All computers connecting to the University network are required to have a working, up-to-date anti-virus installed. While Windows 8 and 10 come with Windows Defender (a full anti-virus program that is fine to use at the University), other operating systems will need to have a separate anti-virus installed.
All University-owned computers are required to run Sophos Endpoint Security.
The University of Otago recommends Sophos Endpoint Security, which can be downloaded for free directly from the Sophos website:
- Sophos Home (for Windows & Mac)
- Sophos Mobile Security for Android
- Sophos Anti-virus for Linux
- Full list of free Sophos tools
If you need any assistance installing or removing an anti-virus program, or if you are worried about malware on your computer, please contact AskOtago:
Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98