Endpoint Security - Campus Symantec License Expiration

This article contains information on the upcoming expiration of campus licensing for Symantec antivirus.

Symantec License Expiration
Campus licensing for all centrally funded Symantec products (managed and unmanaged Symantec Endpoint Protection) is set to expire this summer. It is important that Symantec products are removed from all devices (both personally owned and UW-owned) at or before the license expiration dates outlined below, so that the university is not in violation of the licensing agreement with Symantec.

License Expiration for Students
The Symantec antivirus license for students expires on 6/24/2020. At this time students with Symantec installed on their personal devices should uninstall the software. KB articles on uninstalling Symantec are available for both Windows and Mac. Find information on tools to replace Symantec here: Endpoint Security - Cybersecurity Roadmap & Recommended Antivirus Solutions.

License Expiration for Faculty and Staff
The Symantec antivirus license for faculty and staff expires on 7/31/2020. At this time faculty and staff with Symantec installed on their personal devices should uninstall the software. KB articles on uninstalling Symantec are available for both Windows and Mac. Find information on tools to replace Symantec here: Endpoint Security - Cybersecurity Roadmap & Recommended Antivirus Solutions.

IT Admins utilizing the centralized Symantec service hosted on "Saguaro" (Symantec console hosting server) should be aware that the server will be decommissioned on 7/30/2020. IT Staff with their own Symantec consoles should decommission the console and uninstall Symantec from all devices in their environment before 7/31/2020. If removing Symantec from any university-owned devices, please replace it with Cisco AMP, the new centrally managed antivirus tool for university devices




Keywords:symantec license expire trend micro Cisco AMP summer 2020 project   Doc ID:102577
Owner:Oakes D.Group:Office of Cybersecurity
Created:2020-05-28 09:20 CDTUpdated:2020-07-06 10:35 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of Cybersecurity
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