Configuring Exceptions for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1
Last Updated November 07, 2014
You have recently upgraded from Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x to 12.1, and you notice that exceptions policy settings have changed, been renamed and/or been expanded. You want to know how you can determine that you have set your exceptions correctly.
In Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, Exceptions policy settings have been expanded to include the new Protection Technologies, such as Download Insight and SONAR and some settings have been renamed or regrouped.
For example, an added configuration setting is: "Trusted Web Domain Exceptions" for Download Insight detections.
In addition, some configuration settings from Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x have been renamed. TruScan Proactive Threat Protection has been replaced by SONAR in SEP 12.1 and its exception settings are now configurable under "Application" and "Application to Monitor."
Use caution when configuring exceptions. Every exception created for a web domain or directory will open a hole in the computer's defenses.
Exceptions are grouped under the applicable Operating Systems: Windows Exceptions or Mac Exceptions. For example, the locations below for configuring exception settings in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x: