Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is blocking Check Point VPN Client

Article:TECH167057  |  Created: 2011-08-12  |  Updated: 2011-11-23  |  Article URL
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After upgrading from Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Small Business Edition (SBE) 12.0 to Symantec Endpoint Protection  (SBE) 12.1 on Windows 7 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit computer(s), the Check Point VPN software is no longer able to connect.


Event viewer shows:

Event ID 7034 - 8/4/11 4:20 PM - Error - Service Control Manager - N/A - The Check Point Endpoint Security service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 3 time(s).

Check Point Endpoint Protection Security Trace logs (TrGUI.log) show:

[ 1156 6132][12 Aug  9:14:33][tcpserver] TcpMultiPipe::pipe_socket_connect: Created m_sendingfd: 0x33c socket
[ 1156 6132][12 Aug  9:14:34][tcpserver] TcpMultiPipe::pipe_socket_connect: [SEVERE]: Failed to connect to 0x0100007f on tcp port 7778: Connection refused
[ 1156 6132][12 Aug  9:14:34][tcpserver] TcpMultiPipe::pipe_if_connect: [SEVERE]: Failed to connect to socket
[ 1156 6132][12 Aug  9:14:34][TR_API] TR_API::TrAPI::TrAPIInitThread: Critical error. breaking.
[ 1156 3448][12 Aug  9:14:34][TR_API] TR_API::TrAPI::TrAPIInit: connection to the service couldn't be established
[ 1156 3448][12 Aug  9:14:34][TR_APIWRAPPER] TrAPIWrapper::InitAPI: failed to init API.
[ 1156 3448][12 Aug  9:14:34][TrGUI] WatchDogThread::queryServiceSlot: service is still down. continue waiting
[ 1156 3448][12 Aug  9:14:37][TrGUI] WatchDogThread::queryServiceSlot: Trying to init api

[ 4252 4272][17 Aug 17:06:49][tcpserver] TcpMultiPipe::socket_init: [SEVERE]: Failed to listen on socket: Unknown Winsock error (10013)
[ 4252 4272][17 Aug 17:06:49][tcpserver] TcpMultiPipe::pipe_if_server_init: [SEVERE]: Failed to initialize SOCKET
[ 4252 4272][17 Aug 17:06:49][messaging] messaging::init: Failed to initialize pipe
[ 4252 4272][17 Aug 17:06:49][TrComInf] TrComInf::TrComInf::TrComInfInit: Failed to init messaging


  • Windows 7 SP1 (32bit) and (64bit)  English
  • "Check Point Endpoint Security Version VPN E75.10 Build 835016656"
  • "Check Point Endpoint Security Version VPN R75 Build 835002205"


This issue has been fixed in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Release Update 1 (RU1).  For information on how to obtain the latest build of Symantec Endpoint Protection, read TECH 103088: Obtaining an upgrade or update for Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec Network Access Control


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