Changes to WPI-licensed anti-virus anti-malware application

Traps replaces McAfee on WPI-owned machines

Why

WPI IT Information Security Office has changed the WPI-licensed anti-virus anti-malware application to a more effective approach that uses heuristics as opposed to the venerable pattern matching approach of the past.

Impact

All WPI-owned machines will be updated to Traps automatically through the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). All WPI-owned machines running McAfee will also be updated through SCCM. Any non-WPI machine should ensure Windows Defender is activated.


Timeline

End: 2 July 2018, 12:00 AM

Posted: 5 March 2018, 4:30 PM

Start: 5 July 2017, 12:00 AM

Status

Completed


Timing

From

Wednesday

5 July 2017

12:00 AM

To

Monday

2 July 2018

12:00 AM

Posted

5 March 2018, 4:30 PM