This week Symantec introduced the concept of V-Ray – tools that provide visibility into virtual environments. SEP itself has been enhanced to seamlessly support virtualization. Today’s blog is a checklist for configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection to play nicely in a virtual space. Optimizing a new product is a work in progress, so if you have suggestions on addition steps/settings to better allow SEP to run in VDI, let me know. (My thanks to Anthony Flaviani for much of this material).
1. Ensure that Insight is enabled.
Insight determines a file's security rating by examining the following characteristics of the file and its context:
• The source of the file
• How new the file is
• How common the file is in the community