Introducing Crowdstrike

August 16, 2021

Next week, FDU owned Windows PCs on our New Jersey Campuses will receive a state-of-the-art new security application called Crowdstrike Falcon. Crowdstrike, which replaces Symantec Endpoint Protection, will provide our community with complete antivirus, firewall, and malware protection. The software will be automatically installed on PCs connected to the Metropolitan campus network on August 17th at 6AM and on PCs connected to the Florham Campus network on August 19th at 6AM. If your PC is not powered on and connected to the network at 6AM, the process will begin upon your next connection to the network. If you are off campus, the installation would occur the next time you connect to the FDU VPN.

The installation requires a reboot of your computer, and cannot be stalled, delayed or avoided, so please be prepared to allow the process to occur when you first log into your computer. The total process should take less than 10 minutes.

When the installation is ready to begin, you will be asked to close all applications and Click “OK” to proceed. Since your PC will automatically reboot once the installation is completed, we would advise against conducting work during the install.

The window below will provide the progress of your install. We ask that you do not interrupt the installation once it has started. Once the PC reboots, you will receive a notification that the upgrade has been completed. Crowdstrike will now run as an unintrusive background process without any further action required.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you encounter any issues with the installation or if you have any questions, please contact our University Technical Assistance Center at (973)-443-8822.

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