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What are the new policy added in SEP 12.1.2 compare then SEP 11.6 RU6

Created: 22 Mar 2013 • Updated: 24 Mar 2013 | 7 comments
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Hai, 

i want to know the new policy settings introduced in SEP 12.1.2 & what are the new policy settings added in SEP 12.1.2 compare then SEP 11.6 RU6  

 

Thanks & regards

Rajasekaran

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.Brian's picture

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 - Virus and Spyware Protection - Policy explained

Article:TECH190753  |  Created: 2012-06-11  |  Updated: 2013-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH190753

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 - LiveUpdate - Policies explained

Article:TECH178257  |  Created: 2012-01-04  |  Updated: 2012-04-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH178257

 

Default Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 Firewall Policy explanation

Article:TECH180569  |  Created: 2012-02-02  |  Updated: 2012-02-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH180569

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 - Application and Device Control (ADC) - Policies explained

Article:TECH188597  |  Created: 2012-05-11  |  Updated: 2012-09-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188597

 

The IPS policy is the same except now Browser IPS has been added. Check here:

Expected behavior of Browser Intrusion Prevention

Article:TECH172174  |  Created: 2011-10-19  |  Updated: 2012-11-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH172174

 

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

Article:TECH183201  |  Created: 2012-03-07  |  Updated: 2012-09-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH183201

 

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Which policies are you refering to specifically?

Check these Articles for SEP 11.x:

Overview - Policies 

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104436 

Antivirus and Antispyware 

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104430

Application and Device Control 

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104431

Centralized Exceptions 

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104432

Firewall 

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104433 

Intrusion Prevention 

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104434 

LiveUpdate

www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104435

and 

Check these Articles for SEP 12.1:

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 - Virus and Spyware Protection - Policy explained

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH190753

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 - Application and Device Control (ADC) - Policies explained

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188597

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 - LiveUpdate - Policies explained

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH178257

Default Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 Firewall Policy explanation

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH180569

Hope that helps!!

 

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Rajasekaran's picture

Dear All,

Thanks for your quick response & sharing the information.

Dear Mithun Sanghavi,

Recently we have migrated from SEP 11.6 RU6 to SEP 12.1.2 using my SEP 11.6 data backup. After migration still we were using the existing SEP 11.6 policy only. 

For implementing the new features which is related to SEP 12.1.2, i want to know the new features which is related to policy.

Kindly help me on this.

Thanks 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

In that case, I would suggest you would have to understand the new features of the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU2.

As of policies are concerned, it is suggested to check this Article:

Few differences between SEP 11 Enterprise Edition and SEP 12.1 Enterprise Edition

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/feature-differences-between-sep-11x-and-sep-121

Check these Articles:

What is new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163413

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81091

What's new in SEP 12.1 RU2 (with Screenshots)

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/whats-new-sep-121-ru2

Here are the Product Highlights:

1) Extended Platform support

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012

2) Virtualization – Shared Insight Cache for VMware vShield

3) Improved Protection

  • Improved STAR protection technologies
  • Windows 8 ELAM support
  • Windows 8 App remediation

4) Extended Management

  • Web Services for 3rd party integration (i.e. RMM)
  • SEP Management Plugin for Kaseya 2.0
  • GUP roaming support for multiple subnets
  • Remote Sylink drop support from the SEP Manager
  • Expanded 3rd party security software removal – 130 products from 30 vendors

 

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

All the policies are same in SEP 12.1 if we compared with SEP 11.x however In SEP 12.1 Default policies are tuned for Today’s threat landscape.

Few of them are listed below:

1) New ICMP Trigger for Location Awareness

2) Improved Tamper Protection

3) Virus & Spyware policy have now SONAR/ Download Insight configurable settings.

4) Now in SEP 12.1 RU2 there are 30 firewall rules.

5) Application and device control policy now support on 64 bit OS as well

Basically all the policies are enhanced with reference to newly added features (SONAR, Download Insight, Shared Insight Cache etc.)

Can refer these articles to learn more about it

What is new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163413

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81091

You should check this article as well.

Few differences between SEP 11.x and SEP 12.1 EE

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

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

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Rajasekaran's picture

Hai Chetan / Mithun Sanghavi,

Thanks for your valuable information.