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SEP 12 vs. SEP 11.5 vs. SEP 11.7

Created: 19 May 2011 | 9 comments


I'm looking for a comparison between SEP 12 vs. SEP 11.5 vs. SEP 11.7. Is there already such a comparison available, at least SEP 12 vs. SEP 11?


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Angelo Ferrante

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Rafeeq's picture

11 is for enterprise; 12 is for SMB

Please find the difference between SEP11 and SEP12

   SEP12                                              SEP11

1. No IIS - it's build on Apache ------------- Built on IIS

2. No Application and Device Control----Application and Device control is present

3. No Location Awareness---------------------Location awareness is present

4. No Installation packages--------------------Installation packages present

5. Licensing (you will need *.slf file)------------No license

6. No SQL support------------------------------------Support for SQL

7.It's targeted for clients with less than 250 so nothing strange-----Targeted or Large enterprise.

11.7 is higher than 11.5 but it still remains with 11.X ; 


Thomas K's picture

The latest build is SEP 11 RU6 MP3. See the Release Notes for changes from RU5.

RU7 is not available yet , and no details of the fixes included can be published at this time.

For SEP 12 visit the following link for details of the product.

Note that there will be two versions of SEP 12, one for Small business (12.1) and one for Enterprise (12.0).

Kurt G.'s picture

This link will direct you to an FAQ regarding SEP 12.0.x (Small Business Edition) and SEP 11.x (Enterprise Edition). As SEP 11 RU7 has not been released, we do not have any information on that build that is publicly available at this time. Our release notes are updated upon the release of new builds and will reflect any changes and/or enhancements added to RU7. The current release of SEP 11 is RU6MP3.

Also something to note, to ensure no confusion, we are currently working on a SEP 12.1 build which is slated to be released sometime this summer. This build will be a combination of SEP 11.x and SEP 12.0.x Small Business Edition in that depending on which license file a customer has purchased would determine which features of the product are "unlocked", so to speak.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The SEP 11.x release notes will include all changes made throughout the different builds of SEP, including the RU5 build.

Release notes for Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 11
Release notes for Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0.x
Let us know if this addresses your query or not.

Kurt G.
Symantec Technical Specialist: Endpoint Security Advanced Team

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Enterprise Support: (800) 342 0652 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition is PC security software that protects servers, laptops and desktops from viruses, spyware and other malware threats in a single, integrated product. It meets small business needs with an enterprise-class PC security solution that is simple to install, easy to use and high-performance so you can stay focused on running your business.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between SEP SBE 12.0 and SEP 11.0?

  • SEP SBE 12.0 is a product optimized for Small Business (<=100 nodes) customers.
  • It is much easier to install and use.
  • SEP SBE has all the features of SEP 11.0 except for Application and Device Control. It also does not support NAC.
  • With the introduction of SEP SBE 12.0, Symantec now has targeted offerings based on customer segment.
  • If you have more than 100 users, we would recommend SEP.
  • If you have less than 100 users, SEP SBE is the better fit.

Can I install SEP SBE 12 over SEP 11?

SEP SBE 12.0 clients can be installed over SAV 9.x or later, SCS 3.x, or previous SEP 11.x installs.

Can I migrate SEP Manager from the SEP 11 Management Console?

  • A customer that has SEP 11.0 deployed will have to uninstall the manager and then install the SEP SBE 12.0 manager.
  • The SEP SEB 12.0 manager can simply be used to push out the client software to upgrade SEP 11.0 clients to SEP SBE 12.0 client.
  • Existing policies can be migrated.

Inregards to Difference between SEP 11.5 vs. SEP 11.7, Lots of Bugs have been rectified.

11.0.7 is yet to be released. The Latest version is 11.0.6300

Check the Release notes for Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 11

AND YES.. IF NOT MISTAKEN... Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 is CHEAPER. :)

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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angeloferrante's picture

Thanks for all these information, but...

I mean not Symantec Small Business there is as well as SEP 12 version for big companies. So I'm looking for an overview regarding SEP 11 and SEP 12 (not SBE).

Thanky again for your help.

Angelo Ferrante

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

In this article you might find some striking difference between SEP 11 and the new SEP 12

Vikram Kumar

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AravindKM's picture

Have a look at this

21169174_GA_QR_SEP_12.1Feature_Comparison_Chart.01.11.pdf 1.76 MB

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

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

To add to that SEP 12 clients do not use Liveupdate as component anymore it installs a inbuilt liveupdate engine which would really enhance the performance of the client.

and SEP 12 also monitors IPv6

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