Antivirus Software

What Antivirus Software Does Rutgers Provide?

  • Faculty & Staff: Rutgers provides Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for use on all University-owned devices. 
  • Students & Personal Devices: OIT recommends staff and students install anti-malware tools on their personal computers. Supported options, including Cisco Immunet, are available at software.rutgers.edu

What is Cisco AMP for Endpoints?

  • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints is a cloud-managed endpoint security solution that provides the visibility, context, and control to prevent breaches, but also rapidly detect, contain, and remediate threats if they evade front-line defenses and get inside, all cost-effectively and without affecting operational efficiency. 
    • Prevent: Strengthen defenses using the best global threat intelligence and block malware in real time. 
    • Detect: Continuously monitor and record all file activity to quickly detect stealthy malware. 
    • Respond: Accelerate investigations and automatically remediate malware across PCs, Macs, Linux, servers and mobile devices (Android and iOS).
  • Cisco AMP provides superior protection against viruses and malware by continuously monitoring and analyzing all system activity rather than depending solely on virus definitions. This, combined with Cisco’s global threat intelligence, enables Rutgers to quickly identify and remediate security threats. AMP supports Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android operating systems as well as granular delegated administrative controls with flexible reporting tools. 

What is Immunet?

  • Immunet is a malware and antivirus protection system that utilizes cloud computing to provide enhanced community-based security.
  • Immunet is generally compatible with Windows operating systems supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Immunet requires an active internet connection to maintain the most up-to-date threat detection.

Benefits to the University

  • Cisco AMP is built on an extensive collection of real-time threat intelligence and dynamic malware analytics supplied by the Talos Security Intelligence Group, and Threat Grid intelligence feeds.
  • Continuously detect and monitor malware, immediately and retrospectively.
  • Protects Windows, Macs, Linux, servers, and mobile devices (Android and iOS).
  • Record file activity over time to track malware’s spread and scope a compromise.
  • Correlate discrete events into coordinated attacks.
  • Access global threat intelligence to strengthen network defenses.
  • Gain deep visibility, context, and control to quickly detect, analyze, and remediate breaches.
  • Get agentless detection to catch malware before it compromises the OS level.
  • Defend endpoints from all exploit based, memory injection attacks, including ransomware using in-memory techniques.

Deployment

  • Cisco AMP for Endpoints is managed through an easy-to-use, web-based console.
  • It is deployed through AMP’s lightweight endpoint connector, with no performance impact on users.
  • Analysis is done in the cloud, not on the endpoint.
  • The solution is offered as a subscription on endpoints, including coverage for Windows, Macs, Linux, servers and mobile devices (Android and iOS).

Getting Started

  • Download Connectors from the Software Portal.
  • Follow installation instructions.