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What is new in SEP RU6?

Created: 05 Apr 2010 • Updated: 14 Apr 2010 | 30 comments
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 Below are the new features/tools that will be avaliable with RU6

  • Support for Mac Client.

 

  1. Symantec Endpoint Protection Client for Macintosh can be installed on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6.
  2. A Mac Client can now be managed by SEPM
  3. Install Package can be created for Mac from SEPM
  4. Policy ( AV and AVS , Liveupdate , Centralized Exceptions) can be managed from the SEPM
  5. We can Run Command on a Mac Client from SEPM

 
 

  • Scan Randomization

 

  1. A  administrator can now  select a window over time that a scheduled scan will kick off and run
  2. Scans  are RESUMABLE.

 
 

  • Data Collection – Telemetry

 

  1. SEPM will collect and Collect and send  data to Symantec for analysis.
  2. If a user wants he can opt out of these.

 
 

  • Web-Based SEPM Console

 

  1. Does not require Java Runtime on the remote client side
  2. Easy to access using Web browser
  3. Support Internet Explorer 7 & 8

 
 

  • Web-based Portal: RU6 will have a new future called Symantec Protection Center ( SPC).  The SPC console will allow  administrators the ability to manage multiple Symantec products through a Single Console. We can manage the following products from a single window.

            

  1. Symantec Endpoint Protection
  2. Symantec Web Gateway
  3. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
  4. Symantec Critical System Protection
  5. Symantec IT Analytics
  6. Symantec Brightmail Gateway

 

  • Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool (SERT).Now  we can download the SERT  from the FileConnect. The SERT will run as a recovery tool.This will be a bootable CD based on Windows PE and will also have support for disks encrypted with Symantec Endpoint Encryption

 

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P_K_'s picture

The release notes for RU6
 
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2007121216360648

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

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nhej-'s picture

You may also check this link for some information.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/overview.jsp?pid=54619&view=kb

Cheers!
"Those who Appreciate Quality Enjoy it Responsibly"
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postechgeek's picture

Awesome. We will need to download and test RU6 out.

Mike

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oliversl's picture

Excelent summary, better than the Symantec release notes ;)

Many thanks
Oliver

http://tinymailto.com/oliversl <-- my email after a captcha

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kristopherjturner's picture

Trying to find documents on the Symantec Protection Center.  The docs that come with RU6 don't talk about this.  What is the default login and password?

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P_K_'s picture

The default username and password is admin/admin.

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

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robson12's picture

a recovery tool, thats a great thing, unbelievable
robert

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gr8joon's picture

Will be sure to test it out.

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Davinci_uk's picture

Thanks for summarsing - think for us RU05 remains fine - Looks like better support for RU6

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Fatih Teke's picture

Thank you Prachand.
This is very helpfull for everyone :)

Best Regards.
Fatih

 Everything works better when everything works together.

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snekul's picture

My Mac admins will be pleased (I hope)!

Eric C. Lukens IT Security Policy and Risk Assessment Analyst University of Northern Iowa

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v_anesh's picture

But How to get that?

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P_K_'s picture

Please go to the following  site :https://fileconnect.symantec.com/
 
Enter the Serial No of the product and download the product.

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

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Bijay.Swain's picture

Recovery tool will be a great help. downloading now will what other features it has. would like to see how it recovers windows after cleaning the virus. whether windows will crash or this cd will repair windows also

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Symanticus's picture

Great article Prachand !

cheers,
AWT

/* Infrastructure Support Engineer */

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nhej-'s picture

The informations will be a great help for us. Thanks

Cheers!
"Those who Appreciate Quality Enjoy it Responsibly"
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RNishi's picture

The SEP RU6 changed more for users MAC.
Only a few bug for PC were fixed.

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Alessandro Tani's picture

Hi Prachand,

very good article, thank you very much. I have only a question, where can I find the documentation to setup Symantec Protection Center? I have upgraded SEP Manager RU5 to SEP Manager RU6, but I was not able to find any reference to Symantec Protection Center. I tried to use the setup.exe inside the DVD, but in the installation options there was not any reference to Symantec Protection Center. Can you help me?

Thank you very much,

Alex

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P_K_'s picture

Check page 43 of the admin guide
It has all the information regarding the Symantec Protection center

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

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SaltyProject's picture

Will scan randomization require RU6 on the client as well as the SEPM?   How will older clients treat a randomized scan policy?

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Frey's picture

There's also a new issue. follow this link
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/ru6-kills-ie7

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Santosh C's picture

Nice effort Prachand.

Hope SPC is very helpful.

Santosh

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jayans's picture

Hi Aravind

Excellent ya.............keep it up

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Ajit Jha's picture

Any update on the performance issue????
Why can't we have SEPM on Linux????

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

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Symanticus's picture

hm.. probably because Linux is already secure :-)

/* Infrastructure Support Engineer */

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gilbert08's picture

thanks for the info hopefully features will work accordingly

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Searinox's picture

Will we see more features such as POP3 mail filtering and Tamper Protection available for 64bit versions?

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steffen910's picture

thanks............

nice

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SymSEP's picture

what about ru6mp1, for that there is only a pdf in download , this was good as it was  short and informative.

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Tech-NO's picture

When will RU7 come???

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