Today Symantec pre-announced Symantec Endpoint Protection 12. You can sign up for the public beta now, although the beta bits are not immediately available. It wasn’t stated whether this beta includes the server install or if it is client only. (update – Good news! Symantec commenter reports beta will be the full install and not client only). The full release is “later this year.”
Why are we excited about this? SEP11 has grown a bit long in the tooth. While it gave vast performance improvements over Symantec Antivirus 10, the natives are growing restless. SEP12 offers performance improvement, improved protection and is better designed for the virtualized environments found in many data centers.
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