ITD has entered into a enterprise license agreement with Symantec for Norton Anti-Virus. Political subdivisions may participate in this agreement by working with ITD to receive copies of the software and coordinate update of virus definition files. A monthly license fee is assessed per client.
Anti-Virus/Spyware software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including viruses, worms, and spyware. A desktop firewall, an optional part of the Anti-Virus/Spyware software provided by ITD, protects computers by controlling what can be sent or received from a computer connected to the Internet.