Delegates learn how to create and implement the client firewall, intrusion prevent ion, application and device control, and behavioural protection policies that guard the enterprise f rom viruses and hackers.

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It’s slow because the upgrade process converts all existing content to an optimized storage format, so plan for an extended upgrade time.

Make sure you review the benefits of upgrading to the latest version of SEP 12.1.x, and check out Symantec’s Help diagnostic tool to determine if your system meets the minimum requirements.

Those not connected to the MESA or Casper will have to manually download the new client, which is now available on the IT Services web site at edu/downloads/or at edu.

New systems and rebuilt systems will come with SEP 14 already installed.

To dive deeper into SEP policy configuration, have a look at these articles on application control rules, location awareness, Group Update Provider and even best practices for Quick Books. Unlike antivirus, IPS scans network traffic and identifies methods used to break malicious files into your network.

You can add IPS using the Endpoint Protection Manager under add/remove programs and full Symantec IPS instructions are available here.For all other locations, make sure you use the SEP Manager to distribute product software and content updates.The SEP manager updates are incremental, and smaller than the ones downloaded from the Live Update server.Installation is a big topic, so I encourage you to read Symantec’s Top 10 SEP installation best practices.The article covers things like ensuring all SEP clients and SEPMS are running the latest maintenance release, using the Group Update Provider (GUP) for content distribution, and how to ensure out-of-date SEP clients to still get incremental updates.The data collection process takes about 15 minutes (or less) from start to finish and is completed by a Symantec engineer and Softchoice’s own dedicated Symantec expert, who will give you their recommendations.