Drake ITS is switching from Sophos Antivirus software to Microsoft Defender Antivirus. As a result, if you are using a Drake-owned Mac you may see a pop up asking to Allow network filtering. Please click Allow if you see the message as shown below. If you’ve already clicked Don’t Allow, the software will install at a later point on your computer and will not interrupt your work.

This will move antivirus protection from individual computers to the network which is more effective. Please note that ITS cannot view or monitor website activity.

If you have further questions on this change, please contact the support center at 515-271-3001 or visit service.drake.edu/its.