What is centralized exception policy and how it work?
Centralized Exceptions is policy which can help in exception of file scanning.
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Centralized Exceptions policies contain exceptions for the following types of scans for Windows-based operating systems:
Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
You will get the Antivirus Exclusion recommendation on the application support page
For Microsoft :http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.aspx
SMS Domino :http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH79960
Centralized Exceptions Overview
You can use a centralized exceptions policy to create exceptions for antivirus and antispyware scans. You can also create exceptions for TruScan proactive threat scans or Tamper Protection.
Any exception that you include in the policy applies to all scans of the same type. For example, you might create an exception to exclude a security risk. The client software then excludes the security risk from all antivirus and from all antispyware scans on the client computers that use the policy.
Table: Overview options
Use this tab to add centralized exceptions for security risks, TruScan proactive threat scans, and Tamper Protection. You can edit or delete exceptions, and you can view exception details.
A centralized exceptions policy lets you exclude certain items from future detection. Exclude only those items that you have determined are useful in your environment. Those items must not pose a risk to the security of your network.
You can exclude the following items from antivirus and antispyware scans:
· Known security risks
For Tamper Protection, you can exclude particular files.
For proactive threat scans, you can create the following exceptions:
· Specify an action for a known process that proactive threat scans detect.
· Force a detection of a particular process.
Note: Cannot make exceptions for a type of scan ie. scheduled, custom or on demand. They all follow the centralized exceptions.
Centralized Exceptions: Client Restrictions
Use this page to specify restrictions for the types of exceptions that users can add. By default, users can create any type of exception. If you de-select an exception type, the user cannot create any exception of that type.
Centralized Exceptions www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104432
How to configure Centralized exceptions:
Why Should I Use A Centralized Exceptions Policy?
There are many reasons that you might want to create a Centralized Exceptions Policy, though here are some of the most common reasons:
Applications and tools that assist with automated scripting, IP Scanners and KeyLoggers are often categorized as security risks by antivirus software including Symantec Endpoint Protection. Once SEP has been installed, it will prevent any of these types of programs that it categorizes as security risks from running, and will throw them into the quarantine.
In nearly all companies, allowing an IT department to function normally and be able to script and automate various administrative functions can be a critical time saver. To make sure that those needed programs that are classified by SEP as security risks are still available to your users / IT staff, you'll want to create a Centralized Exceptions Policy.
How To Create A Centralized Exceptions Policy:
Centralized Exceptions Policies can be created from within Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Once you've loaded it and logged in, follow these steps:
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About the automatic exclusion of files and folders for Microsoft Exchange server and Symantec products
SEP recognizes the Exchange server and the necessary folders and files are excluded by default.
Subfolders of folders that are excluded by Automatic Exclusions for Exchange are scanned
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