Update Link for updating / installing Symantec Endpoint Protection
(only internal i.e. inside campus LAN accessible)
Symantec Endpoint Protection combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver an unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops, and servers. It provides protection against even the most sophisticated attacks that evade traditional security measures, such as rootkits, zero-day attacks, and mutating spyware.
Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers more than world-class, industry-leading antivirus and antispyware signature-based protection. It also provides advanced threat prevention that protects endpoints from targeted attacks and attacks not seen before. It includes turnkey, proactive technologies that automatically analyze application behaviors and network communications to detect and block suspicious activities, as well as administrative control features that allow you to deny specific device and application activities deemed as high risk for your organization. You can even block specific actions based on the location of the user.
Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the following core components:
The Symantec Endpoint Protection client is installed on the endpoints that you want to protect. It combines antivirus, antispyware,firewall, intrusion prevention system, application control,device control, and TruScan proactive threat scanning technology into a single client. An update to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager activates those features on the clients.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is installed on a computer that you want to host the management server software.Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager communicates with the Symantec Endpoint Protection clients and is configured through the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console lets you centrally manage the Symantec Endpoint Protection clients. From the console you can install clients, set and enforce a security policy, and monitor and report on the clients.The console can be run from the computer hosting Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager or remotely through a Web-based interface.
It is advisable to create a System Restore point for machines with Microsoft’s Windows Me, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems before starting the installation. (System Restore is a component of Microsoft’s Windows Me, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems that allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of malfunctioning or failure.)
Click here to see the procedure for creating system restore point. After installing SEP, if you face any machine problem at any point of time, you can revert to the previous state once you create a system restore point. When you restore your machine all the changes you have made after creating the restore point will be lost. It is better to create restore point at regular intervals so that you have the latest possible restore point. Now follow the below pre-installation steps mentioned below for safe and successful installation of the software.
Updating the Installed Software
Use the Update Link for Installing / Updating Symantec Endpoint Protection (only internal / inside campus LAN accessible)
Click here for help on verifying the post installation status of antivirus software and accessing the software features.
Report Problems to:
System Administrators at room no. 109 in SERC. For further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by E-mail or phone #510 (within SERC).