Recommended Antivirus Solutions

Microsoft Endpoint Protection License Overview

  • Microsoft Endpoint Protection is licensed under the university’s CAL EES with Software Assurance, so all of the following university-owned devices are covered:
    • Devices with Windows 8, 8.1, and 10
    • Devices with:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7, 8;
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, 11, 12;
      • CentOS 6, 7, 8;
      • Debian Linux 5, 6, 7, 8;
      • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 – 20.04;
      • Oracle Linux 5, 6, 7.
        Please note that this client has not yet been tested.
    • Servers with Windows Server 2012, 2012R2, 2016 and 2019.
  • Going forward, the university will not be providing licenses for any personally-owned devices. See Recommendations for Personally-Owned Devices (below).

Recommendations for University-owned Devices

Windows Devices

NOTE: Until further notice, OIT recommends that MS Endpoint Protection be the standard for university-owned computers running Windows.

  • Microsoft recommends upgrading older versions of the Windows operating system to version 10.
  • Windows devices (versions 7 through 10) that are joined to Wolftech Active Directory (AD) should use MS Endpoint Protection available via SCCM.
  • For Windows devices not joined to the Wolftech AD, OIT recommends using the standalone MS Endpoint Protection client.
    • The MS Endpoint Protection Agent will need to be manually installed and will receive updates and definitions via Windows Update.
    • The installers are available for download via the website.

Macintosh Devices

  • Macintosh devices may use DetectX available via Jamf Pro.  
  • OIT recommends Apple iOS and MacOS devices be enrolled in Jamf Pro.

Linux Devices

An endpoint protection solution for the Linux devices will be investigated at a later time.  

Recommendations for Personally-owned Devices

  • NC State recommends using either of the following: