Which features should you install on the client?

Article:HOWTO81072  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-10-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81072
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Which features should you install on the client?

When you deploy the client using the Client Deployment Wizard, you must choose the feature set. The feature set includes multiple protection components that are installed on the client. You can select a default feature set or select individual components. Decide which feature set to install based on the role of the computers, and the level of security or performance that the computers need.

Table: Recommended feature set by computer role lists the protection technologies you should install on client computers based on their role.

Table: Recommended feature set by computer role

Client computer role

Recommended feature set

Workstations, desktop, and laptop computers

Full Protection for Clients

Includes all protection technologies. Appropriate for laptops, workstations, and desktops. Includes the full download protection and mail protocol protection.


Whenever possible, use Full Protection for maximum security.


Full Protection for Servers

Includes all protection technologies except mail protocol protection. Appropriate for any servers that require maximum network security.

High-throughput servers

Basic Protection for Servers

Includes Virus and Spyware Protection and Download Protection. Appropriate for any servers that require maximum network performance.

See Configuring client installation package features.

See About client deployment methods.

See Preparing for client installation.

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