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CATracks Upgrade Beginning April 1

Posted Date: 21 Mar 2016

Effective Date: 1 Apr 2016

On April 1, Northwestern’s CATracks Alumni System will be upgraded to improve its look and feel and to enhance system security, performance, and reliability. The system will be unavailable from 6 p.m. Friday, April 1 to 8 a.m. Monday, April 4 to complete this upgrade.

Significant changes to CATracks will also help improve system security. After the upgrade, VPN will be required to access CATracks off-campus and database-level encryption will be enabled to comply with Northwestern IT security standards. Work is also underway to include CATracks in a broader Multi-factor Authentication implementation happening later this year.

End User Impact

CATracks will be unavailable from 6 p.m. Friday, April 1 to 8 a.m. Monday, April 4. Following the upgrade, VPN will be required to access CATracks off-campus.

In addition to an updated look, changes to CATracks will include:

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