Departmental software - Any application purchased by a particular department for use by students, faculty, and staff of that department.
IMPORTANT: Before purchasing multiple licenses for installation in a computer facility, it is highly recommended that the department consult with STS regarding the system requirements of the application. In addition, it is possible that the University already owns licenses for the application.
Image - The operating system and application set configured specifically for use in general access and departmental computing facilities. Generally, all computers in a single location are standardized with the same image.
Shareware - Functional applications that are available for use on a good-faith agreement that the user will make payment to the application creator after deciding to use the program. Some shareware applications continue to function even if the user never makes payment.
Security vulnerability - A weakness in the operating system or application that could be exploited for any number of reasons, including: executing malicious code, tampering with data on the local drive, or hindering network activity.
Beta-software - Pre-release software still in the process of development made available to "beta-testers" for the purpose of identifying problems in the application. Because of the nature of beta-software, running such software could potentially cause system-wide problems.
KeyAccess - Baylor's networked license manager. Tracks usage and licenses for multiple applications on campus.