What's new in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 (12.1 RU4)
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 is the last release update to support Symantec Protection Center 1.0. Support continues in future release updates for Symantec Protection Center 2.0 and the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager web console.
Table: New features in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4
Expanded operating system and browser support
Supports Mac OS X 10.9 and Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2.
Supports the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
Enhanced support for remote deployment for Mac
Supports the creation of installation packages for use with Mac-based third-party remote client management and distribution systems. This added support includes:
A standardized, independent package that requires no additional files or scripts for remote deployment
Remote deployment to target Mac computers on which no user is logged on
Support for unattended installation
Support for silent installation
Intrusion prevention for Mac
You can deploy intrusion prevention protection to Mac client computers. Intrusion prevention analyzes the network traffic with the use of the intrusion prevention signatures to block attacks or patterns of attack.
LiveUpdate 6 for Mac
The Mac client includes LiveUpdate 6, which no longer depends on Java to run. LiveUpdate-related tasks run even if no user is logged in. LiveUpdate-related tasks include a scheduled LiveUpdate launch.
Improved scheduled scan options for Mac
Scheduled scan options for Mac match the options available for Windows clients.
The end user can pause, snooze, and cancel a scheduled scan from the Mac client user interface.
Content for Mac from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
You can configure the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Apache web server to allow Mac clients to download LiveUpdate content. For configuration instructions, see the following webpage:
The Mac client user interface is more consistent both with Apple style and with the Symantec conventions.
Additional language support for Mac
In addition to English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese, the Mac client supports the following languages:
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.2 management support for the 12.1.4 Mac client
If you are not able to immediately upgrade your management server, you can manage the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 Mac client with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.2. However, Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.2 can only support the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 Mac client at the level of protection technology available for version 12.1.2.
Faster alerting and notifications for priority events
Symantec Endpoint Protection Windows clients can quickly send priority events to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager without waiting for the next heartbeat. You can also create notifications without a damper for critical events. Priority events include malware infections and IPS alerts.
Support for Lotus Notes 9.0 (enterprise version)
Auto-Protect Email Protection for Lotus Notes supports Lotus Notes 9.0.
Support for ESXi 5.1 Update 1 (enterprise version)
Supports the use of ESXi 5.1 Update 1 with vShield Endpoint 5.1.
Imported Document ID: HOWTO101889
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