Best Practice to Upgrade to Sep V12.1.2

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Best practices for upgrading to
Symantec Endpoint Protection
12.1.2

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Article :TECH163700 | Created:
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Problem

You plan to upgrade to the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). The latest version is 12.1.2 (RU2).

Solution

The following resources will help you plan and perform an optimal upgrade from previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to the current version, while following the recommended best practices and being aware of any potential issues and risks.

Benefits of upgrading to the latest version, 12.1.2 (#Upgrade_Benefits) Important information for the latest version (#TheLatestVersion) Things to know before getting started (#ConsiderationsGotchas) Best practices (#BestPractices)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) (#FAQs)

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Benefits of upgrading to the latest version, 12.1.2
Added security
over SEP 11

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 provides improved security over Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, including the following enhanced features: Enhanced Client IPS
Added Browser IPS
Tamper Protection protects against registry, file system and process tampering
SONAR realtime behavioral analysis engine protects against new and emerging threats
Insight (http://w w w .symantec.com/reputation-based-security) reputation lookup technology Application and Device Control protects more platforms

Increased
performance

ScanLess Technology reduces scan overhead on the endpoint by as much as 70% from SEP 11.

Virtualization
improvements

Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the following virtualization improvements:
A VMware vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache. Delivered in a Security Virtual Appliance, you can deploy the vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache into a VMware infrastructure on each host. The vShieldenabled Shared Insight Cache makes file scanning more efficient. You can monitor the Security Virtual Appliance and client status in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

For managing Guest Virtual Machines (GVMs) in non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures:
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager...
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