Symantec Endpoint Protection combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops and servers. It goes beyond basic antivirus software programs to seamlessly integrate essential security technologies in a single agent and management console, increasing protection and helping lower total cost of ownership.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 provides protection against even the most sophisticated attacks that evade traditional security measures, such as rootkits, zero-day attacks and mutating spyware. It includes new technology - Symantec Insight - that separates files at risk from those that are safe for faster performance and more accurate malware protection, plus includes a range of other new features. It provides control over your endpoint security with built in network access control, device management and application management. Supporting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems, the product integrates with the Symantec Protection Center for easy management of endpoint, server, email and gateway security solutions.
What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
This powerful new feature separates files at risk from those that are safe for faster performance and more accurate malware protection. It tracks the age, prevalence and security rating of nearly every program file on the internet. And because Insight knows what files are new or changed, it takes the most important advantage of cyber-criminals, their ability to generate millions of unique threats, and turns it against them.
Real-time SONAR 3
Examines software programs as they run to identify and stop malicious behaviour - even of new and previously unknown threats. SONAR is the replacement for Symantec's TruScan technology.
Browser intrusion prevention
Integrates into leading browsers to scan for attacks directed at browser vulnerabilities.
Built for virtual environments
Antivirus for Mac and Linux
- Virtual image exception - white list files from a standard virtual machine image to optimise scanning performance
- Resource levelling - randomises the scan and update schedules to prevent resource utilisation spikes
- Shared insight cache - redirects Insight cloud lookups to a local server to reduce bandwidth and latency
- Virtual client tagging - Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager automatically identifies and manages virtual clients.
Easily managed through the Symantec Endpoint Protection management console.
Faster central console
The improved and optimised database helps to increase responsiveness for the central console.
Automatically performs non-critical security tasks when your computer is idle.
Enhanced client deployment
Improved wizards and more deployment options will allow new installs and upgrades to be faster and easier than ever before.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager integration with Symantec Workflow
Optimises efficiency, enforces processes and policies, and automates redundant tasks by integrating the SEP Manager with Symantec Workflow.
The Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool and Power Eraser
The Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool repairs severely infected PCs. The tool creates a self-booting CD or USB stick with Symantec's most powerful malware removal technology. The tool boots the computer into a specialized, virus free state so that malware can be safely removed.
Advanced reporting and analytics
Symantec Endpoint Protection now includes The Altiris IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Pack. ITA complements and expands upon the traditional reporting offered by Symantec Endpoint Protection by incorporating multi-dimensional analysis and robust graphical reporting in an easy to use dashboard.