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Basic Linux Functionality for SEP 12.1

Created: 19 Sep 2012 • Updated: 19 Sep 2012 | 5 comments

I'm wading through the documentation for SEP 12.1 and most of it seems to be sales-speak.  I'm hoping someone can give me some answers to basic linux functionality questions...

1. Does SEP 12.1 for linux support real-time file access scanning similar to the way does?

2. Can SEP 12.1 linux clients be managed/updated the same way windows clients can with the management console?

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sandra.g's picture
  1. Yes, the Linux client has an Auto-Protect component.
  2. No. It's actually still SAV for Linux (SAVFL). You can direct reporting (client logs) to the SEPM but the clients can't be managed.

This may be useful to you:

Symantec Antivirus (SAV) for Linux Installation Checklist
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH134163

Symantec AntiVirus for Linux Implementation Guide (also included in the downloadable Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_12.1.1_MP1_Linux_Client_EN.zip, under \SAVLINUX\docs)

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/pr...

sandra

Symantec, Senior Information Developer
Enterprise Security, Mobility, and Management - Endpoint Protection

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thundermonkey's picture

Excellent (but disappointed on #2).

Thank you for your help Sandra.

sandra.g's picture

You're welcome! Please feel free to mark my answer as the solution.

If you go to the Ideas section of this site, search for managed linux--several ideas are already there in support of this functionality.

sandra

Symantec, Senior Information Developer
Enterprise Security, Mobility, and Management - Endpoint Protection

Don't forget to mark your thread as 'solved' with the answer that best helps you!

Mick2009's picture

Hi Thundermonkey,

Here are some proposed SAVFL enhancement requests you may wish to cast a vote for:

Managed SEP client for Linux
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/managed-sep-client-linux

Update Configuration Editor (ConfigEd) Tool for SAVFL
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/update-configuration-editor-configed-tool-savfl

Remote Deployment Tool for SAVFL
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/remote-deployment-tool-savfl

This article may also help you:

SAV for Linux Scanning Best Practices: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-scanning-best-practices-somewhat-illustrated-guide

Also: this thread is still marked "needs solution."  If time allows, please do mark it as solved if Sandra's replied have answered all questions.   

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mick2009's picture

Just adding a link to this new article:

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 2
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-2

With thanks and best regards,

Mick