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.

Download and Installation or Upgrade

Current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University, Barnard, and UTS are eligible to download.

This installer was created for individual workstations and laptops. It should not be installed on servers.

1. Download the installer (required UNI login):

Older Versions


     Symantec Mac OS Support Information

2. Save the installer to your hard drive, and make a note of the folder in which you saved it.

3. Run the installer. Restart your computer. (Please note, if you are installing on Windows 10, you must disable Windows Defender first, as SEP and Windows Defender use the same resources to protect your computer.)

3a. Please note, if upgrading from a previous SEP version, you have to remove the old version first.

4. Configure Symantec Endpoint Protection for Windows.