Effective August 1, 2013, the UNC-Chapel Hill for any antivirus software licensed by Symantec will expire. Symantec will be replaced with antivirus software by Microsoft. Please visit Migration from Symantec to Microsoft and What is the University’s recommended Antivirus software? for more information.
On Thursday, August 8, 2013. ITS will begin blocking access to the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) servers as our Symantec license expires and we move on to the final phase of our transition to Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP, for university owned devices), and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE, for personally owned devices).
When access to the UNC Symantec servers is blocked, if you have not transitioned to SCEP or MSE, SEP will continue to have up-to-date anti-virus definitions through Symantec. Your devices will automatically access the Symantec site for updates so the you will not need to take any action on the devices to get updates from the Symantec site.
Many users may not notice that anything has changed, however users may notice that the green dot that normally appears in the Symantec shield icon in the system tray will no longer be there on University-owned devices.