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what is Proactive Thread protection ?

Created: 09 Jan 2013 • Updated: 10 Jan 2013 | 5 comments

Hi everyone

I used SYMC Endpoint protection 11.x..! I have a question about compoment Proactive Thread Protection.

  1. What is it ?
  2. What main function of Proactive Thread Protection ?


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Ashish-Sharma's picture


What is the main work of proactive threat protection

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pete_4u2002's picture

PTP is behvious based engine to know malware from running processes.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Proactive threat scanning uses heuristics to detect unknown threats. Heuristic process scanning analyzes the behavior of an application or process to determine if it exhibits characteristics of threats, such as Trojan horses, worms, or keyloggers. This type of protection is sometimes referred to as zero-day protection.

Please find these useful articles:

What is Proactive Threat Protection?

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Frequently Asked Questions

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Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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Ajit Jha's picture

Proactive threat scanning provides an additional level of protection to a computer that complements existing AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, Intrusion Prevention, and Firewall protection technologies. AntiVirus and AntiSpyware scans rely mostly on signatures to detect known threats. Proactive threat scans use heuristics to detect unknown threats. The Heuristic process scan analyzes the behavior of an application or a process. The scan determines if the process exhibits the characteristics of a threat, such as Trojan horses, worms, or key loggers.


Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant


Ashish-Sharma's picture


Do you need any more help here??

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Ashish Sharma