Compatibility between Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac and versions of Mac OS X

Article:TECH131045  |  Created: 2010-01-17  |  Updated: 2014-09-22  |  Article URL
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What versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Mac are compatible with your version of Mac OS X?


Currently, Symantec Endpoint Protection only supports Mac OS X 10.5 and later. Specific product versions have specific system requirements.



SEP (Symantec Endpoint Protection)

  • SEP for Mac is managed only by Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) on a Windows server.
  • SEP 12.1.x does not support PowerPC processors.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 requires SEP 12.1 RU1 (12.1.1000) and later. 
  • Mac OS X 10.8 requires SEP 12.1 RU2 (12.1.2015) and later.
  • Mac OS X 10.9 requires SEP 12.1 RU4 (12.1.4013) and later.
    Changes to Gatekeeper in Mac OS X 10.9.5, which affect the installer file, are addressed with SEP 12.1 RU5.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 requires SEP 12.1 RU5 (12.1.5337).
  • Mac OS X 64-bit mode is supported.
  • You should remove legacy SAV for Mac installations before installing SEP for Mac 12.1.x.


  • IPS (intrusion prevention) is available in SEP for Mac 12.1 RU4 and later.


  • There is currently no firewall in SEP for Mac. Currently, the only Symantec firewall for Macintosh is in the consumer product line (e.g. Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall).

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