Best practice to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux.
|Article:TECH150596|||||Created: 2011-01-28|||||Updated: 2013-03-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH150596|
What are the best practices to follow, when installing Symantec Antivirus for Linux (SAV for Linux, SAVFL)?
There are certain requirements and pre-requisites to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux
1. Symantec AntiVirus requires a specific kernel on the system before installing Symantec AutoProtect package or otherwise you should compile your own kernel with our AutoProtect to ensure it will function properly. For a list of supported kernels please see: System requirements for Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0
2. Symantec Java LiveUpdate (JLU) requires Sun Java VM (Virtual Machine ) version 1.4 or above to ensure LiveUpdate works correctly.
3. Make sure you install JVM on usr/java folder, if it's not already installed on the system. (sudo mkdir /usr/java)
4. Newer Java VM versions include a newer version of JCE (Java Cryptography Extension), which currently does not support Symantec Antivirus for Linux.
5. To install the proper version of JCE, please download and install the attached file.
Instructions to install JCE:
(i) Unzip the attached file to find 2 files, local_policy.jar and US_export_policy.jar
(ii) Now copy these files to ../java/jre1.(version number installed)/lib/security folder
(iii) Finally select packages according to your Linux distribution, install required modules of Symantec Antivirus for Linux for your environment
Sav Core package
Savap Symantec AutoProtect
Savjlu If you are planning to use Java LiveUpdate, otherwise you can use the Intelligent Updater on definition download site.
Savui This package is required, if you have GUI on your server or workstation.
The Connect article SAV for Linux Scanning Best Practices: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide covers the importance of auto-protect scanning, necessary scan exclusions and related topics. The other articles referenced below will help assist with the installation of SAVFL.
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