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The university utilizes Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MSDE) to protect computers against known malicious software (e.g. viruses, worms, trojans) and manage the risks associated with vulnerable software and suspicious activity. 
Endpoint protection it is a critical security capability that is mandatory on all university computers as part of our information security standards.  MSDE is available for all university-owned Windows and MacOS computers free of charge and replaces Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).

Endpoint protection frequently asked questions (FAQ)


This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed. Servers do not need to be available or reachable for this service to function (i.e., you can take your laptop off campus).