All posts tagged Symantec

Symantec Upgrade
Posted by WMU OIT Help Desk on January 2, 2014
Start: Jan 2 12:00pm
 End:  Jan 2 6:00pm

Employees with managed Symantec clients may notice the green dot disappear from the gold shield on their desktop 'tray' between noon and 6 pm on Thursday, January 2, as the Symantec server software is upgraded to the newest version. The Symantec clients will continue to perform all necessary scans and configured anti-virus and firewall protections during this period. Questions or problems may be directed to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1.

New version of Symantec Anti-Virus Available for Faculty and Staff
Posted by OIT Help Desk on March 11, 2015

Symantec 12.1.5 is now available in the GoWMU software downloads channel. This version, for Apple, Linux and Windows, replaces 12.1.4. Version 11 is no longer supported or receiving updates. All faculty and staff should contact their unit IT support person to request an upgrade. Questions should be directed to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1. 

Posted by Melissa Bininger on August 25, 2015
Start: Aug 30 6:00am
 End:  Aug 30 8:30am

The Symantec server will be upgraded between 6 and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30. Some users will see a red dot next to their anti-virus gold shield icon. This will automatically correct itself at the next scheduled connection, every four hours. 

Symantec Endpoint Protection auto upgrade
Posted by OIT Help Desk on May 10, 2016

Beginning May 12, the Office of Information Technology will be turning
on auto upgrade of the Symantec Endpoint Protection for managed desktop
and laptop computers installed from the GoWMU software downloads. This
will automatically download and install the latest version of the
software (Windows 32Bit and 64Bit machines only) and it will require a
reboot of your system. If you would like to upgrade sooner so you may
manage the system reboot, log in to GoWMU and download Symantec Endpoint
Protection from the Software Downloads area.

Computers with custom install package created by a unit IT support
person, and computers that have already been updated will be excluded.
Questions should be referred to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1

SEP emergency upgrade
Posted by OIT Help Desk on July 6, 2016

Please disregard the previous two notices. That is the message that will appear to the user during the updates.

Last week Symantec issued some critical patches. Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced “severity of these vulnerabilities (remote code execution at root or SYSTEM privilege) make this a very serious event”, and US-CERT encourages users and network administrators to patch Symantec or Norton antivirus products immediately.

While there has been no evidence of exploitation, the ease of attack, widespread nature of the products, and severity of the exploit may make this vulnerability a popular target. The download page in GoWMUhas been updated and beginning this morning, all computers running the default WMU-managed client will be upgraded within 24 hours.