• Multi-Factor: Beginning 8/1/17, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication

    Multi-Factor Authentication coming to HR Direct!

    Beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll a phone number in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) provider. This is a University-wide initiative to ensure that your personal information is protected. MFA requires you to provide something you know (your username and password), and something you have (such as a cell phone and/or landline).  When logging into HR Direct for the first time on or after August 1, 2017, you will be prompted to enroll with DUO. Once complete, you will then follow a simple two-step authentication process when accessing HR Direct. The link below will provide you all the information you need to register for MFA with DUO and prepare you for this important change.

    http://umassmed.edu/it/security/multi-factor-authentication

     

  • Multi-Factor: Beginning 8/1/17, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication

    Multi-Factor Authentication coming to HR Direct!

    Beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll a phone number in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) provider. This is a University-wide initiative to ensure that your personal information is protected. MFA requires you to provide something you know (your username and password), and something you have (such as a cell phone and/or landline).  When logging into HR Direct for the first time on or after August 1, 2017, you will be prompted to enroll with DUO. Once complete, you will then follow a simple two-step authentication process when accessing HR Direct. The link below will provide you all the information you need to register for MFA with DUO and prepare you for this important change.

    http://umassmed.edu/it/security/multi-factor-authentication

     

McAfee for Macs

McAfee Anti-Virus for Macs

McAfee Stay secure

The Information Technology Group has been busy updating our security defenses. To achieve our goal to ensure sensitive and critical data is secure and available, we are migrating your existing antivirus (Symantec) to a new product with enhanced security and availability – McAfee!  

Strong, simple, and fast, McAfee® Complete Endpoint Protection— Guards systems and data against complex, stealthy threats . 

All computers at University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) must have an antivirus program installed, running and with up-to-date definitions.

In order to install the McAfee Endpoint Protection, the Mac needs to be enrolled in Casper Suite and you have to be connected on-site to UMMS network. If you do not have Casper Suite, please  Enroll in Casper

Virus Protection Compliance

McAfee Endpoint Protection software is considered compliant with UMMS IT Virus Protection policy when it is installed and communicating with the server. 

Prerequisites

To install McAfee:

  • you have to be MAC OS X 10.7 or higher
  • you have to be connected to UMMS network on-site 
  • you need to be enrolled in Casper Suite. If you do not have Casper Suite, please  Enroll in Casper

Installing McAfee Endpoint Protection from Casper

Use the following procedure to install McAfee.

  1. From the Go menu, select Applications and then click on Self Service.

     Casper Self Service

  2. Enter your UMMS user name and password.
  3. After you are successfully logged on, you will see the McAfee installation. Click on install

    McAfeee Install

  4. A window will appear that gives you information about the software. Please be aware that a restart is required after the installation is complete.
  5. Click on the install button to begin the installation.

    Install

    Installation time should take no more then 10 minutes.

  6. After the installation is complete you will be presented with this message. Please close all open documents and programs and then click OK to reboot your machine.

    Please be aware that the countdown does not begin until AFTER you click ok. You can also click ok and then reboot the machine manually.

     computer will restart

     

  7. After rebooting, your installation will be completed and you will see the McAfee icon in the taskbar. If you experience any issues, please contact the Help Desk.

     Mcafee taskbar

     

Malware in News 

A recent news article about viruses on mac - Two Mac viruses strike at the heart of the platform's secure image 

Do I have to Reboot for McAfee to install?

If you have older symantec on your machine it is recommended that you reboot after migration so symantec can be completely removed. 

Does McAfee Anti-Virus slow down my machine?

The current version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise that we will be deploying into our environment, unlike it's predecessor, should not impact workstation speed or performance. 

How often is my computer scanned for Viruses?

Currently the system is set to scan once every week for full disk scan. It also checks everytime a new file is downloaded for known threats.  

Why do I need Anti-Virus on my machine?

Anti-malware software is computer software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious software. Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. 

McAfee Endpoint Protection software is considered compliant with UMMS IT Virus Protection policy when it is installed and communicating with the server. 

How do I know McAfee Anti-virus is installed on my windows machine?

Once you have the McAfee AV installed, you will see the McAfee shield in your windows system tray. 

How do I get Anti virus for my personal machine?

UMMS offers free AV for home use for all UMMS employees and students.

Click on these links to get  the right version.

Windows   Mac

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