Announcement of Bitdefender

As many of you have already noticed, the licenses for Sophos Antivirus expire on July 20, 2023. Renewing the licenses is not an option, as the software is no longer offered as an on-premises version. The University of Göttingen participated again in the Lower Saxony-wide tender and the decision was made for the product Bitdefender.
For systems inside the Active Directory we will exchange via group policies (GPO). We will start this measure from 30.05.2023.
The data centers or owners of domains that are not managed by the GWDG can independently control the distribution of the software by assigning it to their organizational units in AD. Please use the GPO “GWD Bitdefender Deploy” from the domain or create and use a copy of the GPO in your AD domain.
For systems that are not in Active Directory, the installation packages for Linux, macOS from Mojave (10.14) and Windows for the standard operating systems are available here: You can log in with your GWDG account.
To help you get started, we offer biweekly video conferences in which we explain how to use the Bitdefender console and answer further questions. The first Bitdefender video conference will take place on Wednesday 07/06/2023 at 11:00 am and then every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
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