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Symantec Endpoint Security System




How do I get Anti-virus software?

Faculty, Staff and Students can download the Symantec anti-virus software for free by visiting this link. Note that you will have to log in (to prove that you’re part of the TCNJ community) to access the software.

This software is configured to automatically look for virus update definitions on TCNJ’s server.

Why should I use Anti-virus software?

Anti-virus protects your system from malicious code that is embedded in an attachment you download from e-mail, from a web site you visit, or sent directly to you through the network without your taking any action besides turning on your computer. Anti-virus matches file types to known definitions for viruses, and either doesn’t allow the file to be installed, sends it to a quarantine area or deletes it. This helps keep your personal information safe from hackers, keeps your machine from being turned into a “zombie”

Symantec Endpoint Security and Control Overview

It’s time to move beyond antivirus with layered protection at the endpoint. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 brings unrivaled security and blazing performance across physical and virtual systems and is equipped to protect the latest operating systems achieving maximum performance and advanced protection.
Symantec Insight technology reduces antivirus scans while SONAR stops cyber-criminals and zero-day attacks. Only Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 provides the security you need through a single, high-powered agent, for the fastest, most-effective protection available.

Symantec Client User’s Guide

Key Features:

Unrivaled Security. Blazing Performance. Built for Virtual Environments.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is built on multiple layers of protection, including Symantec Insight and SONAR both of which provide protection against new and unknown threats. Built for virtual environments, it can integrate with VMware vShield Endpoint for dramatically improved performance. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 includes the latest features for improved security, performance and management.

Windows Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP (32-bit, SP2 or later; 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Embedded (SP2 or later)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Embedded
  • Windows 8, 8.1 (x86 platforms, 32-bit, 64-bit)

Mac Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Mac OS X Server 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 (Mavericks)

Linux Operating Systems (32 & 64 bit versions):

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise (server/desktop)
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Linux
  • VMWare ESX
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Fedora

Hardware Requirements:

  • 1GHz CPU or higher
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 850 MB of free space on the hard disk