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Shared Insight Cache

Created: 14 Feb 2013 | 8 comments
Jaredirk's picture

Will Shared Insight Cache be applicable if my VM clients are stand alone with no connection to the SEPM server?

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_Brian's picture

They would need to be managed clients.

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SebastianZ's picture

Shared Insight Cache option itself must be specified firstly on the SEPM Server - have a look ast some documentation:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/shar...

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55311

 

Shared Insight Cache runs independently of Symantec Endpoint Protection. However, you must configure Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to specify the location of Shared Insight Cache so that your clients can communicate with Shared Insight Cache.

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Shared Insight Cache is a Web service that runs independently of the client. However, you must configure Symantec Endpoint Protection to specify the location of Shared Insight Cache so that your clients can communicate with it. Shared Insight Cache communicates with the clients throughHTTPor HTTPS. The client's HTTP connection is maintained until the scan is finished.

Note: Shared Insight Cache is only available for the clients that perform scheduled scans and manual scans

Helpful Links:

Symantec Endpoint Protection Shared Insight Cache User Guide 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4334

Shared Insight Cache - Best Practices and Sizing guide

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH174123

Installation and Configuration of SEP Shared Insight Cache

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH185897

Viewing Shared Insight Cache events in the Cache Server log

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55316

How Shared Insight Cache works

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55318

About the Symantec Endpoint Protection Shared Insight Cache tool

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55311

Customizing Shared Insight Cache settings

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55314

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Please update this thread

Chetan Savade
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Enterprise Technical Support
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rusgiv's picture

Hello Chetan.  I've read some of the documentation in the links.  It references VDI a good amount and I can see how this would be a good product for a VDI environment.  It also mentions to have this - Separate cache servers should be installed for each base image to maximize content overlap between systems.

We presently don't have a VDI environment but we are heavily virtualized.  Does this product work in environments other than VDI.  For instance we have a ESXi cluster with several hundred virtual machines in one location, but the operating systems vary from Windows 2000 to Windows 2008R2 and linux.  Would one SIC server work for this environment being that there would be numerous operating systems that used different base images.  I don't want to have dozens of SIC servers to use this product because it would defeat the purpose of having it.

Chetan Savade's picture

It should work even though don't have VDI environment. Recently there is added support for VDI environment.

Check this old blog: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/shared-inside-cache-sep-121

You can test in your environment prior to deployement

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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AjinBabu's picture

HI, 

SIC can only applicable when a managed environment.

Regards

Ajin

pete_4u2002's picture

vSIC feature is the one you can look for.