7.20.01 Anti-Virus Software
Approved on: 09/11/2002
By: Administrative Council
Effective Date: 09/11/2002
Passive anti-virus detection and removal applications will be installed and activated on all Windows or Macintosh desktops, workstations and laptops/notebooks which are either physically or remotely connected to the Georgia State University network.
Administration of Policy
Information Systems and Technology, 13th floor, Commerce Building, 3-4357
Responsible Executive(s): AP for Information Systems and Technology
|Position Title||Campus Location||Phone Number and/or E-mail Address|
|Information Systems and Technology||13th Floor, Commerce Bldg.||404-413-4357|
Full Policy Text
Passive anti-virus detection and removal applications will be installed and activated on all Windows or Macintosh desktops, workstations and laptops/notebooks which are either physically or remotely connected to the
Rationale or Purpose
The rising frequency of security incidents involving network-attached devices significantly increases the probability of major disruptions to the internal computer systems of the university. Statistics indicate that a very large percentage of potentially damaging incidents can be avoided by the use of existing anti-virus detection and elimination procedures. Establishing policy centrally and issuing standards and utilities from a central authority allows for rapid incident response and continuous of protection methods.
Compliance Deans and vice president are responsible for monitoring compliance by their respective users with this policy and associated standards by: (1) directing administrators of Windows and Macintosh machines in their respective organizations that are provided by the university and connected to the university network to install approved anti-virus software; and (2) directing reviews of, and action on, reports on compliance with this policy that are generated by Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) or the University Auditing and Advisory Services. Individual users are responsible for compliance with this policy and its associated standards for personal machines connected to the university network.
Anti-Virus Software The university provides a site wide license for anti-virus protection. This application when installed using IS&T provided instructions allows for the least amount of interruption or activity required from end users. Installation should be configured for automatic scanning and automatic updates. Users who know of or expect interference between the anti-virus software and another application running on their workstations or laptops must contact the University Security Officer to evaluate and agree on work-arounds.
Additional Helpful Resources
Download Anti-virus Protection for Windows XP Download Anti-virus Protection for Windows Vista Download Anti-virus Protection for MAC OSX