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Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for Linux environment

Created: 20 Feb 2013 | 18 comments

Hi All,

Currently we are using SEPM 12.1.1 for our Windows environment and I would like some help with how to start supporting our Linux servers/PCs on our network.  

 

Does anyone have SEPM implemented or know of how I can go about downloading / installing / configuring the system for Linux?  

Thank you in advance.

 

Lou

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

Management of Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) for Linux

 

Article:TECH102587 | Created: 2007-01-05 | Updated: 2012-02-01 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102587

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Check this thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-sav-linux-show-sepm-console

Here is a thread that illustrates how SAVFL clients can be listed in a report from the SEPM:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/savfl-sep-linux-status-check

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

.Brian's picture

SAV for Linux cannot be managed by SEPM, however, you can send logs to the SEPM for SAV for Linux

see here

About the Symantec AntiVirus client for Linux

Article:HOWTO17995  |  Created: 2009-01-02  |  Updated: 2012-06-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO17995

 

Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) Reporter 1.0.10 Release Notes

Article:DOC3474  |  Created: 2010-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-11-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3474

 

You can also check out these excellent articles from Mick2009 regardng SAV for Linux. They are a huge help:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

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John Santana's picture

Brian, what is the purpose for sending the logs to the SEPM server ?

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John Santana
IT Professional

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.Brian's picture

They will be in one central location. This way you don't have to go around to all of your Linux machines and check one by one. By sending the logs, you have some ability to centrally manage.

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John Santana's picture

Brian, Thanks for the clarification, so I guess in this case I must update all of the SAVFL client into Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0.14 so that it reports back to the SEPM server ?

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John Santana
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netw0rkm0nkey's picture

Thank you for all your help.  Would you know how I get the install files?  I can't see it in the SEPM download from https://fileconnect.symantec.com/

 

Would anyone recommend LiveUpdate Administrator?

Thank you,

Lou

.Brian's picture

It should be on the download ISO in a folder called SAVLINUX

Check this KB article on LUA and whether it will work for you or not:

Best Practices for LiveUpdate Administrator (LUA) 2.x

Article:TECH93409  |  Created: 2009-01-13  |  Updated: 2012-11-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH93409

 

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

Installing and Configuring LiveUpdate Administrator (LUA)

 

Article:TECH102701 | Created: 2007-01-19 | Updated: 2013-01-09 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102701

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Mick2009's picture

Hi Lou,

"Thumbs up" to the information above.

You may wish to support these proposed enhancement requests:

linux-unmanaged client
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/idea/linux-unmanaged-client

Status: On Roadmap

(That is good news- a managed "SEP for Linux" client is on its way!)
 

SEPM on Linux/Solaris
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/idea/sepm-linuxsolaris

In the meantime, having those SAVFL clients report information back to the SEPM is the best approach.

How many SAVFL clients are there?  If it is a substantial number, then having a LUA 2.x server on your network can save you some bandwidth.  LUA can also download SEP materials (and content for many other Symantec products), but in most cases a SEPM can manage downloading and distributing client updates more efficiently.  ALSO: do be sure NOT to install the LUA server on the same machine as the SEPM!

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

John Santana's picture

Mick, so far the only non windows suported are Mac, Linux and Solaris ?

is there any plan for HP UX environment ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
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Mick2009's picture

Hi John,

I have not heard of any such plans, John.  That of course does not mean very much.  &: ) 

Have you considered creatig an Idea (proposed enhancement request) for SAVFL to be supported on that platform?

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mick2009's picture

This article may be of interest:

Can a Symantec Endpoint Protection client be installed on Unix Servers?
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH203874   

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

netw0rkm0nkey's picture

Thanks everyone for your help. I'll look into the above options and let you all know how I get on.

Mick2009's picture

This new article may be of interest to followers of this thread...

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 4: SAVFL Reporter
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-4-savfl-reporter

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Chetan Savade's picture

Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11/12 does not support Linux environment. There is no SEP for Linux. There is SAV for Linux (SAVFL) which is included on the SEP disk download.

The SAVFL client cannot be managed by the SEPM, although it can report logs back to the SEPM by using SAV Reporter, which was released after SAVFL 1.0.10, but can be downloaded from the following KB article.

Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) Reporter 1.0.10 Release Notes 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3474

SAV for Linux Scanning Best Practices: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-scanning-best-practices-somewhat-illustrated-guide

Best practice to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH150596

Articles to refer:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sym...

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

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John Santana's picture

thank you for sharing Chetan !

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John Santana
IT Professional

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