What's new in Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1

Article:TECH101700  |  Created: 2006-01-15  |  Updated: 2009-01-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH101700
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Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 includes new features, as well as improvements to existing features. This document describes the new features in this release.


Includes an integrated reporting system, which enables administrators to quickly and easily review Symantec AntiVirus events and configurations, and configure
alerts. Administrators can also review the reports from a Web browser.

Includes a reporting agent that you can install on legacy Symantec AntiVirus servers, so that a reporting server can collect events from these servers as well.

Auto-Protect improvements
Protects your Symantec AntiVirus computers by blocking security risks before they install if Symantec determines that this action would not leave the computer in an unstable state.

Anti-spyware improvements
Repairs complicated risks, such as Winsock LSP and host file infections, stealthed user mode risks (rootkits), and persistent security risks that are difficult to remove or that reinstall themselves.

Security risks exclusions
Lets administrators better define their company's security policies by allowing them to exclude security risks from on-demand scans and Auto-Protect scans.

Security risk scanning improvements
Rates impact of security risks on several different factors including:
  • Privacy
  • Performance
  • Ease of removal
  • Amount of stealth risks display when they install

You can use this information to decide what security risks should be excluded from scanning.

Improved CD Start Menu
Simplifies Symantec AntiVirus installation by grouping client, server, and management component installation tasks.

Centrally managed endpoint compliance
Lets you create and manage endpoint compliance policies and determine the compliance status of endpoints that attempt to access your network.

Scanning options additions
  • Provides administrators greater control of scans by allowing them to perform the following tasks:
  • Disable startup scans.
  • Disable the Quick Scan that runs when new definitions are updated on client computers.
  • Enable user-defined scheduled scans even when the user who defined the scan is not logged in.

Promoting servers to primary management servers
Automatically copies the server group private key to a newly-promoted primary server as long as the certificate is available on the previous primary server. This process was previously done manually by the administrator.

Exchange scanning improvements
Provides automatic exclusion of files and folders from scans when an Exchange server is present on the computer where Symantec AntiVirus is installed. Administrators no longer have to exclude files and folders manually.

Internet Email Auto-Protect enhancements
Handles encrypted mail over secure POP3 and SMTP connections in pass-through mode.

Network scanning options
Improves network performance by allowing administrators to enable trust in remote versions of Auto-Protect and to use a network cache to reduce duplicate scanning across network drives and improve
file transfer speed.

Quarantine enhancements
Reduces the footprint of Symantec AntiVirus clients and servers by letting administrators configure how long quarantined items are stored on their computers.

Tamper Protection enhancements
Protects Symantec internal objects, as well as processes.

Symantec AntiVirus for Linux®
Provides real-time antivirus file protection through Auto-Protect and file system scanning on supported kernels and distributions of Red Hat® Enterprise, SuSE™ Enterprise, and Novell® Desktop Linux. Client computers are unmanaged, but administrators can configure them by using the provided command-line interface. Users can display product information and initiate a LiveUpdate from client computers.

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