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    Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

    Step by Step

    Dartmouth strongly encourages all users to install and keep anti-virus and malware software and virus definitions up-to-date on a regular basis as part of your computer maintenance routine.

    Minimum System Requirements for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection

    Your computer must meet the following minimum computer requirements:

    • 512 MB or more RAM
    • 1 GHz or higher processor
    • 850 MB free hard drive space

    Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

    Computer Assurance Program - How to Join


    Departments at Dartmouth are encouraged to participate in the Computer Assurance Program (CAP).

    Acrobat Reader for Windows


    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to open files that were saved in a PDF format. PDF is a file format used for making documents available while retaining their formatting. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website. Please pay close attention to each page on the Adobe website to be sure you are not downloading optional software that you don't want or need.

    VPN Client for Linux


    Dartmouth uses Big-IP Edge Client for VPN access. On a Windows or Mac OS X computer, that requires software be installed on the computer before the VPN connection is tried.

    On a Linux computer, VPN access is provided via a Big-IP Edge web-based plugin. Open a browser and enter in the URL field.

    Remove previous Linux VPN clients such as Juniper Network and Network Connect clients.

    Incoming Students Computer Recommendations


    Dartmouth offers a number of laptop computer packages to incoming students — both Windows and Macintosh. To keep up to date on the most current information about packages we recommend, we suggest you monitor The Computer Store's Class of 2022 website. Updated information will be posted there as it becomes available over the summer.

    Before Reinstalling Mac OSX


    Important: You need to be connected to the Internet and to a power source to reinstall OS X.

    You cannot reinstall an earlier version of Mac OS X over a later version unless you perform an archive install or reformat the computer.

    Read the "Before You Install" or "Read Me" document associated with your operating system if one is available for the software you are installing. This may list the system requirements and any known problems.

    Information Security Representatives


    With Dartmouth's approach to information security, each department appoints key colleagues to enhance information security practices within their areas. Information Security Representative (ISR) duties consume a minimum amount of time per month, and each ISR receives training from Dartmouth's Chief Information Security Officer.

    Dartmouth has adopted a comprehensive security policy for information security representatives, which outlines the processing, sharing, and storage of information. It is attached to this article.

    Acrobat Reader for Macintosh


    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format. Preview is an application built into the MacIntosh OS that also allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format.

    PDF is the acronym for Portable Document Format, which is a file format used for capturing fully formatted documents from almost any application, thus making them easily exchangeable and application independent.

    Mobile Device Service Overview



    Information, Technology, & Consulting provides a “best-effort” level of support for mobile devices for:

    Incoming Students Computer Purchase



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