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Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP)

The Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is the current recommended Antivirus/Malware application for university-owned computers.  This application allows for Managed and Non-Managed client, below is an overview of the clients for Windows and Mac. 

Note:  Retirees and alumni are not eligible to obtain Queen's licensed antivirus software.

Getting Started

Who Can Use It?

  • Faculty, staff, departments 

Are There Any Costs?

  • Centrally funded. 

How Do I Get It?

How Do I Discontinue It?

  • Entitlement to use expires when they leave Queens

Additional Information

Software Publisher

  • Microsoft

Supported Platform / System Requirements

  • Windows
    • Windows 10 (use built in Windows Defender)
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7
  • Mac
    • OS X 10.6 to 10.12
  • Note: remove any previously installed anti-virus software before installing SCEP

Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Alumni and Retirees

Queen's University does not have licensed antivirus software for graduate students, undergraduate students, alumni or Retirees use. 

  • ITS recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for unlicensed Windows 7 users. 
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 comes pre-installed with Windows Defender and does not require you to install Security Essentials. 
  • Mac OS X users are encouraged to source an antivirus product of their choice.  

The following reviews will allow you to compare free and commercial AV programs that can be downloaded or purchased online. 

PC Users

      http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm

      http://www.pcantivirusreviews.com/Comparison/

Mac Users

      http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-free-antivirus-software-for-mac/

      http://mac-antivirus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/  

Governing IT Policies

Users of this software are governed by the following policies: 

Help & Support

Support Level:

Self Help Resources and Information

Getting Help

  • Issues with obtaining and using System Centre Endpoint Protection should be addressed with the IT Support Centre at 613.533.6666 during business hours or by filling out the Help Form at https://www.queensu.ca/its/helpform/  

Last Updated: April 24, 2017