University of Wisconsin–Madison

Endpoint Security Project Update

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Antivirus solutions to replace Symantec


Sent by DoIT Communications on behalf the Endpoint Management & Security team to itcampusall, Primary TPs, TPs, MIST


IT Colleagues:

As you know, the license for Symantec Antivirus will end on June 24 for students and July 31 for faculty and staff. For more details about the Symantec expiration and availability go to Endpoint Security – Campus Symantec License Expiration (KB 102577). If you have downloaded and installed Symantec Antivirus, please remove it before those dates using these instructions:

The replacement antivirus solutions will differ based on whether the device is owned by the university or personally owned, which sometimes is referred to as a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD).  The roadmap for these options can be found at Cybersecurity Antivirus Roadmap – Recommended AV Solutions (Source: KB 101730)

Go to the Endpoint Management & Security Project website for additional information. If you have questions about the Endpoint Management & Security Project, please direct them to

Stay safe out there,


Endpoint Management & Security Team