Installing Symantec Protection Engine on Linux

Article:HOWTO79614  |  Created: 2012-09-27  |  Updated: 2012-09-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO79614
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Installing Symantec Protection Engine on Linux

You can install Symantec Protection Engine to run with the rights and privileges of a system user other than root or superuser.

Select one of the following procedures for the type of installation or upgrade that you want to perform:

To initiate the installer for Linux

  1. Log in to the computer on which you want to install Symantec Protection Engine as root.

  2. Change directories to the location where the SymantecProtectionEngine.sh file is located on the product CD.

    <drive>:\Symantec_Protection_Engine\RedHat\

  3. Type the following command:

    ./SymantecProtectionEngine.sh

To install Symantec Protection Engine on Linux

  1. Indicate the location where JRE 5.0 (update 13 or later), JRE 6.0 (update 21 or later), or JRE 7.0 (update 03 or later) is located.

    You only need to provide this information if the installer does not find the appropriate version.

    JRE 5.0 (update 13 or later), JRE 6.0 (update 21 or later), or JRE 7.0 (update 03 or later) must be installed to continue the product installation.

    Symantec Protection Engine supports only 32-bit versions of Java Runtime Environment. Symantec Protection Engine cannot be installed with 64-bit JRE versions.

  2. After you review with the Symantec License Agreement , press Y to indicate that you agree with the terms of the agreement.

    If you indicate No, the installation is canceled.

  3. Select the location to install Symantec Protection Engine, and then press Enter.

    The default location is /opt/SYMCScan.

  4. When you are prompted whether you want Symantec Protection Engine to run as root, select one of the following settings:

    Yes

    Symantec Protection Engine is installed to run as root.

    No

    Symantec Protection Engine is installed not to run as root.

    Default setting.

  5. If you selected not to run Symantec Protection Engine as root, type the user account that you want to use.

    The user account must already exist.

  6. Select the port number on which the Web-based console listens.

    The default port number is 8004. If you change the port number, use a number that is greater than 1024 that is not in use by any other program or service. You can disable the console by typing 0. If you disable the console, you can configure Symantec Protection Engine by editing the configuration data XML file.

    See Edit the Symantec Protection Engine configuration files.

  7. Specify the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) port number on which encrypted files are transmitted for increased security.

    The default SSL port number is (8005). If this port is already in use, specify an SSL port that is not in use by any other program or service. Use a port number that is greater than 1024.

  8. Type a password for the administrative account, and then confirm the password by typing it again.

  9. Press Y to specify if you want to enable URL filtering and download URL definitions.

    You can also change the setting after installation. Go to Policies > Filtering > URL to enable this option.

    The installer proceeds from this point with the installation.

    See Symantec Protection Engine post-installation tasks

See About installing Symantec Protection Engine.


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