Prohibited Technologies


DIR is currently working with DPS to develop a model policy for the prohibition of covered applications per SB 1893, 88(R). The Statewide Security Plan for Prohibited Technologies and Model State Agency Policy for Preventing Use of Prohibited Technology located on this page apply to entities included in the Governor's December 2022 directive.

DIR will provide notice via our communications channels with the SB 1893 model policy that applies to local governments is made available.


The software and hardware products listed below are prohibited from being used on state-owned devices and networks.  Exceptions may be granted to enable law-enforcement investigations and other legitimate uses.  The exceptions may only be approved by the head of the agency.  This authority may not be delegated.  All approved exceptions must be reported to DIR.

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Last Updated: 02-06-2023

To protect the State’s sensitive information and critical infrastructure from technology that poses a threat to the State of Texas, this plan outlines objectives for each agency.

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Last Updated: 02-06-2023

Model Prohibited Technologies Security Policy for agency use to support the implementation of the Security Plan for Prohibited Technologies.

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Last Updated: 03-21-2023

This is a guide for agency use to submit their approved Prohibited Technologies Exception into SPECTRIM

Prohibited Software/Applications/Developers

  • Alipay
  • ByteDance Ltd.
  • CamScanner
  • Kaspersky
  • QQ Wallet
  • SHAREit
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd.
  • TikTok
  • VMate
  • WeChat
  • WeChat Pay
  • WPS Office
  • Any subsidiary or affiliate of an entity listed above.

Prohibited Hardware/Equipment/Manufacturers

  • Dahua Technology Company
  • Huawei Technologies Company
  • Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company
  • Hytera Communications Corporation
  • SZ DJI Technology Company
  • ZTE Corporation
  • Any subsidiary or affiliate of an entity listed above.

Last updated: 1/23/2023






Contact us with questions on the Prohibited Technologies.

DIR Security Team

Information Security

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