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jjesse | 14 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

I have been using Evernote for awhile but was recently introduced with the Chrome extension Evernote Clipper and this has changed how I browse the web and more importantly how I browse Symantec Connect.  So I started clipping various blog entries, articles and other information stored on the site to save for later.  In order to help share this information I will be creating a round up of various posts I've found interesting or important and post them to both my blog and also Symantec Connect.  Since I'm focusing on Symantec Security this year, these posts will be filed under the security portion of Connect.

So let's get started on Round Up #1 (maybe 1 day I'll come up with a better name or title)

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piero_depaoli | 08 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Microsoft gets it. Today, it makes no sense to release an operating system, especially a game-changer like Windows 8, without some form of basic antivirus protection. That’s why Windows 8 comes preloaded with a default form of protection, Windows Defender, that automatically kicks in when the system does not boot up with installed third-party protection.

If you get Defender for free with Windows 8, is there any point to getting any further protection? Yes -- at least 83 to begin with…

The numbers tell a compelling performance story

In side-by-side tests conducted by PassMark, an independent laboratory, Windows 8 with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 consistently outperformed Windows 8 without it (with Defender as its default). Consider the highlights:

  • 83% faster scanning: End users spend more time working, less time managing interruptions.
  • 11% faster boot time,...
usacc23 | 31 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

The install of SEP 12.1 RU2 for Windows 8, works well.

Just make sure UAC is turned off.

Symantec you did well on this. Install time from Houston to London on our MPLS Netowrk 15 min and 3 min on reboot.

 Thank you. 

rs_cert | 24 Dec 2012 | 0 comments


Below are the Step which can help to Enable the Live Update Tab on that client which are managed by Server but not in office domain/network


Double click on Symantec Client shield from Taskbar.


From TROUBLESHOOT Tab Export the Policy from Policy Profile

Save it with name of Policy.xml in your Local System

Edit the Policy.xml in Notepad

Find the below Content and make the appropriate changes mention below.

AllowManualLiveUpdate, AllowPatchByLiveUpdate

 Set the Value as "1"

(I.E AllowManualLiveUpdate="1" , AllowPatchByLiveUpdate="1")

Than save the file in XML format and import the same.

Import Step


Pamela Reese | 06 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec received a finalist nomination in 9 categories of the upcoming SC Magazine 2013 Awards, representing Symantec's broad portfolio of superior security offerings. SC Magazine will announce the winners at a dinner event during RSA 2013. Symantec looks forward to attending!

darkharmonics | 05 Dec 2012 | 0 comments


When trying to recconnect, rebuild or reinstall just the application portion of the SEPM, windows authentication fails to connect to the database. The connection information, account permissions, and account passwords are correct. The tomcat error logs show that the domain isnt trusted. DBAs can see that the account connects to the database but goes no further. The error from the installer is that the connection to the database failed (no error code), and it refers you to a troubleshooting document relating to server connections. 


Start the Management Server Configuration Wizard using the windows service account needed for the database (run as different user in the right-click menu if you hold down shift). In my case i also needed to grant the account local rights. The database configuration will now succeed.

Brandon Noble | 30 Nov 2012 | 15 comments

In mid-2009, W32.Changeup, was first discovered on systems around the world. Over the last few years, Symantec Security Response has profiled this threat, explained why it spreads, and shown how it was created.  Since November 2012 we have seen weekly spikes the number of W32.Changeup detections and infections. The increase in detections is a result of a renewed W32.Changeup campaign now active and in-the-wild.

When a system is compromised, W32.Changeup may install additional malware. These secondary threats have the ability to download even more malware...

Swathi Turlapaty | 26 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

According to Symantec's 2011 Internet Security Threat Report, the sheer number of attacks has soared 81% since 2010, reaching 5.5 billion. Malware, in particular, is a major source of concern. Malware authors have shifted tactics, away from mass distribution of a single strain that hits millions of PCs, to a micro distribution model where far more unique variants are created. To combat this problem and help organizations cope with a constantly changing and ever-complex threat landscape, Symantec will release Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 later this year. This solution is built on an eco-system of security technologies, including new behavioral and reputation-based protection. To learn more about Symantec’s Endpoint Protection 12.1.2, check out this article

Mithun Sanghavi | 06 Nov 2012 | 0 comments


To provide better support for a set of registry keys that are commonly used for client monitoring, the following subkeys have been moved in Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1.1100. If you run custom scripts against the Symantec Endpoint Protection registry, or if you have written a remote monitoring solution for an earlier release, you will need to revise them when you upgrade to this release.

All new registry subkeys are placed in the following location:HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion\Public-Opstate.

Note: This list includes only registry subkeys that were moved in this release. New subkeys are documented elsewhere.

Warning: All registry subkeys and values for Symantec Endpoint Protection should be treated as read-only.



Symantec Corp. | 29 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

The Symantec Endpoint Protection and Mobility Group (EMG) has taken the goal of listening to “the voice of the customer” to a whole new level. This case study explains how EMG implemented an Outreach program that centers on talking to survey respondents. The details and personal insights they discover by speaking directly to customers allow them to make substantial improvements in the product and customer experience.

Surveys provide excellent feedback from customers, but nothing beats talking one-on-one to the people who use your product. “Every quarter we conduct a customer survey,” said Andrew Pendray, Director of Product Management for Pricing, Licensing and Analytics for the Endpoint Protection and Mobility Group (EMG), which includes Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and other core security products. “Once the survey closes, we carefully analyze the numeric results. While that information is extremely helpful, the respondents...