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Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1.RU3

Created: 05 Jun 2013 • Updated: 06 Jun 2013 • 21 comments
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Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU3 has been released on June 6 2013.

You may find the latest release, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU3, here:

https://symantec.flexnetoperations.com/control/symc/registeranonymouslicensetoken

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This build's version is: 12.1.3001.165

Upgrade and Migration paths

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can upgrade seamlessly over the following:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2100.2093 (RU2 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2015.2015 (RU2)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1101.401 (RU1 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1000.157 (RU1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.671.4971 (RTM)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x (can be upgraded to enterprise version only)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can migrate installations of the following legacy Symantec products:

  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x.
  • Symantec Client Security 3.x
  • Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (client only)

This Symantec Release build contains:

  • Resolution of 120 customer defects
  • Updated third party components to resolve security vulnerabilities
  • Integration of customer fixes from the previous SEP 11.0.7.4 release
  • Integration with Insight for Private Clouds appliance
  • SONAR and IPS intelligent updater (IU) support
  • Support for SONAR User Mode Hooking
  • FIPS 140-2 certification (pending validation by external vendor)
  • Ability to restore clean files from quarantine
  • Inclusion of SAV for Linux clients in reporting
  • Support for Outlook 2013 (Outlook Auto-Protect)
  • Support for Exchange 2013 server (auto-exclusions)

The following components are unchanged in this release: Mac client, Linux client, Enforcer, Security Virtual Appliance (SVA).

 

KnowledgeBase Articles:

Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163829

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, and Symantec Network Access Control 12.1.3 Release Notes

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6549

New fixes and features in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH206828

System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise and Small Business Editions, and Network Access Control 12.1.2 and 12.1.3

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195325

Upgrading or migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH206823

Supported and unsupported upgrade and migration paths for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO84762

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Mick2009's picture

"Thumbs up!"

Just adding two extra links for those who wish to "patch" their existing 12.1's up to RU3 directly.  These patches are very useful for unmanaged/self-managed clients:

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU3 Client-only patches
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH206977 
 

Symantec Network Access Control 12.1 RU3 Client-only patch
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH206979 
 

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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GreenMachine16's picture

These two links open only in Chinese (or something asian).  Know where to find the English version of the SEP RU3 patch?

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_Brian's picture

Working fine when I open. Shows English and the download is there.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

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GreenMachine16's picture

Okay, figured it out.  For some reason it opens in Chinese using Google Chrome (and no files), but opens in English using IE (v10).  Never seen that bug before.  Thanks!

(P.S. NSA, if you're listening, you might want to check this out.  Looks fishy.)

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abhishek8866's picture

Oh! great. This is a good news and was looking forward to this release.

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technical_specialist's picture

Great Mithun and Mick to save all 12.3 link in a single blog.

But when it will be reflect in file connect, I have open the File connect and found only 12.1 RU2 version listed here.

No entry of 12.1 RU3?

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pperry803's picture

I'm not seeing 12.1.3 either on FileConnect. I've tried several of my customers' serial numbers too.

Pete

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vinu283's picture

Hi

I want to upgrade my environment from 12.1 ru 1 (12.1.1101.401 (RU1 MP1)) to this new version can any one help me on this by providing screen shots

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Craig Drake's picture

12.1 RU3 still not showing in Fileconnect for me either. 

-Craig

 

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_Brian's picture

Call Symantec,  they'll get you a temp serial to get access.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

This usually happens with the users carrying the Symantec Protection Suite.

In case you do not see the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU3 version on Symantec Flexnetoperations (earlier Symantec Fileconnect), you may see the same in coming few days.

However, incase you need it very urgently, you may contact the  Symantec Licensing Department.

They can help you with a Temporary License Number.

Website: http://symantec.custhelp.com
Phone number: 1-800-721-3934
Email: license@symantec.com

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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TRL's picture

I have to say the support on upgrades is very poor. I have been on the phone for over 45 minutes while someone keeps telling me the upgrade is there. Then I 'm told it is not as I need a special licnese. I am then told to manage my case thru the portal but my case does not show up in MySymantec.

 

Also the file connect has reduced the information around the files. There are no date or full version numbers.

 

Also no notification around upgrades.

 

Poor job.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Did you receive any response from the Symantec Licensing Department?

Try the Email: license@symantec.com

Secondly, in case you haven't received any response then please PM me your Name, Registered Email Address and Phone number.

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Jwelina's picture

Hello Mithun,

Great show ,Good news for us

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Jwelina's picture

Hello Mithun,

Great show ,Good news for us

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

SONAR and IPS Intelligent updater (IU) are now available on :

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/definitions.jsp

NOTE: These SONAR and IPS Intelligent updater are only for SEP 12.1 RU3.

Hope that helps!!

 

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

Don't forget to mark your thread as 'SOLVED' with the answer that best helped you.

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Mick2009's picture

 

"Thumbs up!" Additional details can be found in:
 
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH190343  
 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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Marty Kuklinski's picture

1st think I noticed when I went to the site is that the last upgrade was June 2011.  It wasn't until I went to the files that I saw the 12.1.3 files.

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Skiextreme2013's picture

Can anyone assist me with a question please?  We have a current SEPM in place that is running version 12.1.2015.2015 with a database of just over 4GB with over 100 clients.

 

I've had some issues with the DB in our new enviornment v12.1.3001.165.  Today I did a restore because our original database had become corrupt and grew to almost 30GB.  Keep in mind this is with 5 or 6 test clients on the SEPM.

I just did a restore this morning and the DB is now down to 6GB.  Can anyone elaborate as to why this DB is so large, when our current production envionrment is quite a bit smaller with about 20X more clients??

 

The database is embedded.  Did something change in the way the DB is built in 12.1 RU3?  I'm just trying to understand and explain to management why this is using up so much HD space.  Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

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kimberlyw's picture

Hi Skiextreme2013,

 

In order to determine root cause of the issue we would need to look at the data. We would have you run a symhelp tool to collect all data and then do an analysis. Things we would look at are the tomcat logs for errors, warnings, failures, we would also look at the size of the sem5 log as well as the number of content revisions you are holding on to. From this analysis we would determine root cause. The issue would have to be occuring at the time you gathered the data.

 

Thank you,

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