What's New In Symantec Endpoint Protection 14

March 21, 2024
What's New In Symantec Endpoint Protection 14
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Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 is a client-server software platform that provides layered security for physical and virtual endpoints – and is aimed at small and medium business environments with less than 5000 users.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 includes antivirus and antimalware, a firewall and intrusion prevention component, host integrity checking, external media control, application control, network access control, and website browsing protection. Behavioral monitoring uses machine learning to prevent most zero-day attacks, as well as to stop the spread of infection if an attack breaches network or system security. The Power Eraser component enables administrators to scan an endpoint from the management console to remove an infection remotely, and System Lockdown handles application whitelisting and blacklisting.

The Symantec Global Intelligence Network, one of the largest of its kind, analyzes data from hundreds of millions of users and sensors and works with Symantec's Insight and SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) technologies to identify and categorize current threats.

To increase performance, Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 uses scan elimination and deduplication techniques to reduce the number of files it must scan on each pass. Additional Symantec Endpoint Protection features then prevent malware and other threats from affecting customer endpoints.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 for on-premises includes a management console that runs on a server and pushes agent software to each client. Administrators can view and manage Windows, Mac, Linux, and virtual machine clients and make policy configurations using the console.

New features in Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 include:

  • New Symantec Mac Agent and the Symantec Linux Agent can be installed and managed from either the on-premises Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
  • Prevents new and unknown threats on the macOS by monitoring file behaviors in real-time.
  • Blocks untrusted non-portable executable files such as PDF files and scripts (such as (PowerShell, JavaScript, and VBScript) that are not yet identified as a threat.
  • Protects endpoints and users from web-based attacks on malicious sites using the Network Traffic Redirection feature.
  • Includes the ability to run both the Windows Defender and Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 on the same computer. The Auto-Protect scan runs after Windows Defender and can detect any threats that Windows Defender misses.
  • The embedded database was updated to the Microsoft SQL Express database. The SQL Server Express database stores policies and security events more efficiently than the default embedded database and is installed automatically with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 is licensed per endpoint with essential support included. Genesis Technologies Inc is an Authorized Symantec Reseller and offers great pricing for small and medium business customers. Genesis Technologies Inc also offers substantial discounts for Non-Profit Organizations, Churches, and Schools on Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 licenses.

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