Benefits & Features
With the Remote Support Service, Information Technology staff can access endpoints on and off the University network. IT staff can resolve issues directly, rather than talking a user through often elaborate or confusing procedures on the phone or conducting an on-site visit. Additionally, IT staff can invite others to a remote session when additional insight is needed.
BeyondTrust (formally Bomgar) is the University’s Remote Support tool. BeyondTrust includes remote control & screen sharing, unattended access, annotations, file sharing, and remote mobile device camera sharing.
After contacting your IT support representative by phone, users can begin a remote support session by navigating to one of two online portals. Once at the portal select the name of your IT support representative or type in a pre-shared session key. Alternatively, a pre-installed Jump Client may be used by a support representative if you are using a University issued endpoint, prompting you to authorize a remote access request.
General Support – help.nebraska.edu
The general support portal is used for everyday remote support sessions. General sessions are recorded for training and quality control purposes. Session recordings and logs will be retained for 90 days
Confidential Support – help-confidential.nebraska.edu
The confidential support portal is used for remote support sessions that will involve confidential or regulated information. Confidential sessions are not recorded, only basic session activity will be logged for training and quality control purposes. Session logs will be retained for 90 days.
BeyondTrust access is limited to University employees in an IT support or administration role. BeyondTrust is not available for end-users wanting remote access to their office computers.
There is no charge for this common-good service.
User privacy and data security are the foundation of Remote Support at the University of Nebraska.
Users are in full control of their support experience when connecting with a Remote Support representative. On privately issued University endpoints, local user consent is required to begin the remote session and allow an IT support representative to access and control the endpoint. At any time a user can terminate the remote session by closing the Remote Support chat window.
Before starting or accepting a Remote Support session, ITS strongly recommends that you close any open documents which contain personal, confidential or regulated data. This information will be visible to IT staff when viewing your screen remotely.
IT staff access to Remote Support is restricted and protected with Two-Factor authentication. All data transmitted during a remote session is encrypted from end-to-end. All actions performed by IT staff during a support session is logged and routinely audited.