What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.2

Article:HOWTO81450  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81450
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What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.2

Table: New features in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.2 describes the new features in the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition.

Table: New features in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.2

Feature

Description

System requirements

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition now supports additional new platforms and configurations.

You can now install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012

You can now install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition client on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

  • Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion

  • Mac OS X case-sensitive formatted volumes

You can now use Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

  • Google Chrome

For the complete list of system requirements:

See the knowledge base article: Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control

Installation

The Client Deployment Wizard includes the following changes:

You can download and run a new diagnostic tool on the management server and client to help you diagnose common issues before and after installation. The Symantec Help tool enables you to resolve product issues yourself instead of calling Support.

See Troubleshooting computer issues with the Symantec Help support tool.

See the knowledge base article at the following URL: Symantec Help (SymHelp)

Remote management

Symantec Endpoint Protection provides public support to remotely manage and monitor the client and the management server. New Web services let you write your own tools to perform the following tasks remotely:

  • Run commands on the client to remediate threat situations.

  • Export policies from the server.

  • Apply policies to clients across servers.

  • Monitor license status and content status on the management server.

Documentation and other tools for remote monitoring and management support appear in the Web services SDK, located in the following folder on the installation disc: /Tools/Integration/ SEPM_WebService_SDK

Windows 8 features

  • Support for the Microsoft Windows 8 style user interface, including toast notifications for critical events.

  • Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

  • Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) support provides a Microsoft-supported way for anti-malware software to start before all other third-party components. In addition, vendors can now control the launching of third-party drivers, depending on trust levels. If a driver is not trusted, it can be removed from the boot sequence. ELAM support makes more efficient rootkit detection possible.

    See Adjusting the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition early launch anti-malware (ELAM) options.

Protection features

Virus and Spyware Protection:

  • Full support for the Microsoft Windows 8 style user interface.

Exceptions:

  • Added support for HTTPS in trusted Web domain exceptions.

  • Common variables in exceptions now apply to 64-bit applications as well as 32-bit applications.

    See Excluding a file or a folder from scans.

LiveUpdate

A link on the client Status page now lets end users quickly and easily confirm that the client has the most current content. The link displays the content version dialog box, where a new column lists the last time that the client checked each content type for updates. Users can be more confident that their client updates correctly and has the latest protection.


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