Stephen F. Austin State University

Antivirus and VPN

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Anti-Virus

SFA computers must run Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to meet state security requirements. SEP is installed on all state computers as part of the standard configuration. SFA recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for home systems, which can be downloaded for free from Microsoft at

SFA Virtual Private Network

Faculty/Staff can open a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to the SFA network. This VPN connection gives the user full access to on-campus assets. Please note that once this connection is established, your personal machine is on the SFA network.

SFA uses Global Protect to establish a VPN connection.

Navigate to, and download the client that is appropriate for your computer.

Once installed, configure Global Protect to connect to the gateway.