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Endpoint Protection Options: Windows

Cornell policy requires all university-owned computers to use endpoint protection, but the product used is entirely up to the unit or department. See options for endpoint protection on university-owned or personal Windows computers.

This article applies to: Endpoint Protection

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University-Owned Options

We recommend CrowdStrike for all Windows computers that are part of Certified Desktop.

An alternate--but not recommended--solution is System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP). Technical support staff only: See how to deploy SCEP via Configuration Manager.

Personally-Owned Computers

For all Windows versions listed below, configure your endpoint protection for automatic updates and real-time threat protection. If you have any questions, consult your local technical support provider or contact the IT Service Desk.

Windows 8 and lower

Windows 7 and 8 are no longer supported by Microsoft. Because Microsoft no longer provides security updates or support for computers running Windows versions lower than Windows 10, continued use exposes your computer, data, and network to increased security risks.

Windows 10 and higher: Windows Security


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