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Microsoft Operating System Security Update Recommendation for Varian Standalone Software

This recommendation applies to the following Varian Medical Systems’ products running on Microsoft operating systems: ARIA® oncology information system (including Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Practice Management), ARIA Radiation Therapy Management, ARIA Connect, ARIA IEM, AURA, Eclipse™ treatment planning system (including the subcomponent Framework Agent Servers), Insightive™ analytics, and Velocity™ software. This recommendation does NOT apply toVarian control software for its treatment delivery systems including the TrueBeam® system and Clinac® linear accelerator.

This recommendation is NOT for general Microsoft Service Pack updates. It is ONLY for Microsoft Operating System Security Updates.

Customers are responsible for the security and protection of their networks including maintaining current virus protection, robust firewalls, Microsoft Security Updates and a robust backup strategy. If customers have defects in their network security, it is possible for their Varian products to become infected with viruses.

Prior to releasing a Security Update, Microsoft conducts a validation of the update. Varian also validates its products with specific Microsoft Operating Systems and Service Packs and qualifies individual Microsoft Security Updates on a monthly basis. Monthly Microsoft Security Update validation summaries are accessible on MyVarian and list all Microsoft operating system updates that have been validated by Varian for use with its software.

Varian recommends that customers apply Microsoft Security Updates as they become available from Microsoft in accordance with their information technology policies. Notify the Varian Helpdesk or Customer Support immediately should you experience difficulties with Varian software after installation of a Security Update.

Applying Microsoft Security Updates will not void any of the applicable Varian product warranties or software service agreements in effect at the time of installation of the Security Update.

The information contained in this online recommendation represents the current view of Varian Medical Systems as of the date it is posted and the policy is subject to change without notice. Because we must respond to changing market conditions and are constantly evaluating how to better work with our customers and partners, the recommendations should not be interpreted as legally binding commitments, but rather as a flexible document subject to change. Similarly, we cannot guarantee that any information that is provided will be error-free or kept up to date after it is posted.

This online recommendation is for informational purposes only. VARIAN MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, BY POSTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OR ABOUT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED.