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Endpoint Protection

This site gives access to one of the Johns Hopkins enterprise anti-malware products (Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection) listed on the downloads page.  Johns Hopkins suggests options for personally owned computers that are free of charge and are consistent with software used and supported throughout the Johns Hopkins enterprise.

Step 1.  Uninstall competitor anti-malware product.  Having two different vendors' anti-malware products installed is as risky as having NO product installed.


Step 2.  What anti-malware software do I install next?

For Johns Hopkins-owned or Johns Hopkins student-owned computers

Windows:  System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 R2

Mac:  ESET Endpoint Antivirus (Supports MacOS 10.14 Mojave)

Linux: System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 R2 (various Linux versions)

System Center Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Antivirus download page

For Personally owned computers (not owned by Johns Hopkins students or institution)

Windows:  Microsoft Security Essentials

Mac:  Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Linux:  Clam AV or AVG Free

On behalf of the Johns Hopkins Institutions, IT@JH offers Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems.  The software is freely available for your use, but only on Johns Hopkins-owned computers or Johns Hopkins student-owned computers.  The Windows version allows the automatic uninstallation of prior Symantec, McAfee, and TrendMicro products, as well as Microsoft Forefront Client Security / Endpoint Protection AV agents.  This software is a standalone version that is self-managed.  For personally-owned (non-student) computers, the Endpoint Protection Downloads page offers a link to Microsoft Security Essentials, which can be used on any Windows computer, as well as alternatives for other operating systems on personally-owned, non-Johns Hopkins student computers.

Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students may use System Center Endpoint Protection products at no cost on computers owned by the University or Health System, or on Johns Hopkins student-owned computers, as long as they remain part of the Johns Hopkins community.  Use of the software must cease when a student leaves the University or Health System.

Download access is restricted to those with a valid JHED LID (Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory Login ID) and password.  You will be prompted for credentials upon downloading.

For more information about System Center Endpoint Protection that you cannot find here, please refer to Microsoft's web site.




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