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Dec. 19, 2016 Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) vulnerabilities and removal

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to recently reported vulnerabilities IST strongly recommends uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on all home or non-managed computers as soon as possible. SEP support at the University of Waterloo has ended. A list of recommended alternative anti-virus products is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/ist/endpoint-protection-product-recommendations.

Dec. 8, 2016 Math/CS NetApp upgrade

The Math/CS NetApp cluster is having an OS update. As with previous updates, clients should not notice any impact. The NetApp cluster provides the primary storage used by both teaching and research computing environments in both Math and CS.

Nov. 18, 2016 Scheduled Power Outage of MC, Saturday November 26

There will be a complete power outage in MC for upgrades and maintenance to the main power of the building.This second outage helps prepare for the installation of the new Compute Canada (SHARCNET) site that has been awarded to UW. (The first outage, in October, included connection of a generator to support the IST data centre in MC.)

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