Sophos distribution

As part of our continued efforts to protect the University against cyber-attacks, we are deploying Sophos Endpoint Protection across all Windows desktop computers connected to the campus network. A centrally managed deployment system will be used to deploy the Sophos agent. 

As a first step, we have enabled the verification and installation of the deployment agent to domain-joined Windows computers that currently do not have the software installed.  Then from the deployment system we will run a script that verifies and installs Sophos if it’s not already present.  This script has already been running for several weeks on branches managed by Information Technology. 

For Macintosh/Linux computers: the agent will require a manual installation.

We are now ready to have all branches run this scrip, we are asking asking that those responsible run it by August 25, 2017.  A procedure entitled is available to assist you. Should you require assistance with installation to your branch, please submit an incident in Service Now and assign to CCS-ITSI-Deskside Support.

As a reminder, other anti-spyware/malware products (ie: Microsoft forefront, Defender) should no longer be used on university-owned computers.

Your continued co-operation during these activities is greatly appreciated and essential in keeping the University safe. For any questions, contact the Service Desk.

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