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I know this has been talked about in the past but we are curious what you may be using today regarding anti-virus/anti-malware solutions for your Mac systems. We currently us Microsoft Forefront, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Spybot for our PC's. Any suggestions regarding the Mac systems would be appreciated. We are interested in both free and paid solutions that have been a success for you and your university. Thanks [cid:CD7F5EC0-C79A-4A48-B3F8-1C07FEB2F4B1] Curt Braden Technical Services Manager, Information Technology Angelo State University Member, Texas Tech University System ASU Station #11020 San Angelo, TX 76909-1020 Phone: (325) 942-2333 Fax: (325) 942-2109 curt.braden@angelo.edu ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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We use Sophos (and it is pricey). They have a home version for free http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac... but I have never tried it. For university-owned Macs we use http://www.sophos.com/en-us/your-needs/features/antivirus/products.aspx Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu

We are currently using McAfee on the Macs but that may soon change. Microsoft announced on Friday that Forefront Endpoint Protection will be coming to Mac very shortly.

 

 

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We used Symantec until two years ago, and then switched to McAfee. There were some hiccups at first--McAfee's Mac support was not as comprehensive as they claimed, but they got it together after the first few months. Overall we've been pleased since then. We are a Mac-Only shop for our staff (one or two people run Windows through virtualization), and we have been providing every student with a Mac laptop (starting with iBooks, now MacBook Pros) for 11 years now. All the student computers (approximately 500 each year, so thousands overall) have had first Symantec, then McAfee installed, but students find them irritating and in the majority of cases end up disabling or uninstalling. We don't offically permit this, but we know that it happens very frequently. Even so, in 11 years, with thousands of computers being run by students, we have not had a single verified infection or even a case where the AV can be documented to have prevented an infection. No malware, at all, other than the odd Word macro virus (which has no effect on the Mac, but can get spread to PC users). We'll keep installing the anti-malware, of course. But it really is a suspenders-and-a-belt approach. -- Joseph Ugoretz, PhD Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology/CIO Macaulay Honors College - CUNY 35 West 67th St. New York, NY 10023 212.729.2920 http://macaulay.cuny.edu
Here is info on Microsoft's product that will support Macs and Linix devices http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/06/15/system-center... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Joseph Ugoretz Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 9:31 AM To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [CIO] Mac Anti-malware Solutions We used Symantec until two years ago, and then switched to McAfee. There were some hiccups at first--McAfee's Mac support was not as comprehensive as they claimed, but they got it together after the first few months. Overall we've been pleased since then. We are a Mac-Only shop for our staff (one or two people run Windows through virtualization), and we have been providing every student with a Mac laptop (starting with iBooks, now MacBook Pros) for 11 years now. All the student computers (approximately 500 each year, so thousands overall) have had first Symantec, then McAfee installed, but students find them irritating and in the majority of cases end up disabling or uninstalling. We don't offically permit this, but we know that it happens very frequently. Even so, in 11 years, with thousands of computers being run by students, we have not had a single verified infection or even a case where the AV can be documented to have prevented an infection. No malware, at all, other than the odd Word macro virus (which has no effect on the Mac, but can get spread to PC users). We'll keep installing the anti-malware, of course. But it really is a suspenders-and-a-belt approach. -- Joseph Ugoretz, PhD Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology/CIO Macaulay Honors College - CUNY 35 West 67th St. New York, NY 10023 212.729.2920 http://macaulay.cuny.edu
We are using Sophos for Macs Tom Thomas H. Carnwath Vice President Technology and Information Services Hamilton Hall 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Tel: 215-717-6440 Need Assistance? Call Oops (215-717-6677) to get answers. OTIS will never ask for your personal information or password in an email. Never share this information with anyone. This message and any attachment may contain confidential or privileged information and is intended for the intended individual named as addressee. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete this message and all attachments from your system. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, distribution, or reproduction of this message or any attachments is prohibited and may be deemed unlawful. Please consider the environment before printing this email.
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