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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: - 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

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




Created: 2008-01-20


Updated: 2010-11-30


Article URL

How a firewall works




Created: 2011-06-29


Updated: 2011-12-17



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


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

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

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

Guide to create the GUP...

Sumit G | 11 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

In this Blog, I have mentioned the number of articles links which can help and guide about ADC policy.


Best Practices for Deploying Symantec Endpoint Protection's Application and Device Control Policies


Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager - Application and Device Control - Policies explained


White Paper on Application and Device Control


How to configure Application Control in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 : Configuring Application Control Policies


Sumit G | 09 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Hi Friends,

In this blog i have added some Troubleshooting Articles which can help for Client level Diagnose


Proactive Threat Protection definitions will not update, showing "Waiting for updates" or initial install definitions

PTP Services is not working in SEP

Proactive Threat Protection in a Symantec Endpoint Protection client is disabled in client user interface and "Event ID 74 TruScan has generated an error: code 14: description: CAL Failure" shows in the Windows Application log

Proactive Threat Protection is not...

Sumit G | 09 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

Hi Friends,

In this blog i have added some Troubleshooting Articles which can help to Repairing the Corrupted Definition


How to clear corrupt Virus Definitions from SEPM

Using the "Rx4DefsSEP" utility

Using the "Rx4Defs64" utility

Drive Space used by Virus Definitions Updates

Disk Space Management procedures for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Syed saied | 07 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

How To Create a GUP

First Installed SEP client on that machine which you want to create as a GUP. and then follow the below mention steps.

1. Login in to SEPM Console.

2. Click on Policy.

3. Then Click on Live Update.

4. Click on Add a LiveUpdate Settings Policy.

5. Then Given the Policy name and discriptions. and check mark on "Enable this Policy"

6. Click on Server Setting under Windows Setting.

7. Check mark on Use a Group update Provider and then click on Group Update Provider tab.

* If you want to create a single GUP:-

Click on Single Group Update Provider IP address or Host.


Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP | 04 Feb 2013 | 0 comments


Symantec keeps tab on the changing Threat Landscape and incorporates relevant security on its products.Same is the story with SAV to SEP to now SEP 12..

When we had SAV in the market what our customer needed was just a Antivirus to protect their system from antivirus was looked more as a Availability facilitator than a core security product..till early 2000.

Even though we had SCS (firewall and IPS) seclected people used the other features.

Starting from 2006-2007 that was a high rise in malware being created and vulnerabilities being exploited..slowly the trend changed and it all came down to money making malwares..

FakeAntivirus, Downadup, Various Blackmailing Trojans the audience was not high profile..and SEP 11 very well detect and blocks and does whatever it can..Slowly people started using IPS, ADC and found much more can be done with SEP and they are doing it..

However in last few years there has been...