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From SEP 11 to SEP Small Business 12

Created: 14 May 2010 • Updated: 17 May 2010 | 4 comments


We are currently using Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 and would like to upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business 12 (due to speed, simplicity, new features & etc.).

Is there a possibility to migrate, or I should do a full uninstall and then install SEP SB ?

I'd like to install a trial, and make sure it works faster than SEP 11 before purchasing the licenses.

Is there any guideline on the above procedure?

Thank you very much,

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_-Edz-_'s picture


Regarding your question you Cannot migrate from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x to Symantec Protection Center 12.0.

You would need to uninstall the Endpoint 11.0 and have a new install for the Endpoint protection 12.0. Just to inform you Endpoint Protection 11.0 is a different product from the 12.0 version.

Kind Regards,

AravindKM's picture

SBE 12 is not an upgraded version of SEP11.Actually SBE 12 do not having may features which SEP11 have.SBE 12 is designed for small business organisations,which is having only less than 100 computers(it will support if it exceeds 100 also).
Are there any features or functions in SEP 11.0 that are not in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12?

The following Features of SEP 11.0 are not there in SEP 12.0
There is no location awareness functionality
Replication functionality is not there
SEP 12 supports Only single site type of deployment with Embedded Database
No AD integration
No GUP functionality
SQL is not supported.
Client communication mode cannot be changed.
No option to add password to stop the smc service from the SPC.
No option to add a Management server list
No option to add Domain
Database configuration is hidden.
There is no option to configure a Internal live update server .
Firewall Rules/Policy has been scaled down.
Default client communication port is 8014 .This will change if port is being utilized it will search and bind to next open port. This is hard coded

Ref:Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Frequently Asked Questions

How ever you may find these as advantages depends on your setup
What are the new features in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 ?

Uses Apache as the web server instead of IIS
Built in Flash Video tours
Integrated Online Support Tool, Peer-to-Peer Discussion Forums, Contact Support
Licenses is required to be installed.
Serial No. of the Product can be seen in the Console
Number of license allocated to clients and number seats left can be seen in the Console.
Link to download SEP Support Tool from the SEP Client User Interface
Tamper Protection and Proactive threat protection are hardcoded and are enabled .
SEP Firewall disabled by default
Clients will conduct their own LiveUpdate call daily at 9:45 PM

The database will automatically purge data as it becomes old or as the database fills up. No database configuration or maintenance is required.

A weekly Executive Summary report and a notification messages will be delivered to the email specified during the installation. These reports and notification messages are configurable and additional Email addresses can be added as needed.
Administrators can reset forgotten passwords of SPC.

Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind

AvinashBharatharaj's picture

You will have ot uninstall the SEPM and install SPC (Symantec Protection Centre Console). Please note that the SEP 11 clients cannot be managed by SEP12, However you may upgrade the clients, that is you do not need to uninstall and reinstall, you can push out the new client packages, by email link, directly (like in sep 11) or create a package and run the setup for the clients.

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