Security & Identity Management

Information about viruses, malware, and computer security for the Penn community.

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Posted on: June 6, 2013

These resources are packages for creating a Managed Symantec Endpoint Protection environment and installing Symantec software on mail servers, intended for use by Penn's Server Administrators. Users looking for information about Symantec Endpoint...

Posted on: June 6, 2013

Symantec Endpoint Protection, enterprise edition (SEP), is the University's supported antivirus products for Windows and Mac OS operating systems. 

The software is site-licensed at Penn and available free of charge to members of the Penn...

Posted on: March 14, 2013

It's critical that your computer's operating system stay up-to-date with the most current security patches released by Microsoft and Apple. Patches correct known software and security problems as well as software issues discovered by the vendor. Make...

Posted on: March 14, 2013
What are Malware, Spyware, and Adware?

From Wikipedia: "malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner's informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals...

Posted on: March 12, 2013

These instructions are for installing antivirus software in an unmanaged environment from the Supported Products article.

Caution: Please remove all antivirus programs before installing this product; this includes removing older versions of...