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Endpoint 12.1.2 and VShield Plug in

Created: 11 Dec 2012 | 6 comments

I'm a little confused around the new VShield integration that was anounced last week.

Do i have to have virtual Security Appliance installed to configure VShield plug in?

Can i use VShield Plug in without virtual security appliance?

Thanks,

J

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.Brian's picture

Have a look at the admin guide which should answer your questions. Starts on Ch.29 pg. 667

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Ajit Jha's picture

Virtual clients in a VMware vShield infrastructure can use a vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache to reduce scan loads. A vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache runs in a Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance. Windows-based Guest Virtual Machines (GVMs) use VMware vShield Endpoint to access the Shared Insight Cache.

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Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Check this Article:

Does Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 support VMWare vShield?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH175568

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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vxaxv17's picture

This document is from 2011 which is completely outdated at this point.  How can a symantec employee reference this when there have been numerous announcements from symantec directly that they now suppory vshield integration?

This is exactly why there is so much confusion surrounding symantec endpoint and vmware vshield.

 

sandra.g's picture

Are you talking about this announcement? I don't see any reference to a plug-in, just integration. If there's another announcement that talks about a plug-in, please post a link with specific details.

If that is the announcement you meant, as Brian81 mentioned above, the Installation and Administration Guide's Chapter 29 is loaded with information, such as (from p 669): 

A vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache runs in a Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance. You must install the appliance so that Windows-based Guest Virtual Machines (GVMs) can use VMware vShield Endpoint to access the Shared Insight Cache.

That seems to indicate to me that a Security Virtual Appliance is indeed required. Did this (from Chapter 29) not answer your question? If it did answer your question, you should mark his post as the solution.

sandra

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

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