Wishlist for SEP 12.1

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11 is getting long in the tooth.   It was a huge step forward.   But I’m starting to look forward to the next release.   Symantec released a small business edition with version 12.   So I’m calling the next version of SEP, SEP12.1.    That isn’t official.   Here’s a list of what I’d like …

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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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SEP11 and MS090-35

The vulnerability scanner is finding a bunch of systems with %windir%\system32\atl71.dll version 7.10.5057.0 and the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.1. This indicates that the system may be MS09-035 vulnerable. The patched version of atl71.dll is 7.10.6101.0. I also have some systems that dont have that registry key but have atl71.dll. I decided to do some testing to …

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BridgeChecker

I’ve blogged several times about the desire to disable the wireless card when the wired card is connected. A comment on one of my older entries points out that there is free software to do this now. http://www.wlanbook.com/disable-wireless-connected-lan-xp-vista/ http://www.wlanbook.com/bridgechecker/ I’m now using SEP11 for this but passing it on in case others are still looking …

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 MR4

SEP11 MR4 release notes have been posted here. I suspect this is now available on the platinum site. I’ve been told by our sales guy that we should have access to that, but all I can ever get to is fileconnect. Rumor is January 6th for Fileconnect. I’m more interested in the msp update files …

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SEP11 and CPU usage on Virtual Machines

Since deploying Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11 MR2 MP1, I’ve been fielding complaints from the System Administrator that the virtual machines are running 20-30% higher in total CPU usage than before the upgrade. He that SMC.exe a SEP11 process is the culprit. SMC.exe is the process for administrative communication. So it seems odd that it …

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