Updated 16th July'12
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition incorporates many of the features from the enterprise edition. It is designed for small-to-medium businesses with up to 250 clients. Previous version used to support only 100 computers.
SEP 12.1 SBE provides several improvements over previous versions, including additional operating system, platform, and browser support, improved installation process, streamlined performance, enhanced management features, and new support for virtual environments.
Go through : System Requirements for SBE 12.1
Additional Supported Operating Systems from SBE 12.1 RU1
Windows Small Business Server 2003
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Windows XP Embedded SP3 and later
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Macintosh client now supports Mac OS 10.7 Lion.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the Symantec Endpoint Protection client now support the following additional virtual platforms:
- VMware Workstation 7.0 or later
- VMware ESXi 4.0.x or later
- VMware ESX 4.0.x or later
- VMware Server 2.0.1
- Citrix XenServer 5.1 or later
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager now supports the following Web browsers:
- Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
- Firefox 3.6, 4.0
Firefox 5.0 is not supported at this point.
The following notifications are pre-defined and operational after a fresh installation of SEP SBE 12.1 or upgrade from SEP 12.0:
SEP SBE 12.0 > SEP SBE 12.1 (SBE Upgrade)
Keeps the same license
SEP SBE 12.O or SBE 12.1 > SEP 12.1 (EE upgrade)
Remove old licenses, adds and activates upgrade license
In which scenerio's customer may upgrade from SBE to EE
To know the SPC upgrade process please go through the following Article or Video
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition clients will upgrade automatically once the Symantec Protection Center has been upgraded. No further action is required on your part to complete the upgrade process
If you would like to manually upgrade the clients to the latest version please see:
However, To disable the auto-upgrade feature for clients
- Login to the Symantec Protection Center Console.
- Select the Computers page.
- Under My Company select the group that includes the clients you would like to prevent from using the auto-upgrade feature.
- Under Tasks select Edit the group properties.
- Click the checkbox for Disable Automatic Client Package Updates.
- Click OK.