You can upgrade to the newest release of the product to take advantage of new features. To install a new version of the software, you must perform certain tasks to ensure a successful upgrade. You should also check the known issues that appear in the release notes for any late-breaking information relating to upgrades.
This section is specific to upgrading the software in environments where a compatible version of the product is already installed.
Before you upgrade, review the following information:
For the most current system requirements, see: Release notes, new fixes, and system requirements for all versions of Endpoint Protection
New features in this version
Compatible Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Symantec Endpoint Protection client upgrade paths
Symantec recommends that you do not perform third-party installations simultaneous to the upgrade of Symantec Endpoint Protection. The installation of any third-party programs that make network- or system-level changes may cause undesirable results when you upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection. If possible, restart the client computers before you upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Table: Process for upgrading Symantec Endpoint Protection