With the new Microsoft Campus Agreement, UT is now licensed to offer Forefront Client Security to Faculty and Staff. With the Agreement, licensing can be leveraged to save the University a considerable amount of money over the current McAfee antivirus contract. The McAfee license will expire in June of 2010. This means that we have to have everyone
off of McAfee and onto Forefront as soon as possible. Over the next few weeks the Help Desk staff will be visiting each department to uninstall McAfee and to install Forefront on your computer.

Forefront is Microsoft’s malware protection product that helps guard against threats, such as spyware, root kits, viruses, worms, and Trojans. Forefront achieved the ICSA Labs Certification, VB100 award, and West Coast Lab’s Checkmark Certification, meeting key criteria for protection against malware. Forefront was also named a finalist for the
Info Security 2008 Global Excellence in Anti- Malware Solution. Additionally, Forefront is supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Please visit www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/ to learn more about Forefront.

At this time Microsoft has elected not to support Apple’s Operating System (OS) with their Microsoft Forefront Client Security software. However, if Windows XP or Vista is installed via Boot Camp with OS Leopard (10.5), then Forefront should work just like it is on a Windows PC. We hope to have a Forefront solution for Apple OS’s sooner than
later.

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