We have negotiated a campus-wide license for Sophos at a quite
reasonable price. When a student-owned machine comes in with problems,
no matter the nature of the problems, the student signs a permission for
us to install it in lieue of whatever anti-virus package they have on
their machine-- this is the price of our free maintenance support. We
install Sophos along with its remote automatic update utility, moving
any other product that may be installed into an inactive state.
Thereafter, that student rarely has a problem. Sophos is a good product.
Vice President for Information Technology
St. Lawrence University
Matt Linngren wrote:
> 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.
> Matt Linngren
> Student & Public Computing Manager
> Augsburg College
> 2211 Riverside Avenue, CB 316
> Minneapolis, MN 55454-1351
> work - 612.330.1790
> fax - 612.330.1689
> cell - 612.232.1790
> 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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