Preview: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, Small Business Edition

ITBusinessEdge: Preview – Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, Small Business Edition

The new version of the Syamentec product appears to be more than just a periodic update, Paul Mah says. It “suggests a paradigm shift in the technical abilities incorporated into [Syantec’s] anti-virus software.”

“At the RSA Conference this week, security juggernaut Symantec unveiled new versions of its Endpoint Protection software that come with enhanced features that the company says are better positioned to stop malware in its tracks. The company also announced a Small Business Edition (SBE) of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 that will offer the same enterprise-class threat detection technologies, but with the needs of SMBs in mind. Highlighted features include an installation wizard to assist deployments, pre-configured policy settings and reports tailored for small business customers.

The presence of a new ‘Insight Reputation System’ will help optimize scanning by skipping known good files, while SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) technology examines behaviors and characteristics to identify new or novel threats, says Symantec. In the official press release, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 was touted as being ‘twice as fast as the average security solution.'”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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