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Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control

Created: 09 May 2012 | 4 comments


I am having problem distinguishing Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control (NAC) as seperate or integrated products.

So far I have downloaded Endpoint Protection 12.1 for trial testing. Now I would like to test Network Access Control 12.1.

However, I can't seem to find reference inside Endpoint Protection regarding NAC distribution and configuration.

Under trialware software I can't find anything about NAC, yet on Enpoint Protection trialware page it clearly says: "Enables instant upgrade to self-enforced network access control without additional software deployment".

On some pages on forum I have found information that NAC is seperate product and has to be installed separately and managed with Endpoint Protection Manager.


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SMLatCST's picture

SNAC has it's own set of media and is normally a separate download from the Symantec FileConnect site.

If you already have a SEPM setup, you can run the setup from the SNAC media to add the SNAC functionality onto your SEPM.  Once complete, you just log into the SEPM console as normal, and you'll be able to see new SNAC-related options in various places (Clients/Policies/Reports/etc).  Doing so will also automatically enable the SNAC functionality on existent SEP clients after they successfulyl check in to the SEPM.

If you don't already have a SEPM, then the SNAC setup will just install a version of the SEPM that has only SNAC options available.

bbahes's picture

Thanks for answer!

So there is no trial version available for testing?

Dushan Gomez's picture

Yes I'm interested to test it out, so it is built in already with the SEP client we just need to install additional SNAC component on the SEPM server.

Cmiiw ?

Dushan Gomez
IT Manager
VCP 4 and 5 | MCITP Exchange Server | MCTS SharePoint Server | MCP Windows XP

SMLatCST's picture

Yup, that's pretty much it.  Installing the software (SEP11) or the license (SEP12.1) on a SEPM, will enable the SNAC functionality on the SEP Clients managed by that SEPM (after they have checked in).

Just contact a Symantec partner/reseller in your region for help getting a hold of a SNAC trial.