criticality
low
Expected impact
Squiz do not anticipate any outage/service degradation as part of this maintenance activity. However, if for any unforeseeable reason there is any loss observed on Squiz cloud services, the enabled software will be immediately stopped to return service.
Change Reference
Additional comments

Request, Authorise and Publish

Requested by Ryan McIntosh on 02-Sep-2021
Authorised by LTW
Publish to IS Website (Service Status and Alerts page): Yes
Published by Piroska Nemeth


Additional Details

Risk classification
low
Risk assessment
This is installing new software rather than a change to the existing service
Other people involved
Ryan McIntosh
Notes for future reference