Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) licenses expiring

July 1, 2014

On September 30, 2014, all UCB campus Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) licenses will expire, and SEP client security software must be removed from campus systems by October 1, 2014.

Beginning July 1, 2014 SEP software will no longer be provisioned or distributed through Software Central or the Information Security and Policy (ISP) website (security.berkeley.edu). Alternative client security software will be managed by Endpoint Engineering and Infrastructure (EEI).

Make sure your system is protected from malware by choosing an alternative solution from the options provided below:

  • For CSS-IT supported workstations running the BigFix/TEM client, the Endpoint Engineering and Infrastructure team (http://desktop.berkeley.edu) will remove Symantec and install the TEMCore Protection Module (CPM). TEM CPM will provide anti-malware protection to supported clients.

  • If your current SEP workstations are not supported by CSS-IT, or do not currently have the BigFix/TEM client installed, you can contact desktop@berkeley.edu to get started with their managed client services. The BigFix/TEM service offers client inventory, patch management, and anti-malware protection. You can learn more about their services at http://desktop.berkeley.edu.

  • For personally-owned systems and unmanaged university-owned computers, Microsoft's System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) anti-virus/anti-malware software is available on Software Central current UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students and select affiliates. The software is available for use on Mac, Windows, and Linux clients at http://software.berkeley.edu/SCEP

If you have any additional questions or concerns about transitioning away from SEP software, please feel free to contact security@berkeley.edu and/or desktop@berkeley.edu.