Recognizing a need, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Department of Defense have renewed their home use antivirus programs.
Antivirus Home Use Program
The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD employees to use the antivirus software for home use. Home use of antivirus products will not only protect personal PCs, but also potentially reduce the threat of malicious logic introduced into the workplace and compromising DoD networks. Contractors are excluded from using the software in the home or on any non-DoD system.
McAfee Internet Security
As a DoD member, employees can now enjoy a free one-year McAfee Internet Security subscription for their PC or MAC.
This subscription provides users with proactive security for their personal computers by preventing malicious attacks and ensuring user safety while browsing, searching, and downloading files online. McAfee’s Security Department also delivers the latest software around the clock, so protection is never out of date.
By installing McAfee software on your home system, users will not only protect their PC from malicious threats, but also help their organization (s) to strengthen IT security against viruses and transferable spyware.
How to download McAfee Internet Security
Go to the website for your applicable platform, PC or MAC, listed below. Additionally, enter the associated “Company Code” in the appropriate field on the web page:
Enter your DoD email address.
Click on “Get an e-mail”.
You will receive an email from McAfee Subscriptions with your unique license key and a download link.
Note – Do not download the software to your government supplied equipment.
Anti-Virus / Anti-Spyware Home Use
Instructions for the DISA Home Use Program are available here: https://patches.csd.disa.mil/Metadata.aspx?id=79775 (Common access card required)
The DoD does not provide technical assistance to home users. Homeowners looking for technical support can contact McAfee directly at the support website: http://home.mcafee.com/Root/Support.aspx?page=Support