Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Guards Virtual Environments

Endpoint security now available for large, medium and small organizations.

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Symantec Corp. has released Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition to combat the sheer volume of sophisticated attacks targeting organizations of all sizes today.

Optimized for performance on virtual systems, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 can automatically identify and manage virtual machines (VMs). Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 also integrates directly with VMware’s security APIs to scan for malware inside offline VMware images. To alleviate concurrent scans, known as “AV Storms,” from impacting performance in dense virtual environments, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 whitelists baseline VM images and shares scan results across VMs so that identical files are scanned only once across an entire pool. When combined with the scanning elimination from Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 enables faster, more responsive host systems, which in turn supports greater density of virtual instances, particularly for highly consolidated VDI environments.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition employs the same Insight, SONAR, and IPS technologies to offer enterprise-class threat detection technologies and performance improvements for small business customers. With simple-to-use features such as an installation wizard, pre-configured policy settings, and automated notifications and reports, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition meets smaller organizations’ needs with the fastest, most effective anti-malware capabilities in the industry. Small businesses will have peace of mind that their data is safe from cybercriminals.

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