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Symantec Protection Engine 7.5 Released - March 2014

Created: 06 Mar 2014 • Updated: 18 Mar 2014 • 2 comments
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Symantec has released the newest version of Symantec Protection Engine for NAS and Symantec Protection Engine for Cloud Services

The release build number is 7.5.0.34

To download this release go to: https://symantec.flexnetoperations.com/control/symc/registeranonymouslicensetoken

Symantec Protection Engine for Cloud Services:

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Symantec Protection Engine for NAS:

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What's New in Protection Engine for Cloud Services 7.5 and Symantec Protection Engine for NAS 7.5

  • New hypervisor support: Symantec Protection Engine is certified to run on the following hypervisors:

- Windows 2012 Hyper-V

- Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

- Unix Xen 3.4.

  • Removal of Java dependency for LiveUpdate definitions update: Symantec Protection Engine implements a version of LiveUpdate that is not built upon Java, thus removing the dependency of Java for definitions update. Note: The liveupdate.xml file is now used instead of the liveupdate.conf file.
  • Removal of Java dependency in Symantec Protection Engine: You can now install and configure Symantec Protection Engine without the dependency on Java.
  • Symantec Insight™: Symantec Insight™ is a file-based detection technology that classifies files as good or bad by examining properties, usage patterns, or users of a given file rather than scanning it.
  • Cluster mode support: Symantec Protection Engine can now scan files from storage devices configured in a cluster.
  • Microdef packages: Microdefs is a technology used to reduce the virus definition download size on client machines. To reduce the transfer size, microdefs create a dif ference between the new definition file and the source definition file. Using microdefs, a dif ference or a patch file is created for each file in the definitions set. The patch files are applied to the definitions set currently installed on the client machine to update them to the latest released definitions set.
  • LogConverter utility: The LogConverter utility converts the Symantec Protection Engine log files into a readable format. This utility converts  input log  file(s) into text, HTML (-h switch) and CSV (-c switch) formats. The default output format is text.
  • XMLModifier utility: TheXMLModifier  utility is used to configure options in Symantec Protection Engine when operating in the Core server only mode.  
  • Security improvements for silent installation: Prior to Symantec Protection Engine 7.5, the response file, required to initiate the silent installation, had to be located in the temp directory of the user . This meant that any user had access to the file. From version 7.5,as part of security improvements, the response/no-ask-questions file must be present in the home directory of the user.  
  • New Product Catalog for Symantec Protection Engine: Customers who use Symantec LiveUpdate™ Administrator (LUA) to download definitions to their local LiveUpdate server for distribution, must update their product catalog in the LUA. T o download new definitions, you must add Symantec Protection Engine 7.5 to the product catalog in the LUA.

System requirements:

Supported operating systems

32-bit OS
• Windows® 2008 (English and Japanese)
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6.x
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.x
• SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11
64-bit OS
• Windows® 2012 (English and Japanese)
• Windows® 2012 R2 (English and Japanese)
• Windows® 2008 (English and Japanese)
• Windows® 2008 R2 (English and Japanese)
• Solaris (SPARC) 10 and 11
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6.x
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.x
• SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11

Supported Virtualization systems
• VMware® vSphere Hypervisor™ v5.1 or later
• Windows ® 2012 Hyper-V
• Windows ® 2008 R2 Hyper-V
• Xen 3.4.3 on RHEL 5.4 x64
All supported operating systems (Windows and Linux) are supported in above Hypervisors.

Supported browsers
• Mozilla Firefox® 24 ESR or later
• Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 9 or later

Minimum hardware configuration
• Intel or AMD Server Grade Single Processor Quad Core systems or higher or UltraSPARC
• Java™ Runtime Environment 7 (If UI is required)
• 4 GB random-access memory (RAM)
• 5 GB hard disk space available (10 GB of hard disk space if using URL Filtering)
• 1 NIC with static IP address running TCP/IP
• 100 Mbps Ethernet link (1 Gbps recommended)

Documentation for 7.5 Release:

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage 7.5 Release Notes
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7184

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage 7.5 Getting Started Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7182

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage 7.5 Implementation Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7185

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage 7.5 Software Developer's Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7188

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage 7.5 C SDK Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7189

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Cloud Services 7.5 Release Notes
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7183

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Cloud Services 7.5 Getting Started Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7181

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Cloud Services 7.5 Implementation Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7191

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Cloud Services 7.5 Software Developer's Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7186

Symantec™ Protection Engine for Cloud Services 7.5 C SDK Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7187

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Jan P Jensen's picture

We have two servers running ver. 7.0.1.1.

We would like to upgrade to ver. 7.5.

When I try to download the installation files by clicking here

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

- and submitting the Serial Number I received for ver. 7.0.1.1. I only get access to ver. 7.0.1.1. files installation files, not the new ver. 7.5.

What should I do in order get access to the ver. 7.5 installation files?

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SebastianZ's picture

I would recommend to contact our support and ask regarding the serial number that will allow you 7.5 download.

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