All of the Windows endpoints in the environment are defended by Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients. Can the UNIX servers (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and similar operating systems) also be protected by SEP 11 or SEP 12.1?
Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec AntiVirus for Linux
At present, managed and self-managed (unmanaged) Symantec Endpoint Protection clients can be installed on Windows and Macintosh computers. Managed clients can be viewed and configured from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) console. Full system requirements for SEP can be found in Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control
Linux computers can be protected by Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAV for Linux, SAVFL). Details on the distros covered can be found in System requirements for Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0. Using an optional tool called SAVFL Reporter, some data can be forwarded from the SAVFL clients to the SEPM for inclusion in reports and alerts generated by this management console.
Symantec Critical Systems Protection
While neither SEP nor SAVFL can be installed on Solaris, HP-UX, AIX or similar, there is an alternate Symantec product which can provide protection: Symantec Data Center Security: Server & Server Advanced. (Formerly known as Symantec Critical Systems Protection, SCSP). The agent provides host-based intrusion detection (HIDS) and intrusion prevention (HIPS) for many varieties of Sun Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux, HP-UX, HP Tru64 Unix, IBM AIX and VMware ESX Console OS (as well as Windows). Full details can be found in the Symantec Critical System Protection Version 5.2 RU9 MP1 Platform and Feature Matrix.
SCSP has its own Management Console which runs on Windows. Events from the servers protected by SCSP communicate with this console rather than the SEPM.
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