Previously, Symantec Scan Engine exposed a limited set of static non-viral categories like Adware, Spyware, and Other Risks. Also, viral threats did not have any categories associated with them. From version 7.0 onwards, Symantec Protection Engine categorizes viral and non-viral threats more accurately. Hence, previously unknown or new non-viral threats that were reported under the generic 'Other Risks' category, would now be categorized more accurately.
New Product Catalog for Symantec Protection Engine
Customers who use Symantec LiveUpdate™ Administrator (LUA) to download definitions to their local LiveUpdate server for distribution, must update their product catalog in the LUA. To download new definitions, you must add "Symantec Protection Engine 7.0" to the product catalog in the LUA.
Symantec Protection Engine 7.0 is equipped with strong cipher support.
Enhanced scanning for MS Office documents
While previously Symantec Scan Engine used to block access to infected MS Office files, Symantec Protection Engine 7.0 can now repair and delete threats. Thus, you will be able to retrieve your clean Office files.
You can configure Symantec Protection Engine to display a custom security notice that contains common security-related information to all users before they log in to the Symantec Protection Engine console.
Support for System Center Operations Manager 2007(SCOM) Pack
You can integrate Symantec Protection Engine events with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).System Center Operations Manager is a central repository that can receive critical events, errors, warnings, and other information from your Symantec Protection Engine servers.
New platform support
Symantec Protection Engine 7.0 supports the following new platforms:
Windows Server 2008 Japanese (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Japanese (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
Java™ 2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 7.0
Symantec Protection Engine 7.0 now supports JRE 7.0
Imported Document ID: HOWTO79586
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