Configuring endpoints in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to communicate with ATP
Last Updated September 25, 2018
You can configure your endpoints to communicate with Symantec Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) via the private cloud setting in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Click the link below to learn more about how to configure endpoints to connect with ATP via ATP Manager.
If you upgrade to ATP 3.0 or later and want to preserve legacy behavior, your endpoints must be configured to connect through HTTP 8080 or HTTP 8443. If you use the Symantec Endpoint Protection proxy and want to take advantage of EDR 2.0 functionality, use HTTPS 443. Important: Enrolled endpoints are disconnected when you re-configure these ports. However, the endpoint enrollment status does not appear changed in ATP Manager. If you reconfigure the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager ports, you must re-enroll your Symantec Endpoint Protection endpoints with ATP.
When you redeploy ATP without removing the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Controller, endpoints remain in an enrolled state. However, if you remove ATP from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager's group settings, the endpoint are technically unenrolled. There is no longer a connection between endpoints and ATP.
To configure endpoints in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to communicate with ATP
Log into Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Click Clients, then select the group that you want to configure.
In Symantec Endpoint Protection, you can set policies on a per-computer or on a group basis. For more information about setting up groups, see the Symantec Endpoint Protection documentation.
For the desired computers or groups, go to the Policies tab and click External Communications Settings.
On the External Communications Settings dialog, click the Private Cloud tab.
Check Enable private servers to manage my data, and then click Use ATP servers for Insight lookups and submissions.
Check Use Symantec servers when private servers are not available.
Click Add>> and select New server.
In the Add Server dialog box, specify the URL and port number of ATP Manager.
The default protocol and port are HTTP and port 8080. Before selecting the HTTPS protocol, read the following topic: