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Created: 11 Dec 2012 | 3 comments

Are there any best practices with regards to the number of locations defined per group within SEPM?

A colleague stated that they read somewhere that no more than 7 locations per group was recommended, however they cannot recall where this article was nor, what the implications of having more than 7 groups were.

We are running SEPM 12.1 RU1 MP1

Thanks

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W007's picture

Hi,

Symantec does not recommend more than seven (7) locations per group when using Location Awareness as this can affect the execution time on how long it takes the SEP client to process and ultimately connect to a valid location where all conditions have been met.

Best Practices for Symantec Endpoint Protection Location Awareness

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH98211

More about Location Awareness in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH97369

 

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Symantec does not recommend more than seven (7) locations per group when using Location Awareness as this can affect the execution time on how long it takes the SEP client to process and ultimately connect to a valid location where all conditions have been met.

From the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) side, having more than seven locations per group can also degrade SEPM and database performance as the number of policies to track increases (by a minimum of five) per each location.

Reference:

Best Practices for Symantec Endpoint Protection Location Awareness

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH98211

Hope that helps!!
 

 

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

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Ajit Jha's picture

Yes your colleague is right. Symantec doesnot recommend more than 7 Location per Group for Location Awareness. The Articles names are already mentioned in the above posts.

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS