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what is a stable SEP 12 version?

Created: 16 Jan 2013 • Updated: 17 Jan 2013 | 7 comments
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I have been using 11.0.5 for about 2 years now and it has been very stable for me. I am looking to upgrade to SEP 12 and would like to know what the most stable version is according to this community.

 

I have about 600 desktops and 200 servers in my environment. They are all behind a proxy server that does a very good job of blocking majority of the malicious websites out there. In my current deployment, I use SEP AV + Truscan. I am looking to do something similar with the latest SEP upgrade. In SEP12, I am planning on using AV + SONAR only. I see that the most recent version is 12.1.2. Is this what I should be going to?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, the SEP 12.1 RU2 is the Latest version.

Before you Migrate to the SEP 12.1 RU2, it is important to understand what is new in SEP 12.1 and SEP 12.1 RU2 specifically.

What's new in version 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55189

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

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

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 Getting Started Guide

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4322

 

If you are planning to upgrade or migrate to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2, please take a look at the latest how-to article created by our very own SEP content council team.

Best practices for upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH163700

Secondly, SEP 11.0.5002 is an older version and later there have been lot of updates with fixes in SEP 11.x as well.

What are the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) versions released officially?

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/what-are-symantec-endpoint-protection-sep-versions-released-officially

The Latest is SEP 11.x is SEP 11.0.7300

Hope that helps!!

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

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pete_4u2002's picture

12.1 Ru 2 is the latest version and it has lot many new features and bug fixes of the earlier versions.

.Brian's picture

Depends on your definition of stable.

I always recommend going to the latest version, as it contains all the latest fixes. Check here on upgrading to 12.1.2

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/bes...

11.0.5 was pretty good but did have some bugs that forced us to move off of quickly.

12.1 has been very stable so far.

I would go to 12.1.2

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Rafeeq's picture

Latest is always the greatest. New featues , added support to Win8 and SEPM on Server 2012.

 

What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO81091
GeoGeo's picture

Sort of a bit redundant the question as when you update licencing requirements with symantec they will only allow you to download the latest from fileconnect.

But after testing each release that symantec have released 12.1 RU2 has been the one that has the least issues and the most direct upgrade path smiley

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

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

 

SebastianZ's picture

I fully support all above comments - going for the latest available version is always best solution as it has the most up to date fixes and functionality included.

 

Have a look at the requirements as well:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH195325