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Linux endpoint protection

Created: 04 Jan 2013 | 13 comments

Hello everyone

I've over the last few days been fighting with Symantec endpoint protection manager.

And it is starting to take alot more time then expected in first place, and i really just want the solution now, after been googling alot without getting any clear solution.

 

So now im writing in hope of ya guys might be able to help.

Im trying to add the Linux package to the Protection manager, but when i do i get the error, Sylink.xml file is missing or corrupted in this package. But the funny thing is, there is no sylink.xml file in that zip file, not even when just downloaded from the site.

I read on a forum, that upgrading to the newest version of the protection manager would help, right now we are running on 12.1.1101.401, and the package i am trying to add is 12.1.2, can this be the reason why it isnt working?

 

Or is there something else?

Any help is appriciated,

Greetings

Mathias

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

Hi,

Check this thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/whe...

 

SEP Linux could not be Managed from SEPM

Managed SEP client for Linux
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/managed-sep-client-linux

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Linhart's picture

Cool, thanks for the reply, even tho i cant rly find the file for installing that SAVFL.

I looked at fileconnect.symantec but dosent seem to be there.

Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

 

Package are available in SEP DVD.

Check Brian81 Second Comments 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/whe...

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

pete_4u2002's picture

are you trying to import linux package on to SEPM? if yes, this is not supported as only Mac and Windows package can be imported.

the linux client should be there in the SEP install media.

Rafeeq's picture

check in CD2 what you have downloaded. if you wil find SAV for Linux

.Brian's picture

 

SAV for Linux currently cannot be managed by the SEPM, only WIndows and Mac machines.

Check this KB article:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

You can install Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) in an environment that contains Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). The Symantec AntiVirus client for Linux includes real-time antivirus file protection through Auto-Protect scans and file system scans by using manual and scheduled scans.  SAV for Linux clients will be unmanaged by the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) because SAVFL is designed as a stand-alone product, though it is now possible to forward certain logs to the SEPM with the optional "SAVFL Reporter" module.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

Mick2009's picture

Hi Linhart,

"Thumbs up" to the advice, above.

How many Linux machines do you have in your environment? 

These articles may help you to configure them:

 

SAV for Linux Scanning Best Practices: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-scanning-best-practices-somewhat-illustrated-guide

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 2
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-2

 

And this is a little illustration of what types of data can be seen in the SEPM from the SAVFL clients.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/savfl-sep-linux-status-check

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-check-savfl-protection-status

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sav-linux-machine

Hope this helps!!

Mick

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Linhart's picture

Hi Mick.

 

We actually only have 2 machines which needs antivirus, as we dont really use open source.

But those 2 machines is really old, and run on Fedora 4. And i believe therefore it isnt even possible to get new antivirus on them.??

.Brian's picture

Correct. Fedora 4 not supported.

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

Mick2009's picture

Give it a try anyway.  Even if you have to compile your own Auto-Protect modules, it will probably work.

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mick2009's picture

Readers of this thread may also be interested in....

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 3
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-3

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mick2009's picture

This new article may be of interest to followers of this thread...

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 4: SAVFL Reporter
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-4-savfl-reporter

With thanks and best regards,

Mick