This document describes the hardware and software required to install and operate the enterprise version of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 12.1 Release Update 1 (RU1).
Note: This page provides the system requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1. If you need the system requirements for another version of Symantec Endpoint Protection, please see "Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control," TECH163829.
Unless otherwise specified, all updates, editions, and Service Packs (SPs) for a listed Windows version are supported, e.g. Windows 7 = Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions, all SPs. As Microsoft releases new Service Packs for Windows, these requirements may need to be re-evaluated--the newest Service Pack may require an updated version of the Symantec product.
Changes in this release
Support for additional operating systems and virtual platforms
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager supports Windows Small Business Server 2003.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection client now supports the following operating systems:
Windows Small Business Server 2003
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Windows XP Embedded SP3 and later
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Macintosh client and the Symantec Network Access Control On-Demand client for Macintosh now support Mac OS 10.7 Lion.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the Symantec Endpoint Protection client now support the following additional virtual platforms:
VMware Workstation 7.0 or later
VMware ESXi 4.0.x or later
VMware ESX 4.0.x or later
VMware Server 2.0.1
Citrix XenServer 5.1 or later
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager now supports the following Web browsers:
Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
Firefox 3.6, 4.0
The Symantec AntiVirus for Linux client now supports the following additional operating systems:
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Enterprise Desktop 11.x (includes support for OES 2)
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager system requirements
32-bit processor: 1-GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent minimum (Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent recommended)
64-bit processor: 2-GHz Pentium 4 with x86-64 support or equivalent minimum
Note: Intel Itanium IA-64 and PowerPC processors are not supported.
32-bit operating system: 1 GB of RAM or higher if required by the operating system
64-bit operating systems: 2 GB of RAM or higher if required by the operating system
4 GB or free space for the server, plus 4 GB for locally installed database
800 x 600
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SP1; all editions except Starter and Home)
Windows XP Professional (32-bit, SP3 or later; 64-bit, all SPs)
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit, R2, SP1 or later)
Windows Small Business Server 2003 (32-bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM, R2, SP1, and SP2)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
Note: Clients before version 12.1 can be managed by this version of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, regardless of the client operating system.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or 4.0
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes an embedded database, and this is the only choice in Small Business Edition. In the enterprise version, you may use the embedded database or one of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:
SQL Server 2000, SP4 or later
SQL Server 2005, SP2 or later
SQL Server 2008 all Service Packs
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
Note: If you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and the SQL database on the same computer, a minimum of 4 GB of RAM is recommended.
Symantec Endpoint Protection client, Windows and Macintosh system requirements
32-bit processor for Windows: 1-GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent minimum (Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent recommended)
32-bit processor for Mac: Intel Core Solo, Intel Core Duo
64-bit processor for Windows: 2-GHz Pentium 4 with x86-64 support or equivalent minimum. Itanium processors are not supported.