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Jeremy Henricks | 13 Nov 2014 | 6 comments

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We know you want to get the right answers to your support questions, as quickly as possible. To do that, Symantec wants to provide you with online help articles that are easy to read and easy to use, and give you the information you need, when you want it. 

So that we can better understand your needs, we are asking for your feedback about two sample Symantec online help articles, each with two different versions. After you read the articles, please complete the short survey and share your opinions about the articles.  Thank you for your time—your responses will help us help you more effectively.

Test 1 – Push install Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 clients using Remote Push

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ryanschoenherr | 24 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Novacoast is a Syamntec Platinum Partner and has partnered with MetriX Dashboards who have developed their our own unique real time dashboard solution. MetriX gives users the power to quickly and easily aggregate real-time data from any number of data sources into a single, consolidated view.

MetriX provides those within security with an unprecedented view into the organization’s security posture, while providing you with real-time notifications when thresholds or service levels are not being met. This ensures that IT can respond quickly to threats, thereby reducing risk associated with lack of timely visibility.

I thought this may be of intrest and wanted to share a screen shot of a few dashboards.

For additional information feel free to shoot me a note at or visit


Kari Ann | 05 Nov 2014 | 5 comments

Today, Symantec released a new security advisory impacting older versions of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM). Product engineering teams have worked closely with SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab and @virtualminds_es to verify the vulnerabilities. The latest release, SEPM 12.1.5, is available on FileConnect and contains updates that prevent the issues and should be installed to prevent infection.

The issues affect XML External Entity Injection, reflected cross-site scripting and the potential for arbitrary file write/overwrite. The vulnerabilities are considered medium to high severity. With normal SEPM installation the affected port(s) should not be accessible without gaining initial access to the network. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in unauthorized user-level access to the SEPM, elevated or application-level access on a server, or...

Dhasan | 09 Oct 2014 | 1 comment

SEPM home page dash board is not updating quickly

After SEP client installation shows under up-to-date category even though the client is not up-to-date

This is observed if we install SEP Client using the package exported from SEPM a month or week ago...and the LU policy is set not to download updates from SEPM or directly from Symantec...that client goes to up-to-date category then after long disappears from that then it goes to out-of-date..

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Dhasan | 29 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Issue : Non-English character is not showing up in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager reports in Excel

Cause : SEPM compatible with UTF-8 encoding

Solution :

1. Open the CSV report file in Notepad.

2. Click on save as 'UTF-8' under encoding.

3. Then Open CSV in Excel.

Christopher Johnson | 16 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

On September 15, 2014, Symantec issued a SONAR release via Live Update definitions, which erroneously detected some low prevalence files as malicious. The false positive was reported as a SONAR.SuspLaunch detection.

Symantec discovered the issue and had a roll back release available to the field within forty five minutes.  But unfortunately some customers were affected by the issue.  All customers with current SONAR definitions  will not be affected by the issue. The problem has been corrected.

Symantec is currently addressing the internal factors that caused the problem and will make the proper changes to ensure we do not repeat this issue.

Srikanth_Subra | 10 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

On Tuesday, versions of Internet Explorer began blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls – primarily as a way of preventing security flaws from being exploited and users from being compromised.

The feature, which was discussed by Microsoft in August, works with Internet Explorer 8 through Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 SP1 and up, as well as on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and up, according to a post, which adds it is active in all Security Zones except the Local Intranet Zone and the Trusted Sites Zone.

A notification bar in Internet Explorer will let users know when the browser is blocking an outdated ActiveX control, and will offer the option to update, the post indicates, adding that users can interact with parts of the webpage not impacted by the ActiveX control.

The company stated that Internet Explorer...

Kari Ann | 09 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

The best part of my job is when I get to talk to customers using Symantec Endpoint Protection. Like a moth to the flame, I’m curious about how our customers actually use the product, what they love about it, or what drives them a little crazy. Lately, I’ve peppered most conversations with two simple questions: 

1) Are you ready for the upcoming SEP 11 EOSL with up-to-date software? 

2) Are you aware of, and using, the full protection stack in SEP 12.1 (beyond Antivirus)?

In most cases, the answer to one or both questions is a variation of “nope.” Since I can’t talk to EVERY customer, we’re inviting you to take 5 minutes to conduct a Security Self-Assessment and share a few FREE resources that you may not be aware of, to help you maximize your security investment in Endpoint Protection. 


khaley | 27 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

The healthcare industry has for years been the number one industry in reported data breaches.  But this dubious honor has been driven in some part because healthcare has the most stringent reporting requirements of any industry.  In other words, unlike other industries, they have to report a data loss.  If every industry had the same reporting requirements, things might look quite different. 

Additionally, while healthcare has had the largest number of reported breaches, it has one of the lowest percentages of actual records lost.   Healthcare has more breaches than other industries, but each loss on average is quite small.

In 2013, according to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), 78% of all breaches in healthcare were because of theft or loss of a devices or because the data was accidently made public.  These are preventable breaches...

Chetan Savade | 27 Aug 2014 | 12 comments

#Updated: 22nd September'2014

This blog contains all the versions of SEP and SEPM (Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager) which were released since the first version of SEP in Sep 2007.

It contains the Enterprise Editions (EE) and Small Business Editions (SBE)

RTM - Release To Manufacturing

MR - Maintenance Release (replaced by RU)

RU - Release Update

MP - Maintenance Pack

PP - Point Pack

                            SEP Enterprise Edition/Small Business Edtion 12.1.x

Note: SEP 12.1 Enterprise Edition & Small Business Edition have the same version code and product name.



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