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Symantec Endpoint Protection

It's time to move beyond antivirus. Targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats cannot be stopped by antivirus alone. These distinct threats require layered protection and intelligent security at the endpoint. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 brings unrivaled security, blazing performance, and smarter management across both physical and virtual environments. By leveraging the world’s largest global intelligence network, Symantec can proactively identify at-risk files and stop zero-day threats without slowing down your performance. Only Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 provides the security you need through a single, high-powered agent, for the fastest, most-effective protection available.

New Features

Management Enhancements

Support for Linux Client Management

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager now supports Linux clients, allowing administrators to configure antivirus policies the same way they would for Windows and Macs

Host Integrity Checking

Host integrity, quarantine location and peer-to-peer enforcement features are now included for additional control over the endpoint.

Power Eraser integration

Power Eraser has been fully integrated into Symantec Endpoint Protection, allowing administrators to remotely scan an infected endpoint and remediate the infection remotely from the management console.

Remote deployment for Macs

Administrators can remotely install Mac clients from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

Competitive uninstaller

Removes over 300 products from more than 60 vendors, ensuring endpoint safety during any update.

Performance Enhancements

Reduced network load

Bandwidth throttling reduces network load by providing flexible control over the number of connections and bandwidth.

Improved client performance

Improves boot time by more than 10%.

Reduced network storage space

Saves up to 95% of disk space and allows customers to cache more revisions.

Key Benefits

Unrivaled Security

Symantec Endpoint Protection goes beyond antivirus to deliver layered protection at the endpoint. Leveraging the power of our Global Intelligence Network, Insight and SONAR technologies analyze the reputation and characteristics of suspicious files to determine if they pose a danger to your systems. Network Threat Protection analyzes incoming data streams and proactively blocks threats. Combined with traditional antivirus, firewall and IPS, these technologies deliver full protection across both physical and virtual systems. Learn more about Beyond Antivirus with Network Threat Protection, Beyond Antivirus with Reputation and Behavior Monitoring.

Blazing Performance

In today’s global business environment, every second counts. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 has replaced traditional scanning of every file with scan elimination and de-duplication through Virtual Image Exception and Shared Insight Cache, and access to the largest Global Intelligence Network to reduce scan times and provide the fastest performance available. Quite simply, files known to be good can be skipped, causing Endpoint Protection to scan faster and smarter.

Smarter Management

With a single high-powered agent and a single management console, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 provides layered protection across Windows, Mac, Linux and Virtual machines. Customers can take advantage of even more simplified management thorough enhanced remote deployment and granular policy settings that enable system lockdown, application and device control, and host integrity.

Test Results

  • Smarter: AV-Test.org has shown that Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 detects and removes more threats than any other solution in its class. 1
  • Faster: PassMark Software demonstrates that Symantec Endpoint Protection dominated every product tested in overall score. 2
  • Fewer Scans: Insight creates sophisticated white lists by leveraging over 3.1 billion files to establish reputation ratings and outperform the industry in scheduled and on-demand scanning. 2
  • 1 - AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jul-Aug/2013
  • 2 - Enterprise Endpoint Security Performance Benchmarks, PassMark Software, August 2014