Is SQL Server Enterprise always a system requirement for installing Symantec Critical System Protection?
Background for my question:
Currently I do not use Symantec Critical System Protection. I notice that the published system requirements for Symantec Critical System Protection specifies SQL Server Enterprise. Currently, I use a hardware Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM). In the near future I plan to replace it with a Virtual SEPM. After I have the Virtual SEPM in place, I plan to expand that SEPM's management ability to manage Symantec endpoints that are not in my WAN. That means setting up a public IP Address for that SEPM so that the 'out of WAN' clients can be managed by the SEPM. My total SEP client count is about 550. I want to install SCSP on that Virtual SEPM to harden it, considering it will be a public facing server. That will be the only use of SCSP in my environment. Now, the question...
When installing SCSP in the scenario above is SQL Server Enterprise still a requirement? I ask because I will have no SCSP endpoints to manage, nor will I have any other servers managed by SCSP. So, I do not see that will have a need for the robustness of the Enterprise version of SQL. SQL Server Enterprise is rather expensive. Is there another alternative besides SQL Server Enterprise?