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SEPM on Linux/Solaris

Created: 13 Aug 2009 • Updated: 04 Jan 2010 | 13 comments
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Hi All

We are a Silver Partner of Symantec and we have list of customers using SEP. As we all know that the performancewise reputation of windows is Poor thus several organisations have Linux or Solaris running at the server end. But when we implement Endpoint Security Server we have no other option then implementing SEPM on Windows Server. Cann't we have a Solution for Linux or Solaris like others??

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Ajit Jha's picture

No Suggestions???

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Ajit Jha

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mon_raralio's picture

Any update on this being reviewed?

I hope it's on CentOS or Ubuntu. :D

Problem is with the database, should the client want to use nix based OS for their db servers.

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I would like to see a SEPM available for a Mac server for those companies that are Mac only houses...

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jwojda's picture

I second the mac server.  They are prevalent enough in the world again that it makes sense (I thought I saw something about Mac's now being the 3rd largest PC manufacturer, just behind HP and Dell).

 

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Adam_BN's picture

I too would like to SEPM on some sort of *nix system.  Im actually surprised it hasnt been done yet since for the most part all of Symantecs appliance install are all linux based (RHEL or SLED)

Adam St. George
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mon_raralio's picture

Yay, it's being reviewed. :D

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Adam_BN's picture

Any news of this possibly being implemented?

Adam St. George
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KellyClowers's picture

It's been reviewed apparently, but what was decided?

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frderi's picture

+1 for this. I would like to have it on any free UNIX flavor, like Linux or FreeBSD. Don't care for a Mac version too much, as the future of the backend is virtual anyway.

 

Symantec should also consider offering this as a pre-installed Virtual Appliance. This would speed up deployment time significantly.

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There already is a Mac version wink

Virtual backends take me back to the ol' mainframe systems...

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The biggest hurdle I see in this is what database to use. I think Sybase can function in a *nix environment and at the moment, SEP only supports MS SQL as the secondary db for large clients. So a virtual machine or linux server would only handle the SEP console and the upload and download of updates, logs and policies. The database would reside in a different machine. So you'd probably be using 2 machines when you used to use only 1.

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Milan_T's picture

Hi,

Is there any update on this???????

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