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Fees and Billing for Certified Desktop

This article applies to: Certified Desktop

Certified Desktop is intended to be licensed and deployed by IT support professionals. End users who are interested in obtaining the data security tools that are part of Certified Desktop should contact their local IT administrator.

The Certified Desktop service term began July 1, 2018, for a two-year term. Within the first year of the program, units which have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with CIT for Certified Desktop will work to achieve a 75% compliance with security safeguards for covered endpoint devices. Covered devices include university-owned Mac or Windows-based desktops and laptops used predominantly for individual productivity. 

In return for meeting compliance goals, units will be charged a discounted monthly fee of $2.00 per laptop or desktop managed through Endpoint Management Tools (that is, Jamf Casper for Macs and Configuration Manager for Windows machines). This discounted fee covers the entire Certified Desktop suite, including the following:

Any Windows or Mac workstation installed with CrashPlan and CrowdStrike will be tracked through Endpoint Management Tools and Remedy reporting and be billed. Currently CrashPlan and CrowdStrike may not be licensed √† la carte. This may change in the future, but for now these two services may only be deployed through the Certified Desktop program.

Alertus Emergency Notification, an end-user workstation client integrated with the university's Emergency Mass Notification system, is not part of Certified Desktop, but can also be deployed at no additional cost.

Rates are the same for Windows and Mac workstations.


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