Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition

Comprehensive endpoint, mail server, and messaging gateway security

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Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition combines best-of-breed products to secure your endpoint and email infrastructure. It delivers protection against complex malware, data loss, and spam threats along with industry-leading messaging protection.

Powered by one of the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence networks, Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition includes a number of advanced protection technologies. Symantec Advanced Machine Learning, Insight, and SONAR analyze the reputation and characteristics of suspicious files to determine if they pose a danger to your systems. At the same time Memory Exploit Mitigation protects against memory attacks on common enterprise applications. Symantec Disarm protects against targeted attacks and zero day malware by removing exploitable content from Microsoft Office and PDF attachments.

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition makes it easy to purchase an unparalleled combination of award-winning technologies from the world leader in security and data protection.

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System Requirements

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Client Workstation and Server System Requirements*

Windows Operating Systems
  • Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SP1)
  • Windows 7 Embedded Standard
  • Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 Embedded (32 bit)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, including R2)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit, including R2)
  • Windows Server 2016
Windows Hardware Requirements
  • 1GHz CPU or higher
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.5 GB of free space on the hard disk
Macintosh Operating Systems
  • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, Mac OS 10.12
Mac Hardware Requirements
  • 64 - Bit Intel Core 2 Duo or later
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB of free space on the hard disk
Virtual Environments
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon WorkSpaces
  • VMware WS 5.0, GSX 3.2, ESX 2.5 or later
  • VMware ESXi 4.1 - 5.5
  • VMware ESX 6.0
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later
  • Virtual Box by Oracle
Linux Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise (server/desktop)
  • Oracle Linux (OEL)
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Fedora
Linux Hardware Requirements
  • Intel Pentium 4 (2 GHz CPU or higher)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 7 GB of free space on the hard disk

Manager System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 (64-bit, including R2)
  • Windows Server 2012 (R2)
  • Windows Server 2016
Web Browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core or equivalent minimum
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 8 GB or more free space on the hard drive
  • SQL Server 2008 R2, SP3, SP4
  • SQL Server 2012, RTM - SP1; SP2
  • SQL Server 2014, RTM and SP1
  • SQL Server 2016

Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

Server Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/SP2 Standard/Enterprise (64-bit)
Exchange Platforms
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 (64-bit)
Management Console Operating Systems
  • Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/SP2 Standard/Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Hardware based on the exchange requirement, 1GB available disk space
Hardware Virtualization
  • VMware® vSphere ESX and ESXi
  • Microsoft Hyper-V®
  • Windows Server 2008 or 2012 with Hyper-V technology

Symantec Messaging Gateway

Appliance Platforms
  • Symantec Messaging Gateway 8300 Series appliances
  • Symantec Brightmail 8300 Series appliances
Virtual Hypervisors (Virtual Edition)
  • VMware ESXi/ESX/vSphere 5.x, 6.x
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 or 2012
Browser Requirements (Administrative Console)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0, 10.0, or 11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox® 28 or later
  • Google Chrome® 34 or later as outlined in the data sheet


Add-ons are additional products that work with the original product.

Encryption Gateway

Symantec Content Encryption is a premium hosted service that integrates with the powerful content filtering and policy controls of Symantec Messaging Gateway to encrypt messages containing sensitive information. Symantec Content Encryption helps safeguard the confidentiality of sensitive data you exchange with customers and business partners via email.

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Messaging Gateway Hardware Appliance

Customers choosing to deploy Messaging Gateway on a physical appliance can purchase one of two models to suit their organizations’ business needs.

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