Antivirus software

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Virus protection programmes (also known as virus scanners, antivirus programmes or antivirus software) must be used on all IT systems. Regardless of the manufacturer, these are configured to provide effective protection against malware and prevent manipulation.

In addition, it is important to the ZIM to detect dangerous situations in the IT systems of the University of Potsdam in good time and campus-wide via central monitoring.  

At the University of Potsdam, the antivirus software McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is used with a central security administration (McAfee ePO Server).

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is an antivirus software with extensive protection functions such as access scanner, self-shutdown protection and web protection.

McAfee Endpoint is updated daily by the ZIM Antivirus Server (McAfee ePO Server) on each computer, provided it is connected to the university network.

Detected threats are reported to the ZIM and processed or forwarded accordingly.

Please also read the further security advice from the ZIM:

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/zim/beratung-hilfe/sicherheitshinweise.

The ZIM provides a pre-configured installation package for employees at the University of Potsdam. After installing this package, no further adjustments are necessary to obtain effective protection. Please note that this package is only applicable for use within the university network.

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Application and authorisation

The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software is available free of charge to all employees of the University of Potsdam. The package is requested in the software ordering system of ZIM and is delivered digitally after the order is completed.

Software ordering system: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/zim/angebote-loesungen/software-campuslizenzen.html