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GUP question...

Created: 27 Feb 2012 | 7 comments

Would it be possible to run SEP client on Linux utilizing Wine (Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, Linux, and Unix).  Trying to reduce costs and address issue of having to buy Windows server license for multiple GUPs supporting more than 10 workstations.

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pete_4u2002's picture

SEP is only supported on Windows OS. Hence GUP cannot be on Linux machine

dsmith1954's picture

Not sure where Pete_4u2002 is coming from. SEP will run on Linux...

http://www.symantec.com/products/sysreq.jsp?pcid=pcat_security&pvid=endpt_prot_1

According to this any SEP client can be a GUP:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH93813&locale=en_US

I haven't personally tried it on Linux, so I don't know if that is true or not.

pete_4u2002's picture

dsmith1954,

actually the SAV for linux is the one that you are talking about. For client to be GUP, you should be configuring LU policy on SEPM, since SAV for linux does not contact SEPM, hence it cannot be GUP. Hope I'm clear.

Cameron_W's picture

Not sure where dsmith19534 is coming from. There is no such thing as SEP for linux.

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH162125

The linux product bundled in the SEP release is actually Symantec Antivirus for linux not SEP.

If I was able to help resolve your issue please mark my post as solution.

dsmith1954's picture

Then your documentation needs to be corrected. There is nothing on the webpage I referenced that states that the version bundled with SEP is actually SAV...

I suppose that is the same with the MAC version? The MAC client communicates with the SEP Manager.

mon_raralio's picture

To summarize,

SEP won't run on any  Linux or Unix. Although there is a SAV package included for Linux installations.

You can assign any clients as GUP. Set clients to 'pull' mode to have better bandwidth control. Unless you are running a pure Linux environment.

(Found this on the "Can you solve these?" side panel.)

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dgh's picture

How far beyond 10 clients will your GUPs be expected to support? With clients in Pull mode the connections will be on demand so even a desktop OS GUP can comfortably support more than 10 clients as they will not have concurrent connections. The initial update on client installation may be large so you may want to stagger the installs, but subsequent updates will be a delta package representing only definition changes, so LAN traffic to your GUP will be relatively low.