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Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.x: Differences Course Outline

 (1 day)
Version 14.x

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The Symantec Endpoint Protection 14: Differences course is designed for the network, IT security, and systems administration professionals in a Security Operations position who have experience with SEP 12 and need to understand the new features, how to upgrade to and manage SEP 14.


Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Know what's new and how to use the new security features
Complete a fresh Install and upgrade from prior versions
Understand and plan for changed features

Who Should Attend
Network, IT security, and systems administration professionals in a Security Operations position who are tasked with configuring optimum security settings for endpoints protected by Symantec Endpoint Protection 14

You must have a working knowledge of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, advanced computer terminology, including TCP/IP networking terms, Internet terms, and an administrator-level knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems.


What's New?

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Server New features
New cloud look
Customizable replication schedule
Subnet mask for explicit Group Update Providers
In-product notifications
Default computer mode client installation
New programmable REST APIs - increased automation

Symantec Endpoint Protection Client new features (Mac clients)
Device control
Auto-upgrade from the manager

Symantec Endpoint Protection Client new features (Windows clients)
Intelligent Threat Cloud Service
o Standard client
o Embedded or VDI client
o Dark (offline) network
Zero-day protection - Generic Exploit Mitigation
Advanced Machine Learning
New emulator improves scan performance
Additional support for windows drive/folder variables in scans
Ability to disable SONAR from scanning network drives
Application Control driver leverage Windows 10 Device Guard to lock down device

Changed features
Insight Lookup shares settings with Download Insight
Password never expires option disabled by default
Virus scan logic moved to AP user mode

Removed or unsupported features
Any versions of Windows XP/ Server 2003/XP based Windows Embedded OSes
Mac OS X 10.8
SEP 11.x manager definition updates
Import SEP 11.x clients
Migrate Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x/12.0 to 14.
vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache and Security Virtual appliance.
Network Access Control

Installing, Upgrading or Migrating

New clients
Intelligent threat cloud service
Selecting and installing the right client

Supported Upgrade Path
Direct upgrade from version 12.x

SEP 11 migration best practice
Installing new Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on supported platform
Upgrade client directly to SEP 14

Enhance Security

Generic Exploit Mitigation
What is GEM?
Benefits of GEM
GEM Policy & Settings/Application Coverage
Reporting on GEM detections

Advanced Machine Learning
What is Advanced Machines Learning?
Benefits of AML
Reporting on AML detections
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Attend hands-on, instructor-led Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.x: Differences training classes at ONLC's more than 300 locations. Not near one of our locations? Attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.

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