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Update Configuration Editor (ConfigEd) Tool for SAVFL

Created: 29 Jun 2012 • Updated: 29 Jun 2012 | 7 comments
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One recommended method for creating and applying settings to Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) clients is to use the Configuration Editor (ConfigEd) tool.  Here is an article with details:

How to configure Symantec AntiVirus for Linux using a GRC.DAT file
Article: TECH93386   |  Created: 2009-01-10   |  Updated: 2012-06-29   | 
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH93386 
 

However, this ConfigEd tool was designed to be used on a Windows computer running SAV 10.   It relies on certain SAV 10 components in order to build a full GRC.DAT configuration file that will be imported onto the Linux computer.  (This dependency is because SAV 10 was the Enterprise product in use when SAVFL was developed.) 

Now that SAV 10 has reached End of Life, there are no supported computers running SAV 10 upon which the ConfigEd tool can be used to fullest advantage.  (For example: when ConfigEd is run on a computer that does not have SAV 10, there is no way to create a grc.dat that contains scheduled scan configurations.)

End of Life announcement for Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security
Article: TECH178551   |  Created: 2012-01-09   |  Updated: 2012-04-23   | 
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH178551 
 

In order to allow SAVFL to be fully configured a new ConfigEd tool should now be created that can be run on a computer that has Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).  Alternately, a completely new and different tool can be created which allows for easy, straightforward SAVFL client configuration. 

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cirig0l's picture

a tool for SAVFL complete client configuration would be very useful, but managed linux clients support would be the best. do you have any plans for this?

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John Santana's picture

+1 for this !!

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NRaj's picture

Thumbs up for the above suggestion.

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MaRRuT@CC's picture

I hope there will be a release of a fully managed SEP Client for LINUX very soon...

I've heard alot of times its on Symantecs road-map

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John Santana's picture

Yes, I've been waiting for this as well.

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AndyKonecny's picture

and/or how about publishing the details of the keys we can manipulate with symcfg and on what basis such changes become effective (is it immediate? happens automatically at some later time? needs a restart of which component?  This would help keep this product more viable when such missyncs of versions happens and would be more in line with how much the Linux world works.

If you are going to support the Linux world, how about finishing the job.  Right now I certainly can't recommend this product to a non-Windows shop, and those are growing now days.

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John Santana's picture

Yes Andy, you are right.

hopefully in the next release they can support Linux client at least reporting back to the SEPM console.

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