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Alternative Services for Certified Desktop

This article applies to: Certified Desktop

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For units who have signed up for Certified Desktop, the following alternative security tools may be considered acceptable for meeting compliance requirements. Units should consult with the IT Security Office on deployment and reporting considerations. 

If the solution you're seeking is not on the list below, contact for review.

Backup services

  • Preferred: CrashPlan
  • Acceptable for short-term, deprecated after FY19: EZ-Backup (device direct to EZ-Backup)
  • Acceptable for short-term, deprecated after FY19EZ-Backup (device to server to-EZ Backup)

Endpoint Protection (Anti-malware) 

  • Preferred: CrowdStrike
  • Acceptable: Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Acceptable: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection



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