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Symantec critical system protection

Created: 12 Dec 2012 • Updated: 17 Dec 2012 | 3 comments
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Hello I would like to know 2 thing about symantec critical system protection:

1. How can I use live update to download policies for my clients

2. In Policies I see Windows and Unix Policies but I cannot see Linux policies. How can I get Linux policies?

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Shulk's picture

Hi Stratus,

1. How to import, create and update default policies in SCSP

2. UNIX policies applies for Linux and Solaris as well.

I strongly advise you to go through the guides since they describes how works and how to use SCSP.

Symantec Critical System Protection 5.2 RU9 Docs

Best regards,


Conventus Tyrrell's picture


1. Liveupdate will download the service packs to the system, but will not automatically update your existing policies. If you wish to update your existing policies (after they have been downloaded), you need to right click an existing policy and select "Update Policy." You will then be presented with a dialog where you can select the policy pack you wish to update the policy to. As always, I always recommend making a backup of the policy prior to performing the update. You will then want to test the newly updated policy on a handful of policies before applying it to all of you systems to ensure nothing changed that could have an adverse effect.

If you wish to create a new policy based on the newly downloaded policy pack, you will want to create a new folder under the policy view and then click the "Create Default Policies" button in the tool bar. This will pop up a windows which will again ask you which policy pack you wish to use to create the default policies. You will then have your default policies which you can use as your jumping off point.

2. "Unix" policies are good on all flavors of *nix. You can use the same Unix policy on Linux, Solaris, etc.

Chris Tyrrell

Compliance Practice Lead