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Created: 26 Aug 2013 • Updated: 27 Aug 2013 | 7 comments
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Hello Guys.

What is the usase of location awaereness swichting and NTP with SEP.
Plz note that I am using sep 12.1

And how can I configure this for laptop user's.

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Jwelina's picture

Hi,

Usage of Location Awareness and Network Threat Protection with SEP 11 and SEP 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH195231&profileURL=https%3A%2F%2Fsymaccount-profile.symantec.com%2FSSO%2Findex.jsp%3FssoID%3D1377515820018p26PAm11FD9aO8m63G03L04a9UHL5qBP63s79

 

Best Practices for Symantec Endpoint Protection Location Awareness

Article:TECH98211  |  Created: 2009-01-20  |  Updated: 2012-06-07  |  Article URLhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH98211

 

Using location awareness with groups

Article:HOWTO26994  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URLhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26994

 

How To Optimize Endpoint Protection for Branch Offices using GUPs, Load Balancing, and Location Awareness

Article:TECH94122  |  Created: 2009-01-21  |  Updated: 2011-01-24  |  Article URLhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH94122

 

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Rafeeq's picture

Yes, you can configure two different location, one for off the network and one for on the network and assign two separate policies. You would create one LiveUpdate policy and set it for clients to get updates from Symantec and assign it to the Off Network location and than create another LiveUpdate policy which defines the GUP and assign to the On Network location

 

Best Practices for Symantec Endpoint Protection Location Awareness

Article:TECH98211  |  Created: 2009-01-20  |  Updated: 2012-06-07  |  Article URLhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH98211

 

Using location awareness with groups

Article:HOWTO26994  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URLhttp://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO2699

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Location awareness is independent of NTP.

Best Practices for Symantec Endpoint Protection Location Awareness -

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

Location Awareness Logic -

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

More about Location Awareness in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH97369

Usage of Location Awareness and Network Threat Protection with SEP 11 and SEP 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195231

Hope that helps!!

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

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.Brian's picture

This is an open-ended question. What exactly are you trying to accomplish. Is this mire specific to creating different rules while on and off the network?

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.

Seyad's picture

NTP is Firewall and IPS together.

location awareness is a feature that allows you to configure policies to a machine based on various criteria (like the IP address of a machine, connectivity of a machine with the SEP Manager and so).

About, how to configure them (or even whether to use them or not) depends on your requirements/needs.

Let us know, if you have a specific requirement that you need to acheive using these features, so we can help you with that.

AjinBabu's picture

Hi,

Enabling location awareness for a client

To make the policies that are assigned to clients contingent on the client's connection location, you can enable location awareness for the client.

If you check Remember the last location, then when a client connects to the network, it is assigned the policy from the last-used location. If location awareness is enabled, then the client automatically switches to the appropriate policy after a few seconds. The policy that is associated with a specific location determines a client's network connection. If location awareness is disabled, the client can manually switch between any of the locations even when it is under server control. If a quarantine location is enabled, the client may switch to the quarantine policy after a few seconds.

If you uncheck Remember the last location, then when a client connects to the network, it is assigned the policy from the default location. The client cannot connect to the last-used location. If location awareness is enabled, then the client automatically switches to the appropriate policy after a few seconds. The policy that is associated with a specific location determines a client's network connection. If location awareness is disabled, the user can manually switch between any of the locations even when the client is under server control. If a quarantine location is enabled, the client may switch to the Quarantine Policy after a few seconds.

To enable location awareness for a client

1.    In the console, click Clients.

2.    On the Clients page, under Clients, select the group for which you want to implement automatic switching of locations.

3.    On the Policies tab, uncheck Inherit policies and settings from parent group "group name".

4.    Under Location-independent Policies and Settings, click General Settings.

5.    In the General Settings dialog box, on the General Settings tab, under Location Settings, check Remember the last location.

By default, this option is enabled. The client is initially assigned to the policy that is associated with the location from which the client last connected to the network.

6.    Check Enable Location Awareness.

By default, location awareness is enabled. The client is automatically assigned to the policy that is associated with the location from which the user tries to connect to the network.

7.    Click OK.

Regards

Ajin