Security Tools

Tools and services that promote a secure computing environment for Duquesne students, faculty and staff and secure their data.

Antivirus Software (Sophos)

Antivirus softwre provides real-time protection from malware, ransomware and hacking attempts. University-managed Windows and Mac devices are equipped with Sophos Intercept X; employees and students can download Sophos Home edition on their personal devices for free.


A secure format for sharing documents that requires recipients to enter a password to view the document or email they received.

External Email Tags

External email tags will notify you when an email has been sent from someone outside of the University. This notification alerts you to potential risks of clicking on links or opening attachments in emails sent from an unrecognized sender.

Office 365 Safe Links

Safe Links evaluates all links included in an incoming email message to determine if they point to safe or harmful content. Links will display modified URLs that begin with ""


Spirion helps protect University data and your data from identity theft by performing weekly scans on University-managed computers for personally identifiable information (PII).