Securing a personal computer at Feinberg School of Medicine for use with Microsoft Outlook and Teams
In order to configure your Northwestern email account in Outlook or to use the Microsoft Teams application, you will need to install BigFix and our BIG-IP Edge Client. In order to successfully install these applications, your computer's hard drive will need to be encrypted and an antivirus needs to be installed and fully updated before being able to install these applications.
Hard drive encryption
- To encrypt your machine's hard drive as a Mac user, please see these instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837
- To encrypt your machine's hard drive as a Windows user, please see these instructions: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028713/windows-10-turn-on-device-encryption.
- If your Windows machine does not have BitLocker, you must upgrade your OS and can do so by purchasing a Windows 10 Pro license here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/windows-10-pro/df77x4d43rkt?rtc=1&activetab=pivot:overviewtab
- Please visit the following page to find our recommended antivirus programs. For Windows, we recommend Windows Defender. For macOS, we suggest you use Avast or Sophos--https://www.it.northwestern.edu/service-catalog/security/secure-computing/antivirus.html
Big IP Edge Client
Once you have full disk encryption and antivirus software, you can then install our IBM BigFix client, which will then install the BIG-IP Edge Client. The installation files can be found here: http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/it/big-fix/download.html
With the BIG-IP Edge Client configured, installed, and fully connected (you'll need to sign in with your NetID and password and your computer will need to pass the checks for the requirements above), you can then configure your email account on Outlook using these instructions