This document describes the hardware and software required to install and operate the enterprise version of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 12.1 Release Update 1 (RU1).
Note: This page provides the system requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1. If you need the system requirements for another version of Symantec Endpoint Protection, please see "Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control," TECH163829.
These requirements apply to the enterprise version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1. For the Small Business Edition, see System requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1 Release Update 1 (RU1).
Unless otherwise specified, all updates, editions, and Service Packs (SPs) for a listed Windows version are supported, e.g. Windows 7 = Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions, all SPs. As Microsoft releases new Service Packs for Windows, these requirements may need to be re-evaluated--the newest Service Pack may require an updated version of the Symantec product.
Support for additional operating systems and virtual platforms
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager supports Windows Small Business Server 2003.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection client now supports the following operating systems:
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Macintosh client and the Symantec Network Access Control On-Demand client for Macintosh now support Mac OS 10.7 Lion.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the Symantec Endpoint Protection client now support the following additional virtual platforms:
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager now supports the following Web browsers:
The Symantec AntiVirus for Linux client now supports the following additional operating systems:
Note: Intel Itanium IA-64 and PowerPC processors are not supported.
Note: Clients before version 12.1 can be managed by this version of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, regardless of the client operating system.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes an embedded database, and this is the only choice in Small Business Edition. In the enterprise version, you may use the embedded database or one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:
Note: If you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the SQL database on the same computer, a minimum of 4 GB of RAM is recommended.
800 x 600
For information about the system requirements for the Symantec AntiVirus client for Linux, see the Symantec AntiVirus for Linux Implementation Guide.
Note: Clients from version 11.0 RU6 and lower do not support Firefox 3.6.3.
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