How will Endpoint Management keep my devices safe?
What is Palo Alto Cortex XDR?
Palo Alto Cortex XDR is more advanced than a traditional antivirus solution. Cortex is an extended detection and response app that uses real-time detection to respond to malware and other sophisticated attacks while preventing malicious software from running on devices. Note that on July 1, 2020, Palo Alto Cortex XDR replaced Symantec as the University's antivirus solution for endpoint protection.
You will know that you have Cortex on your devices by the small shield icon – with a green checkmark on Windows or interlocking circles on macOS – in your desktop taskbar
What do I need to do to get Cortex?
Is it safe for me to have this software on my computer?
Yes. Cortex XDR is intended to protect you and the information on your devices. ITS will not collect any information about users from this software.
How can I protect my personally owned computer?
To download Cortex XDR by Palo Alto for personal devices, go to your campus' SharePoint folder. Additional installation instructions can be found below.
After installing Cortex on a personal device, you will need to connect your device to the University network every 6 months to keep the Palo Alto Cortex XDR agent active. Simply bring your laptop to campus
NU ITS encourages you to always use University-owned devices to conduct University business.