SEP 12.1 RU1 Released

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 is out.   The list of fixes and features is here. I upgraded my test server no problem.   That is the server where everything always works out fine. SEP 12.1 RU1 is version 12.1.1000.157.    The previous version was 12.1.671.4971.   So of course when you log into SEPM, click on admin and Client Install …

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Announced

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 …

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Why Microsoft cannot open Windows Update to third-party developers

This morning I saw a post from Larry Seltzer rehashing the argument that Microsoft should be allowing the deployment of third part updates via Microsoft Update.  (He uses the older term “Windows Update” which is for Windows products only.   Microsoft Update is the term for the update server for the broader group of Microsoft products).  He argues, there …

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Adobe Reader X Protected Mode and Antivirus

The sandbox functionality in Adobe Reader X is known to conflict with some antivirus products.  I’ve installed Reader X at home with no issues.      A post in the Symantec Connect forums indicates Adobe Reader X cannot open on computers that use the Network Threat Protection component of Symantec Endpoint Protection.   The workaround for the moment is to disable …

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Email Message Size Limits – The Update

The Microsoft Exchange team wrote a blog back in 2006 summarizing the need to email message limits. Email size limits help protect you against denial of service attacks. Intentional or not Internal sender or external, a large message can consume all available resources. The problem can be aggravated by Antivirus for Exchange. It only has …

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