For communication over the network, by default Shared Insight Cache uses no authentication and no SSL. The default setting for the password is null. In other words, the password is blank. If you change Shared Insight Cache settings to Basic authentication with SSL or Basic authentication with no SSL, you must specify a user name and password that can access Shared Insight Cache.
You can also change a user-defined authentication password. But if you do, you must specify that authentication user name and password in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager so that clients can communicate with Shared Insight Cache.
To enable the use of a network-based Shared Insight Cache
In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console, open the appropriate Virus and Spyware Protection policy and click Miscellaneous.
Click the Shared Insight Cache tab.
Check Enable Shared Insight Cache.
Click Shared Insight Cache using the network.
If you enabled SSL as a part of the Shared Insight Cache server settings in the configuration file, then click Require SSL.
If you enable SSL, you must also set up your clients to communicate with Shared Insight Cache by adding the Shared Insight Cache server certificate to the trusted certificates authorities store for the local computer. Otherwise, the communication between the clients and the Shared Insight Cache fails.
For information about how to add a server certificate, see your Active Directory documentation.
In the Hostname box, type the host name of the host on which you installed Shared Insight Cache.
In the Port box, type the port number of Shared Insight Cache.
Optionally, if you configured authentication for Shared Insight Cache, in the Username box, type the user name.
Optionally, if you configured authentication for Shared Insight Cache, click Change Password to change the default password (null) to the password that you created for authentication.
In the New password and the Confirm password boxes, type the new password.
Leave these fields empty if you do not want to use a password.