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Symantec Mobile Security Reporter that Forwards Data and Events to SEPM

Created: 19 Nov 2012 | 2 comments
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In today's BYOD times, every single employee typically has a phone, tablet, PDA or other device which is routinely connected to the office network either for transfer of business data or just to recharge.  (This can be a huge security hole and is very often overlooked by real world security admins.  Symantec  Mobile Management and other industry solutions can help.) 

One part of the defenses against BYOD-caried threats is Symantec Mobile Security 7.2.  SMS 7.2 is an important new enterprise product which protects Android devices and devices running Windows Mobile 5 through 6.5.  Smartphones and tablets are powerful computers that can do a lot of damage if compromised.  It is crucial to protect these as new Android malware is being detected daily.  More information: http://www.symantec.com/mobile-security

The management components of SMS 7.2 (controlling policies, collecting logs, generating reports, issuing commands, etc) run on Symantec Management Platform (formerly known as the Altiris Notification Server): the Symantec clients on the Android or Windows Mobile devices are not managed by the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) which manages all the company's desktops, servers, laptops, etc.

Administrators- especially in smaller offices that do not have a full Altiris server- might find it very handy to have some basic data from those SMS 7.2 devices included in the SEPM's reports, alerts and notifications.  Such basic data can currently be forwarded from Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) computers to the SEPM via the SAVFL Reporter: if Android and Windows Mobile clients could do the same through a simple "Symantec Mobile Security Reporter" it could really help admins get an overview of all the endpoints throughout the organization and their state of security.

This Idea is not a replacement for SMS 7.2 management via the SMP: it is a simple, supplimental software package that gives the logs/activity from the Android and Windows Mobile clients maximum visibility.  Please vote "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" to voice your opinion on whether SMS Reporter would be worth the effort! 

 

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Here are a few Connect links that can illustrate what SAVFL Reporter can do, in case you are not familiar with this optional extra package for Symantec AntiVirus for Linux.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/savfl-sep-linux-status-check

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/symantec-antivirus-protection-linux

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/configuring-savfl-reporting-sepm

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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