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Endpoint and Macs

Created: 24 Jan 2013 | 3 comments

We have the Symantec Endpoint 11 server console setup and we have about 10,000 Windows machines in there.   We have about 100 Mac's running unmanged versions of Sysmtec 10 or 11.    Can you manage unmanaged Mac's from within the SEP11 console?  

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Brɨan's picture

Yes, with 11 RU6

Compatibility between Symantec AntiVirus/Symantec Endpoint Protection and Macintosh OS X

Article:TECH131045  |  Created: 2010-01-17  |  Updated: 2013-01-08  |  Article URL

Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh Frequently Asked Questions

Article:TECH134203  |  Created: 2010-01-24  |  Updated: 2012-10-02  |  Article URL

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SebastianZ's picture

Some FAQ for SEP and Macintosh - please note the newer MAC OS versions may require higher SEP/SEPM versions:

Mick2009's picture

Hi there,

I strongly recommend making those Macs managed.  Having them report into the SEPM means they can be assigned a consistent policy.  Also: log, reports, alert and notifications can be set up and viewed so that admin will know if there is an outbreak seen on these computers, or if the Mac clients' AV definitions grow very old.

How to convert an unmanaged Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh client to managed
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I recommend making sure that all of those Macs are running either the SEP 11 RU7 MP1 or SEP 12.1 RU2 Mac client.  The SEPM cannot manage SAV 10 for Mac clients.

Also: I recommend having those 100 Macs update their definitions from an internal LiveUpdate Administrator server.  This saves 100 duplicate downloads from the Internet every day.

Using the LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x to download updates for Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh
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Hope this helps!!  Please keep this thread up-to-date with your progress, or mark it solved if the advice given has answered your question.

With thanks and best regards,