Virus and Malware Protection

This service provides protection to SPH-owned Windows and Macintosh computers from viruses and malware using an industry-trusted solution, CrowdStrike. All Harvard-managed computers automatically have Crowdstrike installed on them. Please do not install third-party anti-virus software on Harvard-managed computers, as it could interfere with Crowdstrike. 

CrowdStrike helps Harvard respond quickly to advanced attacks, both those that use “malware” (malicious programs specifically designed to steal information) and those that do not use malware but instead use stolen credentials to move around a network and steal data.

Key features and benefits

Key features and benefits:

  • Automatic updates to the latest protection available from the vendor
  • Centrally managed solution for policy configurations and reporting
  • Part of the standard software package installed by IT during new computer setup for both PC and Mac.


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How to get started

In you are interested in using this service, please contact the helpdesk