Note: Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP. Please ensure a plan to upgrade your system(s) that have been identified.
BME-IT deploys the products below to all Windows clients
FireAMP - Sourcefire
Applying Security Updates in Windows
Security updates are automatically deployed to Windows clients. Notify firstname.lastname@example.org@utexas.eduif you are not receiving updates, or have any issues.
Enable Windows Firewall
The windows firewall is automatically enabled and configured.
Operate with a Standard Windows Account
Running as an administrator? Administrative accounts are granted the ability to virtually perform anything on the computer. Everyone's computer has an administrative account, and many users have the tendency to operating their computer in an administrative mode.
With an administrative account, malware/viruses have an easier time:
Hiding itself in the system to install rootkits, backdoors, keyloggers.
Creating new administrative accounts
Accessing and running privileges services
Using an infected system to attack other vulnerable computers on the network
Users will log in using their UTEID and password and will automatically be assigned normal account privileges for everyday tasks.
Desktop users that require administrative access should contact email@example.com@utexas.edu.
Include your UTEID, the UT tag # of the computer, and the task that requires access in the email.
Laptops will be configured with an alternate admin account solely for use when privilege elevation is required to install software or updates.