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What is sonar

Created: 01 Feb 2013 • Updated: 03 Feb 2013 | 7 comments
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In 12.x version, what is sonar function and how it work

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Sumit G's picture

About SONAR

Article:HOWTO81392  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2012-10-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81392

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Managing SONAR

Article:HOWTO55215  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55215

Configuring TruScan proactive threat scan settings for legacy clients

Article:HOWTO55255  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55255

About adjusting TruScan settings for legacy clients

Article:HOWTO55257  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55257

Find the attach thread for your knowledge

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep-121-sonar-definitions

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/manually-update-sonar-definitions

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/where-are-truscan-logs-sepm-12

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Sumit G.

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

SONAR is the abbreviation for Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response

TruScan Proactive Threat Protection has been replaced by SONAR in SEP 12.1

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 SONAR - Proactive Threat Protection or Download Insight False Positive Corrections

Article:TECH168849  | Created: 2011-09-05  | Updated: 2011-12-13  | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH168849
 

Migration from Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11.x to SEP 12.x - TruScan and SONAR exceptions

Article:TECH185225  |  Created: 2012-03-29  |  Updated: 2012-07-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH185225
 

Check this artical

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

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Ashish Sharma

GeoGeo's picture

It's symantecs new version of Proactive Threat Protection instead of downloading the defs to you machine to save space symantec now use a larger cloud based database with billions of definitions that it can refer to. Better protection for you machines.

Please review ideas and vote there could be something useful :)

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/security/ideas

Ambesh_444's picture

Hi,

SONAR is the real-time protection that detects potentially malicious applications when they run on your computers. SONAR uses heuristics as well as reputation data to detect emerging and unknown threats. SONAR provides "zero-day" protection because it detects threats before traditional virus and spyware detection definitions have been created to address the threats. 

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

SONAR is a real-time protection that detects potentially malicious applications when they run on your computers. SONAR provides "zero-day" protection because it detects threats before traditional virus and spyware detection definitions have been created to address the threats.

SONAR uses heuristics as well as reputation data to detect emerging and unknown threats. SONAR provides an additional level of protection on your client computers and complements your existing Virus and Spyware Protection, intrusion prevention, and firewall protection.

SONAR uses a heuristics system that leverages Symantec's online intelligence network with proactive local monitoring on your client computers to detect emerging threats. SONAR also detects changes or behavior on your client computers that you should monitor.

Reference: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81392

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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.Brian's picture

About SONAR

Article:HOWTO80968  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  | 

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80968

Managing SONAR

Article:HOWTO80929  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80929

Handling and preventing SONAR false positive detections

Article:HOWTO80987  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80987

Adjusting SONAR settings on your client computers

Article:HOWTO80972  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80972

Monitoring SONAR detection results to check for false positives

Article:HOWTO80749  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80749

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

SONAR is a real-time protection that detects potentially malicious applications when they run on your computers. SONAR provides "zero-day" protection because it detects threats before traditional virus and spyware detection definitions have been created to address the threats.

SONAR uses heuristics as well as reputation data to detect emerging and unknown threats. SONAR provides an additional level of protection on your client computers and complement your existing Virus and Spyware Protection, intrusion prevention, and firewall protection.

 Legacy clients do not support SONAR; however, legacy clients use TruScan proactive threat scans to provide protection against zero-day threats. TruScan proactive threat scans run periodically rather than in real time.

Go through the following helpful articles:

About SONAR

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

Managing SONAR

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

Adjusting SONAR settings on your client computers

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55258

Handling and preventing SONAR false positive detections

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55273

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

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