Can the IPS component be installed independently from the Firewall component in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1?

Article:TECH162232  |  Created: 2011-06-14  |  Updated: 2011-08-04  |  Article URL
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In Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x, IPS could only be installed if the Firewall component was installed. You want to know whether this is true in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.


In Symantec Endpoint12.1 the IPS and Firewall components are not linked, and can be installed separately.

Note: If IPS is installed without the Firewall, it is not possible to automatically block the IP address of an attacker for a certain amount of time, because the temporary block rule is part of the Firewall component. In this case, the IPS component will continue to log each attack separately.

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