Data Security and Device Management @ SESP



As a premier  research institution, SESP community members have unique responsibilities and obligations to ensure the security and confidentiality of research and institutional information and data. Northwestern has a number of policies which provide direct guidance concerning these issues.


To be in compliance with these polices all faculty and staff technology devices at SESP must run a supported operating system and must be managed with Northwestern's preferred endpoint management tools.  

Currently these tools include JAMF, MECM, Crowdstrike, and Tenable.


JAMF is a device management solution for Apple devices.  JAMF allows SESP to ensure all SESP Apple devices are current with all required security patches and updates.


 Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) is a Windows device management platform that centralizes the management and inventory of all SESP's Windows devices. It serves as a centralized hub for software distribution, Windows updates, and software updates.


CrowdStrike Falcon is a cloud-native security platform that integrates various capabilities to prevent breaches. It combines next-generation antivirus (NGAV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and proactive threat hunting services.


Tenable provides continuous monitoring, assessment, and remediation of security vulnerabilities across an organization’s IT infrastructure. By identifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities, Tenable helps organizations enhance their security posture and reduce the risk of cyber threats.


Crashplan is a secure hosted data backup solution for workstation machines provided by Northwestern IT. The software performs regular data backups to reduce the risk of permanent data loss that can occur for many reasons including hardware failure, power failure, and virus attacks. If you would like to use this service, request an account by emailing

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