Symantec has released Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Maintenance Release 3 (MR3), which significantly improves the performance of both the client and management server software to help keep organizations secure without slowing business-critical applications.
Internet security software is supposed to run unobtrusively in the background but can eat up CPU cycles and memory. This causes too many organizations – particularly small- and medium-sized businesses using shared servers to run other applications such as email and file sharing systems – to fight performance and memory footprint bottlenecks.
The MR3 update's numerous improvements to address these issues include:
* Reducing the memory footprint to 30 MB while the client is running
* Shortening boot time to 100 seconds on a 256 MB RAM machine and to only 10 seconds on a 2 GB RAM machine
* Optimizing individual SEP server functions by up to 1,000 percent...