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Latest "Tolly Certified" Test Reports for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Created: 03 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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Latest "Tolly Certified" Test Reports for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Publication date:   03 December 2012

Title: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Anti-virus Effectiveness in VMware vSphere 5 Virtual Environments

As virtualization-aware endpoint security solutions continue to evolve, more and more functionality is offloaded from a single VM to its supporting infrastructure in the form of Virtual Appliances (VA). In addition to considering the performance impact of this re- architecting, administrators must also ensure that the protection offered remains fully-functional, even in virtual environments.

Title: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Competitive Anti-virus Performance in VMware vSphere 5 Virtual Environments

As IT architects scale deployments of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, they must be aware of the resource requirements of “always on” and high-use components such as endpoint security systems. In virtual environments, vendors can implement their solution as a client-based agent where all security processing takes place on the client, a virtual appliance that handles the anti-virus (A/V) workload or, possibly, some hybrid of the two approaches. 

Symantec, Corp. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its new Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 within VMware vSphere 5 virtual environments vs. agentless and agent-based solutions from competing vendors. Specifically, this testing focused on the system resource requirements of each solution when performing on-demand and on-access scanning functions, and during distributed virus definition updates.

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John Santana's picture

Thanks for sharing this report Mithun !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


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