Migrating from Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 or later
|Article:HOWTO80791|||||Created: 2012-10-24|||||Updated: 2013-10-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55068|
The discontinued products Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition (SAV) 10.x and Symantec Client Security (SCS) 3.x have reached End of Support Life (EOSL). The recommended replacement for your Symantec legacy product is Symantec Endpoint Protection. If you have not already migrated to Symantec Endpoint Protection, it is important to do so. This article helps you simplify the process of migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Migration tasks include:
Table: Reasons to migrate
End of Support Life (EOSL) for Symantec AntiVirus / Client Security
On July 4, 2012, the legacy security products Symantec AntiVirus and Symantec Client Security reached End of Support Life (EOSL). Symantec no longer provides technical support or product updates.
For more information on End of Life (EOL) and End of Support Life (EOSL) for these products, see: End of Life announcement for Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x provides greater protection than antivirus alone
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x offers a much broader suite of protection technologies than the legacy Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security. Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the following protection components:
For an overview of the features in Symantec Endpoint Protection, see the following video: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Complete Tour
For more information on these protection technologies, see:
For more information on the benefits of using intrusion prevention, see: Best practices regarding Intrusion Prevention System technology
Table: Planning the migration
Obtain Symantec Endpoint Protection
If you have a current maintenance contract for your legacy product, you are already entitled to download Symantec Endpoint Protection.
To download Symantec Endpoint Protection using your serial number from your licensing documentation, see: Obtaining the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec Network Access Control
If your maintenance or your support contract has expired, or is about to expire, see Symantec's renewals website for information on how to renew: http://www.symantec.com/products/renewals/
For more information on the supported migration paths to Symantec Endpoint Protection, see: Supported Upgrade paths to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
Preinstallation check and system requirements
The system requirements are different for the installation of the management console and the client software.
To determine whether a system meets these minimum requirements, you can download a support tool from the following location: Symantec Help (SymHelp)
Import legacy settings
You are not required to import legacy settings from the Symantec System Center into the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with the Migration Wizard.
For a list of imported settings, reasons to use the Migration Wizard, and how to migrate if you choose not to import legacy settings, see the following knowledge base document:
FAQs and best practices
For a list of frequently asked questions about planning the migration, see:
Table: Implementing the migration
Prepare for legacy migration from within the Symantec System Center
Perform the following tasks to prepare your legacy installation for migration:
For additional technical information, see your Symantec legacy virus protection software documentation on the following product pages:
Install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, and migrate legacy group and policy settings when prompted
Use the Migration Wizard to import the legacy group settings and policy settings from your Symantec AntiVirus server. The Migration Wizard appears after you install and configure the management console. You can also click> > > .
You can also adjust the migrated group settings and policy settings after you import them.
For more information on how to perform common tasks between the Symantec System Center and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, see: Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.x reference guide for Symantec System Center users
For a video tour of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console, see: Product Tour of the Endpoint Protection 12.1 Management Console
Deploy the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software
Deploy the client to the new client computers.
Table: After the migration
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