Symantec Endpoint Protection

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11
Developer(s) Symantec Corporation
Stable release 12.1.6306.6100 (Release), RU6 MP1[1] / 28 July 2015
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] of Symantec Endpoint Protection, (version 11), was released in April 2009
  • Version 12.1, July 2011
  • Version 12.1 RU1, (12.1.1000.157) 17 November 2011
  • Version 12.1 RU1 MP1, (12.1.1101.401) 8 May 2012
  • Version 12.1 RU2, (12.1.2015.2015) 15 November 2012 [3]
  • Version 12.1 RU2 MP1 (12.1.2100.2093) 9 April 2013
  • Version 12.1 RU3, (12.1.3001.165) 6 June 2013 [4]
  • Version 12.1 RU4, (12.1.4013.4013) 5 November 2013
  • Version 12.1 RU4a (12.1.4023.4080) 13 February 2014
  • Version 12.1 RU4 MP1 (12.1.4100.4126) 19 March 2014
  • Version 12.1 RU4 MP1a (12.1.4104.4130) 16 April 2014 [5]
  • Version 12.1 RU4 MP1b (12.1.4112.4156) 29 July 2014 [6]
  • Version 12.1 RU5 (12.1.5337.5000) 18 September 2014 [7]
  • Version 12.1 RU6 (12.1.6168.6000) 9 May 2015 [8]
  • Version 12.1 RU6 MP1 (12.1.6306.6100) 28 July 2015 [9]

System support[edit]

Endpoint Protection supports Windows 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0 and 7.1, & Oracle Linux (OEL) 6U5 Since 12.1.6168.6000 [10] 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,[11] Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP1 or higher, and Windows 2000 - and several distributions of Linux.[11] 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 are supported as well, but in terms of Itanium and PowerPC processors, those are not supported.[11]

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.[12]
Proactive protection
Endpoint uses Symantec's TruScan technologies to attempt detection of unknown malware. It analyzes both "safe" and "negative" behaviors of unknown applications.[13] It also integrates Symantec's Deepsight honeypot sensors to warn of emerging threats and provide threat advisories.[14] Proactive Threat Protection feature is supported on server operating systems in version 12.1 and above.[15]
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.[16]


External links[edit]