Symantec Endpoint Protection- Service Description

This document explains the university's agreement with the Symantec Corporation in providing UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff with antivirus software. It is divided into the following sections:


UW-Madison has contracted with Symantec to provide students, faculty, and staff with antivirus and firewall software. Currently, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is offered for all supported operating systems.

All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use the software through UW's contract. Symantec provides comprehensive virus protection and firewall software for enterprise workstations. Antivirus software is also compatible with servers.

This software package allows users to:

Some departments have their own centrally managed version of Symantec or Norton that differs from the version available to students, faculty, and staff. They also may be running different products entirely, such as McAfee. If you are unsure which version you are running, please contact your local administrator.

Support Conditions

The DoIT Help Desk provides support for all UW students, faculty, and staff provided you are using one of the following versions.

If your department has a centrally managed version of Symantec or Norton, please contact your local administrator first.


Students, faculty, and staff can download the installers at

Note: A high speed internet connection is recommended.

Flash drives containing SEP are available the DoIT Techstore Showroom. You must present your University ID to receive a flash drive. If you are unable to install SEP from a flash drive for any reason, you can go to the DoIT walk-in Help Desk to receive a CD with the installer.