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Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1.RU4

Created: 28 Oct 2013 • Updated: 31 Oct 2013 • 30 comments
Mithun Sanghavi's picture
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Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU4 has been released on October 28' 2013.

You may find the latest release, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU4, here:

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

SEP 12.1.4.jpg

 

This build's version is: 12.1.4013.4013.

This release provides extended Mac protection, Mac OS 10.9 support, Microsoft Windows 8.1 support, and security improvements, by including the following new features:

  • Support for Mac OS 10.9 “Mavericks”.

  • Mac IPS protection – Network Intrusion Prevention System based on signatures where each payload in network packet is inspected and compared against a known network attack.  If the signatures match, the packet is not allowed to go further in the TCP/IP stack.

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2. 

  • Additional Mac client features – New client UI, Update to LiveUpdate 6, Scheduled Scan options parity with Windows, and changes to Mac client packaging to support better distribution via third party deployment tools.

  • Mac client support for 4 additional localized languages; Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese.

  • SEPM Manageability enhancements – Allowing immediate critical security event notification and additional telemetry.

  • Fixes for customer reported defects.

Upgrade and Migration paths

The following Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager versions and Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows client versions can upgrade directly to version 12.1.4:

  • From 11.x to 12.1.4 (enterprise version)
  • 12.0.122.192 Small Business Edition
  • 12.0.1001.95 Small Business Edition - Release Update 1 (RU1)
  • 12.1.671.4971
  • 12.1.1000.157 - Release Update 1 (RU1), with or without maintenance patches
  • 12.1.2015.2015 - Release Update 2 (RU2), with or without maintenance patches
  • 12.1.3001.165 - Release Update 3 (RU3)
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows client versions do not support the following downgrade paths:
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x to 12.1.4 Small Business Edition
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x (enterprise version) to 12.1.4 Small Business Edition
 
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 supports a migration from Symantec AntiVirus 10.x, but does not support a migration from Symantec AntiVirus 9.x or Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection 5.x.
 
The following Symantec Endpoint Protection Mac client versions can upgrade directly to version 12.1.4:
  • From 11.x to 12.1.4
  • 12.1.671.4971
  • 12.1.1000.0157 - Release Update 1 (RU1)
  • 12.1.2015.2015 - Release Update 2 (RU2)
You must uninstall Norton products before you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Mac client. An installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection Mac over a Norton product is not supported.
 
Note: This release does not update the Symantec AntiVirus for Linux client, which remains version 1.0.14.
 
You can migrate Symantec legacy virus protection software to Symantec Endpoint Protection.
 
Migration detects and migrates installations of the following Symantec legacy virus protection software:
  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.x
  • Symantec Client Security 3.x
Migration from the following legacy products are not supported:
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.x or earlier
  • Symantec Client Security 2.x
  • Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection 5.x
You can upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection from Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x or Small Business Edition 12.0, or to a new release update of 12.1.
 
You can upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition from Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0, or to a new release update of 12.1.
 
Check - 
 
Knowledgebase Articles for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4(RU4)
 

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Dano Symantec Connect's picture

I am not sure I trust this post.

The usual URL to enter your license number is 

https://licensing.symantec.com/acctmgmt/fileconnect/FileConnectSerialNumber.jsp

Not

flexnetoperations.com

Can someone please check that.

thanks

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, you can download from that link as well.

The URL given in the post is for Symantec Flexnetoperations (previously Symantec Fileconnect)

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

whereas 

Your URL would take the user (if not logged in) to login page to the my.symantec.com

https://my.symantec.com/webapp/faces/login;jsessionid=C4vLSnJMTsYxSlDVcxTsh41Cn6nyfpKXq271CSrz5RKv82cHKyGn!-860912345?_requestid=26555&_afrLoop=289889257873000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D289889257873000%26ct%3Dus%26lg%3Den%26_requestid%3D26555%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dyat9ughxf_4

Hope that helps!!

 

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

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Umetri_ChJ's picture

I only see 12.1 from June 2011 when logging in to the portal and entering our 12.1 serial number.

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pete_4u2002's picture

is the serial number still valid ?

 

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Rash_M's picture

Thank mithun for sharing this information,

Just want to confirm whether I will be able to download SEP 12.1 RU4 now or wht?

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Trace's picture

When I accessed the portal with SEP12.1 serial number I could only see the old version 12.1.3. But when I entered a Protection Suite Enterprise 4.0 serial number then I got access to the latest version 12.1.4. Don't know why, possibly the update with the new version is still in progress on fileconnect.

By the way, it's a good thing that they've finally included the tool CleanWipe inside the SEPM tools. We don't need to bother support for that anymore.

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pete_4u2002's picture

yes, cleanwipe will be part of tools\ folder :-)

wait for couple of days more for the the SW to be updated on fileconnect.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

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

Do not panic. It would be uploaded to all the accounts as the process of uploading to all accounts is in process.

In case you do not see the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU4 version on Symantec Flexnetoperations (earlier Symantec Fileconnect), you may see the same in coming few days.

Secondly, The Latest version of CleanWipe is 12.1.4013.4013 is present in Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_12.1.4_Part2_Tools_EN\CleanWipe

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

They can help you with a Temporary License Number.

Phone number: 1-800-721-3934
Email: license@symantec.com

Hope that helps!!

 

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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Clint's picture

Any news on adding support for Windows To Go?  Was hoping it might show up in 12.1.4 but I don't see it listed.

Clint

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Hi Clint,

Windows 8 and 8.1 will be supported in 12.1 RU4, but Windows To Go is not supported.

You may wish to lend your support to this proposed enhancement request:

Support for "Windows To Go" on Windows 8
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/support-windows-go-windows-8

 

 

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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Sumit G's picture

Any other more changes rather than Window 8.1 compatibility?

Regards

Sumit G.

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John Santana's picture

Yes, I wonder if there is any improvements or any bug fixes in this release ?

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John Santana
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Mick2009's picture

This article contains a list that may be of interest to followers of this thread:

 

New fixes and features in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH211972

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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Thanks Mick.

Kind regards,

John Santana
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Fnark's picture

Hello guys,

Any update on when we will be able to download version 12.4?

I've been checking my.symantec.com available downloads, and I can only see up to 12.2.

We have deployed Win8.1 and really need SEP to work

 

Thank you

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Fnark's picture

That's weird, I can only see up to version 12.1.2, while our subscription is valid until mid 2015.

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sunrisepcsupport's picture

The information provided in this Blog is too much relevant. The link you provided for the AntiVirus Support is Awesome. It provides good support for the Virus Removal. Our company sunrisesupport provide support on various products.

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rickl8237's picture

Where can I find additional disk space requirements for the installation, both during and after.  I'll be upgrading from 12.1.1000.157 RU1.

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SHM's picture

SEP 12.1 RU4 downloads consist of Part 1 Installation, Part 2 Tools and SEPM.  Does one need to run all three in order to upgrade from 12.1?  If so, in what order?  If not, which do need to be run.  Thank you!

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part 1 contains all the installs (SEPM and clients).

The SEPM upgrade will be in the SEPM folder under Part 1 once extracted. You run the setup.exe

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

You need only SEPM setup to complete the upgrade process.

Downoad SEPM setup and can perform upgrade to 12.1 ru4.

However you can download both part1 & part 2 as well if required in the future.

In part1 you will again see SEPM setup but along with 32 bit and 64bit unmanaged client setup

Part 2 contains PDF files & additional tools provided by Symantec.

 

Chetan Savade
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SHM's picture

Great!  Thank you for the help!

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Check this Article:

Understanding the Downloads of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 available on Symantec FileConnect website.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/understanding-downloads-symantec-endpoint-protection-sep-121-available-symantec-fileconnect

Hope that helps!!

 

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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HotRob's picture

I see there is now a 12.1.4a avaliable

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So what's the different between Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_12.1.4a_Part1_Installation_EN.exe

and the other version without a letter ?
 

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12.1.4a fixes a vuln in the SEPM. Clients are not affected, only SEPM.

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