Getting Started with Enterprise Web Infrastructure (EWI)


The University provides a variety of options for secure web hosting. Pitt IT will work with site owners to determine which hosting environment best fits the requirements of the web site.

The University's centralized approach for web hosting, which is required by the Enterprise Security Controls Policy, ensures high availability and security. This infrastructure provides robust server hosting to departments, business units, individual faculty, research labs, and other University-affiliated groups. Personal website hosting is also available.

Pitt IT does not provide website design and development services. If you are interested in these services, please contact the Office of University Communications and Marketing for more information.


Web Hosting + Content Management

Departments and faculty maintain control of all content hosted on EWI through a number of third-party content management systems or through Secure FTP.


Pitt SecureWeb

Departments at the University of Pittsburgh must submit websites to web vulnerability scans before these sites are accessible from the internet. Web vulnerability scans thoroughly analyze web applications from development through production for security vulnerabilities.

SecureWeb is a self-service application that offers users the ability to request ad-hoc scans at their convenience.

For more information, please see Security Vulnerability Management - Using Pitt SecureWeb

Scans are scheduled, deployed, and have results validated by Security Analysts at Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT). The results are then made available to you through the SecureWeb interface at Departments must remediate any critical or high vulnerabilities for a site, then resubmit it for an additional scan before the site can go live.



Many websites provide dynamic content through databases. EWI supports centralized Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL  databases. EWI can also link other individual department databases that are protected behind Enterprise Network Firewalls. Other University of Pittsburgh Enterprise Web Hosting offers multiple options.


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