New Antivirus Protection for Employee Windows Computers
IT will be deploying new antivirus software for employee Windows computers, transitioning from our current offering, Trend Micro Office Scan Antivirus*, to CrowdStrike Falcon Next-Generation Antivirus. This change will be deployed by the end of the year.
* Trend Micro Deep Security Antivirus will be still be used on virtual desktops
This change should be transparent to most users, requiring little to no user intervention.
- If you currently have a college-owned/leased desktop or laptop and are running a Sheridan disk image, Office Scan will automatically be uninstalled, and Falcon installed
- If your computer is not running a college disk image, you will soon** be able to download CrowdStrike Falcon from Sheridan’s AppsAnywhere software portal
** the software should be available in AppsAnywhere early in the new year
About CrowdStrike Falcon Antivirus
CrowdStrike Falcon is a next-generation antivirus product, using a combination of artificial intelligence, behavioral detection, machine learning algorithms, and exploit mitigation, to protect against known and unknown threats. The agent on your computer is extremely lightweight, consuming 1% or less of CPU.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns about this change, contact the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to email@example.com.