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Stony Brook Medicine Information Technology is migrating our computers from the Symantec AntiVirus software to a new solution known as Palo Alto Network Traps.


Palo Alto Networks Traps provides endpoint protection and response stops threats on endpoints and coordinates enforcement with network and cloud security to prevent successful cyberattacks.

Any computers that report problems via Traps should be reported to the IT Help Desk immediately at 444-HELP.


Faculty and Staff of Stony Brook Medicine are eligible to download and install the Symantec Endpoint Antivirus software for their personal use through Softweb.

Please click the following link for more information: Symantec Antivirus


The unauthorized duplication or installation of copyrighted software or documentation is a violation of the law and is contrary to established standards of conduct for Stony Brook Medicine employees. Employees who make, acquire, or use unauthorized copies of computer software or documentation will be subject to immediate discipline. No other copies of this software or its documentation can be made without the express written consent of the software publisher. The use of software obtained from any other source could present security and legal threats to the organization, and such use is strictly prohibited. 

Stony Brook Medicine reserves the right to protect its reputation and its investment in computer software by enforcing strong internal controls to prevent the making or use of unauthorized copies of software. These controls may include frequent and periodic assessments of software use, announced and unannounced audits of company computers to assure compliance, and the removal of any software found on Stony Brook Medicine property for which a valid license or proof of license cannot be determined. The use of unauthorized copies of software could also result in disciplinary action. 

It is the responsibility of each department at Stony Brook Medicine to comply with this statement on all Departmental computer equipment. This includes the purchase of all required software and licensing. All Department Equipment is the responsibility of each individual department for maintenance and compliance with software licensing. 

It is against Stony Brook Medicine policy to install shareware applications such as America Online & Instant Messenger. These Applications conflict with Clinical Applications used at Stony Brook Medicine and will be removed if discovered on PC's.


Phone: 631-444-HELP         Fax: 631-706-4539