Symantec Endpoint Protection

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Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11
Developer(s) Symantec Corporation
Stable release 12.1.4100.4126 (Release), RU4 MP1[1] / 03 April 2014
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Platform IA-32 and x86-64
Type Antivirus and personal firewall
License Trialware
Website www.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).

  • Version 11, September 2007 - the initial Symantec Endpoint Protection version.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition,[2] April 2009 of Symantec Endpoint Protection, (version 11), was released in
  • Version 12.1, July 2011
  • Version 12.1 RU1, 17 November 2011
  • Version 12.1 RU1 MP1, 08 May 2012
  • Version 12.1 RU2, 15 November 2012 [3]
  • Version 12.1 RU2 MP1 09 April 2013
  • Version 12.1 RU3, 06 June 2013 [4]
  • Version 12.1 RU4, 05 November 2013
  • Version 12.1 RU4a 21 February 2014
  • Version 12.1 RU4 MP1 03 April 2014
  • Version 12.1 RU4 MP1a 17 April 2014 [5]

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,[6] Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP1 or higher, and Windows 2000 - and several distributions of Linux.[6] 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 are supported, but not Itanium processors.[6]

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 proactively blocks malware from exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities.[7]
Proactive protection
Endpoint uses Symantec's TruScan technologies to facilitate detection of unknown malware. It analyzes both "safe" and "negative" behaviors of unknown applications.[8] It also integrates Symantec's Deepsight honeypot sensors to warn of emerging threats and provide threat advisories.[9] Proactive Threat Protection feature is supported on server operating systems in version 12.1 and above.[10]
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 work as IDS. Policies are enforced by TruScan. The IPS functionality acts as a first line of defence against network based attacks.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Symantec Endpoint Protection - Changelog". Symantec. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  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. ^ a b c "Symantec Endpoint Protection". Symantec.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Data Sheet: Endpoint Security" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  8. ^ Ramon Ray (2007-12-30). "How Symantec Is Changing to Better Meet Small Business Needs". Smallbiztechnology.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  9. ^ "Enpoint Security White Paper" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  10. ^ http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH92440
  11. ^ Sarrel, Matthew (2007-12-13). "Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 Review & Rating". PCMag.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 

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