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Action Required: Replace Symantec Endpoint Protection on Your Devices Before June 14

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 16:20

 

As we communicated last year, the University replaced Symantec Endpoint Protection with Microsoft Defender ATP as its enterprise antivirus solution last year.

If you are still using Symantec Endpoint Protection, please upgrade to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly known as Defender ATP) on University-owned devices or an alternative antivirus solution on personal devices. Doing so ensures your devices remain protected against the latest security threats and ensures the University remains compliant with its licensing agreements. 

Symantec stopped providing virus definitions and security updates after the University’s license expired on June 13, 2020, except for a small number of devices that received a limited, one-year license extension. The limited extension of the University’s Symantec license expires on Monday, June 14, 2021. All devices still running a University-licensed version of Symantec will stop receiving virus definitions and security updates after this date, rendering them vulnerable to security threats.

Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk if you have questions or need assistance transitioning your device to Defender for Endpoint.