The current price for a single perpetual license for Prism is $450; assuming a three-year life-span before upgrading, this equals $150/year. Purchasing 2-4 licenses lowers the price to $375/each ($125/year). This pricing does not include upgrades and is per computer.
GraphPad is migrating to a new pricing model based on an annual subscription, rather than a perpetual license. An annual subscription lasts one year but includes any upgrades that occur during the term. The price for a single annual license is $150/year, or $125/year with the purchase of 10 licenses.
UAB bulk-purchase pricing will depend on how many licenses are purchased, but is estimated to be between $75 and $105 annually per license if we can meet some higher levels of purchases/subscriptions each year.
Importantly, each license can be activated twice during your one-year term. If you choose to activate on two computers immediately, this is allowed. However, once you have used both of your activations, you will not be able to install Prism again on any computer for any reason (e.g. if a computer crashes). Using both activations up front reduces the effective cost as well.
UAB IT is asking interested individuals on campus for feedback/interest in participating in a bulk-purchase for GraphPad/Prism software. For more details and to provide your feedback please respond to this survey/feedback form https://uab.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8pJ5bs6A4maKz8V
UAB IT Provides Critical Guidance to Campus on Appropriate Versions of Internet Explorer, Mac OS, and Java to Mitigate Risks of Exploitation
UAB IT recomends that all campus users continue to stay at Java release 1.7.0_45. The recent _51 release of Java is being tested for compatitiblity, but at this time known issues prevent IT from recommending the upgrade to _51. More info will be released as soon as it is available.
Recent security vulnerabilities identified in the Java software used by many browsers for accessing Internet and internal web sites requires that systems be kept up to date with the latest approved Java version. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommended that all web users disable or remove Java to mitigate the risks. However, as many UAB systems require Java, UAB IT is providing guidance to the UAB Campus that will both protect the university and will provide the ability to continue accessing the required UAB systems. Part of that guidance includes using separate browsers for accessing UAB vs. non-UAB websites, and using certain browser versions and Java versions.
• On Windows 7 Install IE 10 and Java 1.7.0_45
• On Windows XP install IE 8 and Java 1.7.0_45
UAB IT has updated the minimum recommendations for versions of Internet Explorer and Java as UAB systems have improved functionality to support newer browsers and the currently secure version of Java. Internet Explorer 10 and Java 1.7.0_45 are recommended for installation on Windows 7 and IE 8 with Java 1.7.0_45 on existing XP systems. UAB IT also recommends using a separate browser with JAVA disabled for Internet use. Use IE for on campus with Java enabled and your choice of Firefox or Chrome for Internet browsing with JAVA disabled (for information on disabling Java click here).
• Install OSX 10.9 and Java 1.7.0_45
UAB IT has updated the minimum recommendations for versions of Mac Operating systems and Java as UAB systems have improved functionality that are compatible with the current version of Java. The recommended operating systems for use on Campus are Apple OSX 10.7x and 10.8x. While Apple OSX 10.6x is still supported by Apple, vendors are no longer testing against it for compatibility. Apple operating systems will not run any version lower than Java 1.7.0_45.
UAB IT also recommends using two different browsers — one for surfing the Web and one just for accessing UAB systems. For Internet Web browsing, use one of the following: Firefox Safari, or Chrome, with Java disabled (for information on disabling Java click here). For working with just UAB systems, choose a different browser and enable Java to work in it. If you run into compatibility issues with the local browser and UAB IT systems, use the IT terminal servers to access UAB resources via RDP client (for information on using IT terminal servers on Mac click here).
For more information, contact AskIT (www.uab.edu/askit).
The basics of this standard include:
- minimum/maximum length requirements for BlazerID passwords/passphrases
- password/passphrase expiration intervals
- restrictions on reusing the same password/passphrase for the six previous intervals
- password/passphrase complexity requirements
- system logging of failed attempts to log on
- disabling of unused accounts after a specific interval of non-use
- requirements for credential encryption while in transit
- several other recommendations
An official copy of this standard can be found in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library and on the UAB IT Information Security website in the IT Related Policies and Guidelines page.