• 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 Anti-Virus

McAfee Anti-Virus

McAfee Logo Image

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 . 

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. UMMS owned computers must have the managed Anti-Virus client installed to receive up-to-date Anti-Virus protection. 

McAfee for UMMS Windows users

If you currently do not have Mcafee End point protection, please open a help desk ticket by calling IT help desk at 508-856-8643. You will see a McAfee icon in your system tray once if it is been installed.

McAfee for UMMS Mac users 

You need to install McAfee End point protection software from Casper Suite on your mac. Please refer McAfee For Macs for detailed instructions on how to install McAfee.

 

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

▴ Back To Top