"[It should be noted that] the Norton server allows you to view the entire directory structure of someone's machine and allows you to see the files it is scanning as if it were your own machine. We realize this was designed more for companies and businesses, but we have found that viruses have become a major problem and give us a huge headache when we try to support all the students connected to the university network.
My question is what do other university IT departments do in response to the increase in viruses over the past 2 years. I know there are a lot of university IT employees in the Slashdot community and I look forward to getting some feedback as to how they go about doing this without causing too many privacy problems. The way we are looking at it, and we are very privacy concerned and wouldn't do anything malicious with it, is that the students are using our network under our regulations and as long as we don't use the software to 'check up on' the contents of someone's hard drive (except obviously for viruses), then what we are doing is completely legit.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated."