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Duncan Mills | 04 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

The increased use in the workplace of user-owned devices such as smartphones and tablets, often referred to as bring your own device (BYOD), provides businesses with significant productivity and cost benefits. However, it also presents a number of complex challenges related to security.

Due to the rise of smart media devices like smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, it is estimated that potentially, as many as 30-35%* of endpoints connected to a company’s network could be unmanaged. These are more at risk than managed endpoints which are typically subject to software patching and endpoint security policies.

Of course unmanaged endpoints are still protected by your perimeter security, such as secure web gateways. However, these have typically evolved from caching proxies and URL filters. What you need is an additional layer of security that provides the best possible levels of protection for unmanaged endpoints.

Symantec Web Gateway (SWG) will...

BSD package | 22 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Here is a work around (below) for this issue.  I tried the above method must the Info.plist file want not in the format shown) -

1.  Log into your Mac as an account with administrator rights

2.  Open TextEdit - Go > Applications > TextEdit

3.  Type a letter into the blank document

4.  File > Save As... > save the docuemnt as "BSD" (without quotes), leave the default file format with is "Rich Text Format" and save it somewhere you can easly get to e.g. your desktop

NOTE: You have now created a "BSD.rtf" file.  You will need to change the file extension to .pkg and move this file to the location the symantec installer is searching for, which is /Library/Receipts

5.  Next, locate the file you created, select the file, then press the cmd + i keys (cmd key is also know as the apple key) this will give you the information about the file

6. Expand the Name...

AjinBabu | 15 Mar 2013 | 1 comment

HI All

Good Day ..

Must Disable the Tace on SEPM because it is a known problem with SEP. usually auditing people will find the following on environment.

Error

Error:"Trace method must be disabled, port 8014"

Environment

SEP Version: SEP 12.1
Server Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2- Standard Edition
 

Cause

- How to disable the Trace?

Solution

- Go to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\apache\conf folder

- Open httpd.conf in notepad and add "TraceEnable off" in the file and save the file.

- It will turn off the Trace.

- Restart the Apache web server and SEPM services from services.msc

As per tech Article TECH173154

 

Regards

Ajin

Kari Ann | 12 Mar 2013 | 2 comments

Survey Closed. Thank you to all those that participated. We'll be drawing the Amazon gift card winner next week. 

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Team is conducting customer research through a simple survey. In less than 2 minutes, share your thoughts on SEP 11 verses SEP 12, hepful resources, and provide the product team perspective on your IT security challenges. 

To thank you for your time, we'll award you 25 Symconnect points and enter you for a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, awarded in April 2013.

Kari Ann | 07 Mar 2013 | 1 comment

Today's sophisticated threats require a security solution equipped with multiple layers of protection to keep your business secure. Symantec hosted a webcast on “Stop 64% More Malware Today” on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 that discussed the threat magnitude and how to stop more malware with resources you already have, as well as how to mitigate risk without sacrificing performance.

The following are answers to the additional questions raised in this webcast. To view a recording of the webcast, click here.

What’s New?

Q: What was featured in this webcast?

Antivirus only is NOT enough. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 contains five layers of protection—Firewall and Intrusion Protection, Antivirus, Insight, SONAR, and Power Eraser for unrivaled security in both physical and virtual environments.

Software Updates

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Pamela Reese | 27 Feb 2013 | 3 comments

SC Magazine hosts an annual awards dinner at the RSA Conference where they honor the information security industry’s most effective solutions, addressing the biggest security challenges facing organizations. Symantec earned 3 SC Awards on February 26, 2013:

Hundreds of vendors who offer a product for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or...

SebastianZ | 26 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Release Notes for SEP 11.x reaching back to SEP 11 RU5 - PDF documents for download.

The fix notes are based on the Article: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103087 - here split into .pdf documents separate for each SEP Revision. Easy to find, easy to browse.

Additionaly some of the Best Practices, Installation-Client-Administration Guides for 11.x - as found on the Installation media from SEP 11 RU6 till RU7 MP3 - documents are in version 11.00.06.00.00.

I will try to add some more documentation in the future as well keep it up to date with next SEP 11.x Releases.

Sumit G | 17 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

 

Hi Friends,

In this blog i have added some Articles which can help to guide about firewall policy.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager - Firewall - Policies explained

 

Article:TECH104433

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Created: 2008-01-20

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Updated: 2010-11-30

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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104433

How a firewall works

 

Article:HOWTO55054

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Created: 2011-06-29

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Updated: 2011-12-17

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kishorilal1986 | 17 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

Dear All,

As day by day security threat are increasing  and u need to more proactive approach to find latest details and make security tighten. As hackers group are continously working to break out security measures but at the same time organization spending lots of resource and money to make bussiness smooth and secure.

I think this is not just spending the money on IT security and having securty experts. makes u secure by implementing the security solutions. It is equally important to you how intellegently and smartly you take care each sides of security threats and configure it accordingly.

Please also read below threads for getting updates on some recent security threats

 

  • Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure

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Sumit G | 11 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Here are the Best Practices and Troubleshooting articles which are related to GUP.

Group Update Provider: Sizing and Scaling Guidelines

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH95353

Best Practices with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Group Update Providers (GUP)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH93813

Configuring the Group Update Provider (GUP) in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH96419&locale=en_US

Guide to create the GUP...