Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), formerly known as Symantec AntiVirus, is a virus and spyware scanning program developed by Symantec Corporation. CUIT has purchased a site license for Symantec Endpoint Protection. If you are a Columbia University, Barnard, or UTS faculty, staff or student, you can download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Columbia departments may be interested in the site-license for the LAN/Server Corporate edition

Download and Installation or Upgrade
(Current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University, Barnard, or UTS are eligible to download. Teachers College affiliates must download antivirus software from Teachers College Computing.) 

  1. Download the installer (required UNI login):

      SEP 12.1.5 for 64-bit Windows 8, 7, and Vista  (78MB)

      SEP 12.1.5 for 32 bit Windows 8, 7, and Vista  (63MB)

      SEP 12.1 for Mac OS 10.5 - 10.7  (144 MB)

      SEP 12.1.2 for Mac OS 10.7 - 10.8  (211 MB)

      SEP 12.1.5 for Mac OS 10.8 - 10.10  (273 MB)


  2. Save the installer to your hard drive, and make a note of the folder that you saved it in.
  3. Run the installer. Restart your computer.
  4. Configure Symantec Endpoint Protection for Windows using these instructions.