Here at Augsburg College, we are in the process of adopting a policy
that all student machines connecting to our network have anti-virus
protection. When we do discover a computer without AV (usually through
them bringing the computer to us as a result of a MyDoom type of viral
outbreak), we will block their MAC address from the network until they
install some. We are going to be purchasing academic versions of Norton
Anti-Virus 2004 from CDWG at $36 each and have it for resale to
students. That means updating defs and renewing the subscription is up
to the students, and if they fail to do so, they will just end up
getting blocked again.
Student & Public Computing Manager
2211 Riverside Avenue, CB 316
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1351
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Robert L. Morrison wrote:
> The University of Wyoming is considering offering antivirus software for
> student owned workstations. I am interested in hearing from other
> institutions who have considered antivirus software for students.
> Responses to the following questions will be greatly appreciated. I
> will send a summary of responses to the list. Thank you in advance for
> your participation.
> Robert Morrison
> University of Wyoming
> 1) Does your institution require antivirus software for student
> owned workstations that connect to the institution's network?
> 2) Has your institution considered providing centralized support
> for student antivirus software?
> 3) If question 2) is 'yes ...
> a) Does your institution fund the costs of the antivirus
> b) Does your institution provide support for the antivirus
> software or is support provided by the antivirus software vendor?
> c) Which operating systems are supported?
> d) Are software updates distributed by your institution or
> the antivirus vendor?
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