Office of Information Technology

Securing Your Mac Computer for Use on AU's Network


Mac users must install the SafeConnect Policy Key, but will not be required to go through a "health check."

Before checking your e-mail or doing other things on the Internet, you may need to sign into the SafeConnect Web page with your portal username and password. If you are having trouble signing in, you should visit the myAU.american.edu Web portal or contact the IT Help Desk to see if you need to have your password reset.

 

Steps to Secure Your Mac Computer

Since you will not go through a "health check", it is extremely important that you follow these steps to properly secure your computer: 

  1. Turn on your firewall 
  2. Install Symantec Endpoint Protection software 
  3. Make sure that automatic updates are turned on to receive the latest system patches