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Powered by Insight, Endpoint Protection is the fastest, most powerful endpoint antivirus software solution you can buy for both virtual and physical systems. Endpoint Protection provides state-of-the-art defense against all types of attacks and seamlessly integrates the essential antivirus security tools you need into a single, high performance agent with a single management console. Endpoint Protection provides leading antivirus protection without slowing you down.

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Key Features
Unrivaled security. Blazing performance. Built for Virtual Environments.
  • State-of-the-art antivirus software from the world leader in security
  • Built to secure your virtual infrastructure
  • Integrated antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention as well as device control and application control
  • Requires only a single agent
  • Powerful central management of security for physical and virtual Windows and Mac endpoints
  • Enables instant upgrade to self-enforced network access control without additional software deployment
  • Antispyware and antivirus programs for Windows, Mac and Linux clients
  • Seamless migration from previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection
Key Benefits
  • Stops malware such as viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, bots, zero-day threats and rootkits.
  • Prevents security outbreaks thus reducing administrative overhead.
  • Powerful antivirus protection of both physical and virtual environments.
  • Lowers total cost of ownership for endpoint security.
System Requirements
Client Workstations and Servers

Processor
Note: Itanium processors are not supported

  • 32-bit processor for Windows: 1-GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent minimum (Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent recommended)
  • 32-bit processor for Mac: Intel Core Solo, Intel Core
  • 64-bit processor for Windows: 2-GHz Pentium 4 with x86-64 support or equivalent minimum.
  • 64-bit processor for Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Quad-Core Xeon

Windows Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (32-bit, SP2 or later; 64-bit, all SPs)
  • Windows XP Embedded
  • Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Embedded
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)

Mac OS

  • Mac OS (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
  • Mac OS X Server 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
Linux Operating Systems
(32-bit and 64-bit versions)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise (server/desktop)
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Fedora

Hardware

  • 512 MB of RAM, or higher if required by the operating system
  • 1 GB RAM minimum (2-4 GB recommended) for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 (all editions), and Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • 900 MB of free space on the hard disk
Manager

Processor
Note: Intel Itanium IA-64 and PowerPC processors are not supported.

  • 32-bit processor: 1-GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent minimum (Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent recommended)
  • 64-bit processor: 2-GHz Pentium 4 with x86-64 support or equivalent minimum

Windows Operating Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP (32-bit, SP3 or later; 64-bit, all SPs)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)

Hardware

  • Note: If you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the SQL database on the same computer, a minimum of 4 GB of RAM is recommended.

32-bit systems

  • 1 GB of RAM, 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit operating systems, or higher if required by the operating system
  • 4 GB or more free space on the hard drive

64-bit systems

  • 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit operating systems, or higher if required by the operating system
  • 4 GB or more free space on the hard drive

Web browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or 4.0
Database
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes an embedded database. You may also choose to use one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2000, SP4 or later
  • SQL Server 2005, SP2 or later
  • SQL Server 2008
New Features
Unrivaled security. Blazing performance. Built for Virtual Environments.
We’ve worked hard to further the unrivaled security and blazing performance for which Symantec Endpoint Protection is known. Built for virtual environments it has dramatically improved performance, and a new state-of-the-art protection system – Symantec Insight. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 includes hundreds of new features for improved security, performance and management.
Symantec Insight

Symantec Insight is the only system in the world that tracks the age, prevalence and security rating of nearly every program file on the internet. Because Insight knows what files are new or changed, Insight takes the most important advantage of cyber-criminals, their ability to generate millions of unique threats, and turns it against them.

  • Real Time SONAR 3: Replacing Symantec’s TruScan technology, this version of SONAR examines programs as they run, identifying and stopping malicious behavior even of new and previously unknown threats.
  • Browser Intrusion Prevention: Integrates into leading browsers to scan for attacks directed at browser vulnerabilities.
  • Antivirus for Mac and Linux
  • Faster central console: Optimized database to increase responsiveness.
  • Smart Scheduler: Stays out of your way by performing non-critical security tasks when your computer is idle.
  • Enhanced client deployment: Improved wizards and more deployment options will allow new installs and upgrades to be faster and easier than ever before.
  • Built for Virtual Environments: Enhanced to help protect your virtual infrastructure. Symantec Endpoint Protection can white list baseline images, maintain a shared scan cache, randomize scans and updates, scan offline images and automatically identify and manage virtual clients.
  • SEP Manager Integration with Symantec Workflow: Optimizes efficiency, enforces processes and policies, and automates redundant tasks by integrating the SEP Manager with Symantec Workflow.
  • The Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool and Power Eraser: The Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool repairs severely infected PCs. The tool creates a self-booting CD or USB stick with Symantec’s most powerful malware removal technology. The tool boots the computer into a specialized, virus free state so that malware can be safely removed.
  • Advanced Reporting and Analytics: Symantec Endpoint Protection now includes The Altiris IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Pack. ITA complements and expands upon the traditional reporting offered by Symantec Endpoint Protection by incorporating multi-dimensional analysis and robust graphical reporting in an easy to use dashboard.
  • Third Party Product Removal: Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the ability to automatically remove existing installations of over 30 competitive endpoint security products for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 prior to the installation of the Endpoint Protection client.
In the News
Tolly Report – Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 vs, Trend Micro Deep Security 8 – Anti–virus Performance in Vmware ESX Virtual Environments
05/07/2012
Tolly Group recently conducted benchmark testing of performance of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 and Trend Micro Deep Security 8 in virtual environments.
Dennis Technology Labs – Virtual Desktop Malware Defence Testing Results
05/04/2012
Compares the effectiveness of anti-malware products designed to run in virtual desktop environments.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, 2012
02/03/2012
In Gartner’s 2012 Endpoint Protection Platform Magic Quadrant report, Symantec is once again named as a leader.
PassMark Software – Enterprise Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks – Windows 7
07/29/2011
An objective performance testing on five publicly available enterprise endpoint protection products and an RTM version of Endpoint Protection 12.
Dennis Technology Labs – Endpoint Anti-Virus Protection Test 2011
07/26/2011
A head-to-head comparison test of Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection and Symantec Endpoint Protection.
AV-Test – Comparative Real World Testing Report
02/10/2011
In January 2011, AV-Test GmbH performed a comparative review of 7 corporate endpoint security products to determine their real-world protection capabilities. The test was designed to challenge the products against 0-day attacks from the Internet, which includes the most common infection vectors these days.

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