Symantec Endpoint Protection

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Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11
Developer(s)Symantec Corporation
Stable release12.1.5337.5000 (Release), RU5[1] / 18 September 2014
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
PlatformIA-32 and x86-64
TypeAntivirus and personal firewall
LicenseTrialware
Websitewww.symantec.com/business/endpoint-protection
 
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Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11
Developer(s)Symantec Corporation
Stable release12.1.5337.5000 (Release), RU5[1] / 18 September 2014
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
PlatformIA-32 and x86-64
TypeAntivirus and personal firewall
LicenseTrialware
Websitewww.symantec.com/business/endpoint-protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection, developed by Symantec Corporation, is an antivirus and personal firewall product leveled at centrally managed corporate environments security for servers and workstations.

Version history[edit]

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition was the previous offering from Symantec in this market. The last version of that was version 10.2.4 (10.2 MP1).

System support[edit]

Endpoint supports Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2 (Since 12.1.4013.4013), Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 (Since 12.1.2015.2015), Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2,[8] Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP1 or higher, and Windows 2000 - and several distributions of Linux.[8] 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 are supported, but not Itanium processors.[8]

Features[edit]

Firewall
Endpoint incorporates a rules-based firewall, as well as an anti-malware technique that Symantec calls "generic exploit blocking". The firewall is based on technology developed by Sygate Technologies, who were purchased by Symantec. Generic exploit blocking is a technique that attempts to proactively blocks malware from exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities.[9]
Proactive protection
Endpoint uses Symantec's TruScan technologies to attempt detection of unknown malware. It analyzes both "safe" and "negative" behaviors of unknown applications.[10] It also integrates Symantec's Deepsight honeypot sensors to warn of emerging threats and provide threat advisories.[11] Proactive Threat Protection feature is supported on server operating systems in version 12.1 and above.[12]
Intrusion prevention
Endpoint is able to create and enforce rules on client computers. For example, it can prevent clients from writing files to a USB flash drive. Intrusion prevention also works as IDS. Policies are enforced by TruScan. The IPS functionality acts as a first line of defence against network based attacks.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Symantec Endpoint Protection - Changelog". Symantec. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Symantec Endpoint Protection". Symantec.com. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1 RU2 and SEP 11.0 RU7 MP3". Symantec.com. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1.RU3". Symantec.com. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Release Update 4 Maintenance Patch 1A". symantec.com. 
  6. ^ "About the SYM14-013 Symantec Endpoint Protection zero-day vulnerability". symantec.com. 
  7. ^ "Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - Technical Solution". symantec.com. 
  8. ^ a b c "Symantec Endpoint Protection". Symantec.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Data Sheet: Endpoint Security" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  10. ^ Ramon Ray (2007-12-30). "How Symantec Is Changing to Better Meet Small Business Needs". Smallbiztechnology.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  11. ^ "Enpoint Security White Paper" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  12. ^ http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH92440
  13. ^ Sarrel, Matthew (2007-12-13). "Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 Review & Rating". PCMag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 

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