Cisco Secure Endpoint

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The University of South Alabama Endpoint Protection Policy mandates that all USA owned desktop and laptop computers connected to the USA network, or networked resources, must have anti-virus software installed. To assist in implementing this policy, the University of South Alabama Computer Services Center has purchased Cisco Secure Endpoint in order to better protect university-owned devices. This contract does NOT extend to personal devices and prohibits its installation on non-USA purchased devices. 

Cisco Secure Endpoint offers cloud-delivered endpoint protection, advanced endpoint detection, and response across multi-domain control points. It helps prevent breaches and blocks malware, then rapidly detects, contains, and remediates advanced threats that evade common defenses.

  • Prevents: Blocks known malware by automatically leveraging the best global threat intelligence and enforces Zero Trust by blocking risky endpoints from gaining access to applications.
  • Detects: Runs complex queries and advanced investigations across all endpoints, and continuously monitors all file activity to detect stealthy malware.
  • Responds: Rapidly contains the attack by isolating an infected endpoint and remediating malware across PCs, Macs,Linux and Android devices.


▼   How do I download Secure Endpoint?
Cisco Secure Endpoint is available for all university owned computers. Please reach out to your respective department IT technician regarding the installation of Cisco Secure Endpoint. If your department does not have an IT technician, please contact the Computer Services Center.
▼   What operating systems are supported?
  • Microsoft
    • 10
    • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
  • Apple
    • 10.13, 10.14, 10.15
    • iOS 11.3 and above
  • Linux 
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS 6.9, 6.10, 7.4-7.8, 8.1, 8.2
    • Oracle Linux 6.10, 7.7, 7.8, 8.1, 8.2
  • Android
    • Android 6.0 and above
▼   Will Cisco Secure Endpoint cause any day to day disruptions?
No, Cisco Secure Endpoint should run quietly in the background. There is no need for daily interaction with the software.
▼   Does Secure Endpoint work off campus?
Yes, Secure Endpoint’s advanced protection modules will work anywhere as long as internet connection is maintained. If no internet connection is available, the device will still be protected by Secure Endpoint’s antivirus signatures.
▼   Do I need to run daily or weekly scans?
Due to Secure Endpoint’s comprehensive prevention, detection, and response modules, the need for “traditional” virus scans are no longer needed unless you’re in an environment that doesn’t rely on an internet connection. Otherwise, this is optional. 
▼   What happens if Secure Endpoint detects and blocks a file on my device?
If Cisco Secure Endpoint detects and blocks a malicious file on your device, no further action is required on your part as Secure Endpoint’s protection modules will remove the threat. If you encounter issues with Cisco Secure Endpoint or if you believe a file or program is being blocked by the software, please contact your departmental IT technician. If your department does not have an IT technician, please contact the Computer Services Center.