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This article is the fifth installment in an on-going series of articles on how to utilize SEP 12.1 for Incident Response. Links to the previous four are below: How to utilize SEP 12.1 for Incident Response - PART 1 How to utilize ...
Article by .Brian | 11 Jul 2014 | 1 comment
The SMC service currently allows "smc -stop" and "smc -start". Why not add "smc -restart" for those instances when you just need to restart the smc service? (ex. when you enable sylink debugging) It would be much faster ...
Idea by .Brian | 18 Dec 2013 | 0 comments
Every time you close out of the SymHelp tool, you get the following pop up box:   A couple suggestions: Remove this message and allow users to add feedback from within the tool only Allow the tool to remember your last ...
Idea by .Brian | 16 Dec 2013 | 1 comment
Did you know that it IS possible to monitor web traffic using the SEP firewall? In this article, I will show you how to monitor web traffic using the SEP firewall. Before we get started there are a couple of things you should be aware of: ...
Article by .Brian | 26 Nov 2013 | 11 comments
If the SEPM goes down, the GUPs are unable to update its content cache which in turn affects the clients as well. You can set a policy for the clients to update from external LU but this would saturate the network. It would be nice if the GUP can get all ...
Idea by .Brian | 21 Nov 2013 | 0 comments
Did you know that you can exclude individual IPS signatures from your IPS policy? If you did not, this article will take a brief look at how to do so. There could be multiple reasons as to why you would need exclude an individual signature. Perhaps, ...
Article by .Brian | 01 Oct 2013 | 5 comments
In a continuation from my two previous SEP 12.1 Incident Response articles, Part 1 & Part 2 , this article will look at using the Network Application Monitoring feature in SEP 12.1 in a situation where incident response is needed. ...
Article by .Brian | 25 Sep 2013 | 2 comments
From time to time, a requirement comes down the pipeline in which a machine with a "special" purpose needs to be connected to the internal network. The requirements are as follows: No ability to "ping" the machine No ...
Article by .Brian | 10 Sep 2013 | 8 comments
What I would like to see is the SEPM be able to do some auto-sorting when machines check in. This is independant of the AD sync feature and could be used instead of. The scenario would be this: Create a new group (location) and assign it an ...
Idea by .Brian | 05 Sep 2013 | 0 comments
This article will go into some detail on how to block RDP while allowing only specific connections using the SEP 12.1 firewall. This is also applicable to SEP 11.x. Often times, a request comes in to block the RDP protocol for a group of machines but ...
Article by .Brian | 29 Aug 2013 | 2 comments