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What is SEP appliance VM is used for ?

Created: 15 Nov 2012 • Updated: 15 Nov 2012 | 8 comments
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Hi,

in the Fileconnect today I saw there is "Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_12.1.2_Security_Virtual_Appliance_ML.ova" ?

what is that for and is that the replacement for the SEPM server installed in Windows ?

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.Brian's picture

Per admin guide, start on chapter 29:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance is a Linux-based
virtual appliance that you install on a VMware ESX/ESXi server. The Security
Virtual Appliance integrates with VMware’s vShield Endpoint. The Shared Insight
Cache runs in the appliance and lets Windows-based Guest Virtual Machines
(GVMs) share scan results. Identical files are trusted and therefore skipped across
all of the GVMs on the ESX/ESXi host. Shared Insight Cache improves full scan
performance by reducing disk I/O and CPU usage.
 
But no, it is not a replacement SEPM. It's more geared towards VM performance in regards to scanning.

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John Santana's picture

wow, that's cool, so I guess that has got something to do with the vShield API ?

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John Santana
IT Professional

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.Brian's picture

Not sure, doesn't show in the guide. 

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John Santana's picture

or it could be this one that I mean:

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.Brian's picture

Ahh, yes it should tie into that. 

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Gud one Brian.. thanks.........

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Check these Articles which would assist you - 

Using Symantec Endpoint Protection in non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81133

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81121

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81110

Hope that helps!!

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

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John Santana's picture

Thanks mithun for the additional article.

Cheers.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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