There are two ways to deploy Symantec Mobility: Suite:
On-premises using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS.
Table: Mobility Suite deployment option pros and cons
This model is implemented on the Amazon cloud. It's used by customers who want to get started quickly and who do not want to worry about infrastructure.
Getting started with the public cloud/SaaS Symantec Mobility: Suite
Quick and easy to get started
No capacity planning required
No operations or administrative overhead
Lack of performance guarantees
Requires external connectivity to corporate identity provider (for example, Active Directory)
May not meet infosec/policy requirements
This model can be deployed facing the Internet, on a corporate Intranet, or in a firewalled DMZ. If multiple servers are implemented for scalability, a load balancer is needed to balance the traffic.
To deploy Mobility Suite on-premises, you need an SSL certificate for your Mobility Suite server.
You can purchase this certificate from a publicly-trusted certificate authority.
Symantec Mobility: Suite 5.1 On-Premises Installation Guide
If VMware infrastructure is in place, it's quick and easy to provision
May be preferred by infosec policy
Scales to a large number of users
Requires operations involvement
Requires database administrator involvement
IT is responsible for server hardening
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