Migrating from Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1 or later
The discontinued products Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition (SAV) 10.x and Symantec Client Security (SCS) 3.x have reached End of Support Life (EOSL). The recommended replacement for your Symantec legacy product is Symantec Endpoint Protection. If you have not already migrated to Symantec Endpoint Protection, it is important to do so. This article helps you simplify the process of migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x provides greater protection than antivirus alone
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x offers a much broader suite of protection technologies than the legacy Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security. Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the following protection components:
Virus and Spyware Protection
Protects against viruses, malware, and spyware. Also includes Download Protection Email Protection to scan Microsoft Outlook, POP3/SMTP, and Lotus Notes (enterprise version only) email.
Proactive Threat Protection
Uses SONAR to provide zero-day protection against unknown threats. The enterprise version also includes Application and Device Control, which lets you control the software and hardware on your client computers.
Network Threat Protection
Protects against Web and network threats, with Firewall and Intrusion Prevention components.
Install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, and migrate legacy group and policy settings when prompted
Use the Migration Wizard to import the legacy group settings and policy settings from your Symantec AntiVirus server. The Migration Wizard appears after you install and configure the management console. You can also click Start Menu > All Programs > Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager > Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Tools > Migration Wizard.