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Symantec Endpoint Protection for Faculty / Staff / Depts.

Computing Services and Systems Development recommends that you protect your computer by using an anti-virus program, such as Symantec Endpoint Protection. It is important to prevent viruses, worms, spyware, and other forms of malware from infecting your computer. These malicious programs can destroy your data, compromise sensitive information, and attempt to spread themselves to other computers on the network. They can also allow hackers to take over your computer.

Although many new computers come with trial versions of anti-virus software or you may already have another anti-virus program installed, CSSD recommends uninstalling these programs and using Symantec Endpoint Protection which is provided to you for free. Symantec Endpoint Protection helps you protect your Windows computer against viruses, spyware, and other harmful software. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available, as well as a version for Macintosh computers.

You may acquire Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost via the Software Download Service at My Pitt by following these steps:

  1. Log in to My Pitt with your University Computing Account username and password.
  2. Click the Software Download Service Login link.
  3. From the Featured Software list, select Symantec Endpoint Protection for your computer: a Mac version as well as Windows 32-bit and 64-bit are available.
  4. Follow the instructions on the page to download and install the software.

For assistance, please contact The Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357]. Questions can also be submitted online.

Acquire this software:

Additional Information

Faculty should be aware that students can use this software in the campus computing labs. You should ensure that Live Update is scheduled to run daily and you perform a system scan daily; see instructions in Detailed Help below. More information is also available in the Secure Your Data community.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Product List

Product Operating Systems Personal Purchase by Faculty & Staff Departmental Purchase Annual Maintenance Renewal Date Media Cost Available through Software Download Service
Cost Includes Home Use Rights

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Windows

No Cost

No Cost

Yes

Does not expire

$5

Yes

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Macintosh

No Cost

No Cost

Yes

Does not expire

$5

Yes