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VMWare vShield - Syamantec product release date?

Created: 21 Jun 2012 | 4 comments

I have seen the press release from VMWare and Symantec regarding release of a Symantec product that will "live" in conjuction with and function with VMWare vShield.  I also know that McAfee (bad word in these forums, i know :) ) has released their product a few months back.  Is there any information available on when the Symantec product would be released and if that would be available as part of the Protection Suite or if it would be an add-on to licensing?

Thanks in advance.   

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Paul Murgatroyd's picture

Stage 1 of our vShield product functionality will arrive later this year.  Without an NDA I can't give you any more information at this point.

Paul Murgatroyd
Principal Product Manager, Symantec Endpoint Protection
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Soylent's picture

Any chance you can tell us if vShield functionality will get included into the Endpoint Protection Suite, or if it will require separate licences for each instance?

I can say that if it will require additional licensing, you guys can count us out.

Simpson Homer's picture

There's no update yet on the licensing part. As mentioned by Paul, there would be updates about the same, later this year.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU2 is released.

Check this Article on -

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU2

For More KB Articles check this

Check these Articles which would assist you on vShield- 

Using Symantec Endpoint Protection in non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures

What do I need to do to use a vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache?

What do I need to do to install a Security Virtual Appliance?

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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