The Symantec Protection Engine user interface requires Java to be installed prior to installing Symantec Protection Engine. From version 7.5.0 onwards, you have the option to install Symantec Protection Engine in the Core server only mode that allows you to administer and configure Symantec Protection Engine using the command-line interface. Since the Core server only mode uses the command-line interface to configure the options, it is independent of Java.
Prior to version 7.5.0, reports and logs were generated using the user interface only. Now, you can choose to use the LogConverter utility to generate detailed reports while operating in the Core server only mode. This utility converts the Symantec Protection Engine log files into a readable format. It also converts input log file(s) into text, HTML (-h switch) and CSV (-c switch) formats. The default output format is text.