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Protection Center 2.0 Has Hit The Streets- See What Our Beta Customers Are Saying

Created: 31 Jul 2011 • Updated: 23 Aug 2011 • 9 comments
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Friday July 29th Symantec Protection Center 2.0 was released for General Availability. This release focused on extending the integrations found in our 1.0 release, third party products and the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to provide existing Symantec customers with relevant, actionable security intelligence. See below for an overview of the release and what our beta customers are saying! Protection Center is a free product, available at no additional charge for existing Symantec customers.

Response from Beta Customers

“One stop shop.. In my book it will empower my team.” – Fortune 500 financial services organization
“Install was easy, simply brilliant!” – European IT Value Added Reseller (VAR)
“Already plugging this to my clients, big time” – Enterprise IT Value Added Reseller (VAR)
“Will absolutely recommend to customers with integrated products” – Government IT Value Added Reseller (VAR)

What’s New in Protection Center 2.0 

  • 3rd Party Technology Program- Symantec Technology Enabled Partner (STEP) program
  • Three Levels of Integration for Symantec and Third Party Products- Single Sign on, Data Collection and Process Automation
  • Expanded Global Threat Data- Real-time threat information from Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network is displayed on user dashboards and cross product reports
  • Dashboard Notifications- Prioritized feed of infrastructure, security and global intelligence alerts, based on users administrative rights and event severity
  • Data Mapping of Security Events- Creates associations between events in your security environment
  • Cross Product Reporting- Prebuilt reports display trends across malware, email, asset for endpoint and messaging environments
  • Prebuilt Workflow Templates- Out of the box process automation for Symantec Endpoint Protection

 

Product Screenshots

Protection Center Dashboard
Homepage displays alerts from local environment as well as the Symantec Global Intelligence Network. Alerts are based on the user’s role and administrative rights to integrated products. 

Single Sign On
Seamless access to connected Symantec products through a single console, reducing password management overhead and providing enhanced authentication services through Active Directory integration.

Cross Product Reporting 
Prebuilt, filterable reports deliver trending analysis across malware, spam and assets.

Process Automation
Prebuilt workflow templates can be executed directly from the Protection Center console.

Already a Symantec Customer? Learn How to Get Started with Symantec Protection Center Today (Why not? It's Free!)

New Customers- Contact your local Symantec sales representative for more information or call 1-800-745-6054, or Find Your Local Partner

Learn more about Symantec Protection Center at go.symantec.com/protection-center

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MaRRuT@CC's picture

is it the last version from symbeta or a different 1 and when will it be released for download in file connect?

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My appologies for not including this earlier.

The Symantec Protection Center 2.0 download is not on the initial landing page. On the fileconnect page you simply need to select one of the language versions, for example International English, and then you will see the SPC 2.0 download. In this case the file name is: Symantec_Protection_Center_2.0_ML.zip.

Russ Scovel
Inside Systems Engineer

Altiris SOS – Endpoint Management and Mobility
Symantec Corporation 
www.symantec.com

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Greetings Martin!

The last version from SymBeta (2.0.0.419) was the Release Candidate 1 build, and yes, that is the same build that was released.

This means that anyone with the 2.0.0.419 build installed will NOT have to reinstall again, unless they want to move it to another piece of hardware, or environment. Rather than reinstalling they could try to do a backup and restore using the Symantec System Recovery (SSR) backup software. We have SSR 2011 included with SPC 2.0. And of course, only production quality systems should be used in the production environment.

The SPC 2.0 download is available currently on the fileconnect site with the supported products, and not as a standalone download.

You can currently use your serial number from any of the latest versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) 12.1, Control Compliance Suite (CCS) 10.5.1, Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition (SPS EE) 4.x, or SPS EE for Gateway 4.0 to download the SPC 2.0 ISO. It is zipped up and will need to be extracted, and then burned to a DVD.

I would look for Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) 9.5 and Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) 6.5.5 to be released on fileconnect in the near future.

During initial setup it is advised to make sure all of the LiveUpdates have been downloaded and installed, as we have released LiveUpdates to update EULA's and other information for several of the products.

Thank you

Russ Scovel
Inside Systems Engineer

Altiris SOS – Endpoint Management and Mobility
Symantec Corporation 
www.symantec.com

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MaRRuT@CC's picture

I've upgraded my licences and everything is viewable now =)
Good to hear i don't need to update! Let's see how fast SPC will grow...

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thatdude's picture

How can we update the Symantec Endpoint Protection pages SPC version 1.0 link to point to the SPC 2.0?

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btowne's picture

If you have a Beta version of SPC (not build 2.0.419) then you will need to reinstall SPC using the GA version that is availablie on FileConnect as instructed above.

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thatdude's picture

When will the ipad app be released? Is Symantec Web Gateway currently integrated into SPC 2.0? I didn't see it in the final RC that I was testing.

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@thatdude:  SPC 1.0 is still included as a part of SEP 12.1.  As far as I know, there is no way to change the link on the SEP 12.1 Web Access splash page.

The iPad app will be released later this year.  Stay tuned for details as they become available.  Web Gateway is currently not integrated, but plans are in the works for integrating it.

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