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NITC 7-103: SMTP Routing Standard

Category: Data and Information Architecture
Applicability: Applies to all state government agencies, excluding higher education institutions
History: Adopted on June 27, 2007. Amended on March 4, 2008 (by NITC 1-103).

1. Standard

All inbound and outbound SMTP traffic will be routed through the State of Nebraska's SPAM / Anti-Virus appliance that is managed by the Office of the CIO

2. Purpose and Objectives

All inbound and outbound SMTP traffic must be routed through the State of Nebraska's SPAM / Anti-Virus appliance to ensure that email and attachments within emails are properly scanned for viruses, SPAM, and that all content complies with State of Nebraska policies including privacy concerns.

3. Applicability

3.1 State Government Agencies

All State agencies, boards, and commissions, excluding higher education institutions, are required to comply with the standard listed in Section 1.0.

4. Responsibility

4.1 NITC

The NITC shall be responsible for adopting minimum technical standards, guidelines, and architectures upon recommendation by the technical panel. (Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง 86-516(6))

4.2 State Agencies

Each state agency will be responsible for ensuring that all SMTP traffic, both inbound and outbound pass through the State of Nebraska's SPAM / Anti-Virus appliance.

5. References