Data security software
Workstations in centralised administration already have a preconfigured information security program (F-Secure in Windows computers, Symantec in Macs).
You can purchase an F-secure licence at university price from the F-secure web store for your home computer. The staff can download the Symantec information security software from the Download Centre.
Also see the Information security at the University guide.
- Installing the F-secure antivirus software on your home computer
- Notifications given by the F-secure firewall
- Defining programs as allowed (F-secure)
- Creating rules for the firewall (F-secure)
University staff may download the Symantec information security software for their home computers from the Download Centre.
- Confidential e-mail at the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki utilises the Deltagon Sec@GW software to protect the confidentiality of e-mails. Using the software does not require any software to be installed on the sender's or the recipient's workstation.
- S/MIME ecryption
These instructions cover the more flexible option for those processing larger amounts of confidential data. This option should be implemented by the recommendation of e.g. your supervisor or Helpdesk.
GnuPG is a free program for encrypting and signing e-mail traffic and files. There are different versions of the program for almost all operating systems.
Confidential attachments can also be encrypted using the 7-zip software.