Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager uses an Apache web server to communicate with clients and provide reporting services. The web server uses HTTP for all communications. HTTP is an unencrypted protocol and does not provide for the confidentiality or integrity of the communications over it. You can configure the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Apache web server to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to sign and encrypt data using an HTTPS connection.
Table: Configuring SSL communication to the client