IS&T offers site licensed software, information, and support for securing your computer and protecting it from viruses, spyware, and other malicious behavior.
You can keep your computer running safely by installing this next-gen endpoint protection software and making appropriate security and update settings, as documented on our support pages. Should your computer become infected with viruses or spyware, IS&T offers software and services to help you remove them.
What is Endpoint Protection?
Endpoint protection, also referred to as Endpoint Security, is a term used to describe security solutions that address endpoint security issues, securing and protecting endpoints against zero-day exploits, attacks, and inadvertent data leakage resulting from human error. Our Endpoint Protection platform is used to protect our devices (desktops and laptops) from potential threats. We are using CrowdStrike as the Endpoint Protection application of choice.
CrowdStrike is one of the leading endpoint protection vendors in the industry. With the CrowdStrike platform, we have the ability to stop breaches via a unified set of cloud-delivered technologies that prevent all types of attacks — including malware and much more. Today’s sophisticated attackers are going “beyond malware” to breach organizations, increasingly relying on exploits, zero days, and hard-to-detect methods such as credential theft and tools that are already part of the victim’s environment or operating system, such as PowerShell.
CrowdStrike aides us with those challenges with a powerful and lightweight solution that unifies next-generation antivirus (NGAV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), cyber threat intelligence, managed threat hunting capabilities and security hygiene.
Who is qualified to use CrowdStrike?
CrowdStrike is available to BU faculty, staff and students for both institutionally owned and personally owned desktops and laptops.
- For BU owned assets, please contact your local IT support team to ensure you are protected.
- If you are interested in using CrowdStrike on a personally owned desktop or laptop you can download the latest version here.
Will CrowdStrike affect performance on my machine?
No. The application is very lightweight and uses minimal resources to protect your machine.
What do I do if I believe CrowdStrike is causing issues on my machine?
Contact us. Submit a ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 353-HELP(4357) and we will be glad to assist.
- Download and install CrowdStrike
- Start with our Safe Computing page.
- Learn how to register your notebook with the BU Police.