Approved Software & Vendors


Our criteria-based approach is a quantitative assessment of the software in terms of sustainability, maintainability, and usability.

Approved Software

Software assessment exposes, prevents and identifies vulnerabilities based on vulnerabilities and defined objectives. Our objective is to provide campus a software that is free of flaws and vulnerabilities. View the list of approved software at Iowa State. Note: Visit Data Classification for category details.


To request a software security review:

Complete the Software Assessment Request to request a security review.

Approved Vendors

Vendor assessment may be defined as the assessment or evaluation of a prospective or an existing vendor to determine if they can effectively meet the obligations and needs of the University, regarding a service or product. View the list of approved vendors at Iowa State.


To request a vendor security review:

Complete the Vendor Assessment Request to request a security review.