Symantec Central Quarantine must be installed on a computer that runs Windows 2000 Server/Windows 2003 Server/Windows 2008 Server/Windows 2012 Server. Symantec Central Quarantine and its product manual are included on the Symantec Protection Engine CD.
For more information, see the Symantec Central Quarantine Implementation Guide.
You can designate unscannable files and the files that might contain threats or malicious code in Symantec Protection Engine for quarantining. Symantec Protection Engine forwards the files that you want to quarantine to Symantec Central Quarantine. Typically, the heuristically detected threats that cannot be eliminated are forwarded to the Quarantine so that they are isolated. Since the threats are isolated, they cannot spread. You can submit the files that are in the quarantine to Symantec Security Response for analysis. If a new threat is identified, new definitions are posted.
You must select Scan and repair or delete or scan and repair as the scan policy to forward files to the quarantine. When a copy of a file is forwarded to the Symantec Central Quarantine, if the original, file can be repaired, it is repaired. If it cannot be repaired, it is deleted.