Configuring a connection between an Enforcer appliance and a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:HOWTO81652  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81652
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Configuring a connection between an Enforcer appliance and a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

You must establish communication between the Enforcer appliance and the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the Enforcer console. You must have also completed the installation of the Enforcer appliance and the configuration of the internal and the external NICs on the Enforcer appliance.

See About installing an Enforcer appliance.

If you want to establish communication between an Enforcer appliance and the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on an Enforcer console, you need the following information:

  • IP address of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

    Check with the administrator of the server on which the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager has been installed to obtain the IP address.

  • Enforcer group name to which you want to assign the Enforcer appliance

    After you finish configuring the Enforcer group name for the Enforcer appliance, the group name automatically registers on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  • Port number on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager that is used to communicate with the Enforcer appliance.

    The default port number is 8014.

  • The encrypted password that was created during the initial installation of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

To configure a connection between an Enforcer appliance and a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

  1. At the command line on the console of an Enforcer appliance, type configure.

  2. Type the following command:

    spm ip ipaddress group Enforcer group name http port number key encrypted password

    You can use the following example as a guideline:

    spm ip 192.168.0.64 group CorpAppliance 
    http 8014 key symantec

    This example configures the Enforcer appliance to communicate with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager that has an IP address 192.168.0.64 in the CorpAppliance group. It uses HTTP protocol on port 8014 with an encrypted password or preshared secret of symantec.

  3. Check the communication status of Enforcer appliance and the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    See Checking the communication status of an Enforcer appliance on the Enforcer console.

  4. Configure, deploy, and install or download client software if you have not already done so.

    To allow guests (unmanaged client computers) to automatically download Symantec Network Access Control On-Demand Clients, configure a Gateway Enforcer to manage the automatic downloading process.

    See Enabling Symantec Network Access Control On-Demand clients to temporarily connect to a network.



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