[Faccus] Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) upgrade and important note - March 23-25

Natasha Jennings njennings at uwaterloo.ca
Mon Mar 21 15:23:57 EDT 2016

What is happening? Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) will be upgraded on un-managed computers.

When is this happening? The install date and time is randomly determined, but will happen between March 23-25. Users may defer the upgrade up to one day.

What users need to do: Install the new version when prompted by SEP.

Impact: This update requires a restart.

Important note: As of Monday, April 4, IST will no longer provide the anti-virus software Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for home or non-managed computers. A list of recommended alternative anti-virus products is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/ist/endpoint-protection-product-recommendations.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca> or ext. 44357.

Recipients of this list: isthd, ist-staff, admin-support, faccus, ctsc

Natasha Jennings
Communications Officer
Information Systems & Technology (IST)
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 ext. 47951

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