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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Created: 02 Jul 2011
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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
General Availability:  July 05, 2011

What does this product do?

• Powered by Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection is fast, powerful security for endpoints 

 o It offers advanced defense against all types of attacks for both physical and virtual systems

 o Seamlessly integrating the essential security tools you need into a single, high performance agent with a single management console, Symantec Endpoint Protection provides leading protection without slowing you down

• Symantec Endpoint Protection offers comprehensive defense against all types of attacks for both physical and virtual systems

 o It seamlessly integrates 9 essential security technologies in a single, high performance agent with a single management console 
 o Symantec Endpoint Protection provides leading protection without slowing you down

• Symantec Endpoint Protection provides control over your endpoint security with built in network access control, device management and application management 
o Supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems, the product integrates with the Symantec Protection Center for easy management of endpoint, server, email and gateway security solutions

Key Product Features

• State-of-the-art protection from the world leader in  security
• Integrates antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention as well as network access, device and application control
• Requires only a single agent
• Powerful central management of security for physical and virtual Windows and Mac endpoints
• Enables instant NAC upgrade without additional software deployment
• Antivirus and antispyware for Windows, Mac and Linux clients
• Seamless migration from previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection
• Built to secure your virtual infrastructure

What’s new from last version

• Significantly improved performance powered by Insight
• New real-time behavioral analysis for advanced detection of new and of highly targeted threats
• Built for Virtual Environments for powerful protection of your virtual infrastructure

This release includes hundreds of new and improved features, including:

• In Process Licensing (IPL) 
 New feature in Amber for adding new licenses into SEPM
 Advocated as primary mode for license import.slf files are secondary, as back up
 Users will enter license serial number into SEPM. SEPM will download the license content from licensing server.
 Multiple serial numbers can be entered in one session

• Insight:
 Insight separates files at risk from those that are safe, for faster and more accurate malware detection

•IReal Time SONAR 3:
 Replacing Symantec’s TruScan technology, this version of SONAR examines programs as they run, identifying and stopping malicious behavior even of new and previously unknown threats

•Browser Intrusion Prevention:
 Scans for attacks directed at browser vulnerabilities

• Antivirus for Mac and Linux

•Faster central console:
 Optimized database to increase responsiveness

•Smart Scheduler:
 Stays out of your way by performing non-critical security tasks when your computer is idle

• Enhanced client deployment:
 Improved wizards and more deployment options will allow new installs and upgrades to be faster and easier than ever before

• Built for Virtual Environments:
 Enhanced to help protect your virtual infrastructure.  Symantec Endpoint Protection can white list baseline images, maintain a local virtual Insight cache, scan offline images, randomize scans and updates, and automatically identify and manage virtual clients

•SEP Manager Integration with Symantec Workflow:
 Optimizes efficiency, enforces processes and policies, and automates redundant tasks by integrating the SEP Manager with Symantec Workflow

• Faster central console:
 Optimized database to increase responsiveness

NOTE: Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 customers with active maintenance as of July 5, 2011 are eligible to upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 free of charge