This document discusses the features and abilities of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition cloud (SEP SBE).
The SEP SBE cloud management console is stored on Symantec servers. It is the centralized portal for managing all policies, computer status updates, definitions, and client software updates. This takes the place of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) in previous versions and On Premises installations. Relocating this management component to the cloud allows for fewer necessary resources locally in the environment.
The computers tab located in the top navigation bar will have all computers and groups created listed in an easy to read format. This allows administrators to manage computers and groups by role, location, duty, etc.
The Policies tab located on the navigation bar gives administrators a way to customize Symantec settings to environmental or individual computer requirements. This tab gives allows for the ability to customize schedules and settings for SEP SBE clients.
The users tab found in the SEP SBE cloud management console is where the primary account administrator will manage all other administrator and users who can access the online portal. Permissions and contact information for new and existing admins can be added, deleted, or changed from this tab.
The SEP SBE cloud management console offers reporting to help keep you informed on the security status of the computers in your environment.
The subscriptions tab allows you to add more services if you need or to extend the services you already have. It is also where you can download SEP SBE On-Premise Edition (end of life).
SEP SBE cloud offers a feature called a Live Update Host. This allows a machine to be configured to provide definition and content updates to the computers on the same subnet and location. This is especially useful in environments with limited external bandwidth to the Internet.
|Manager Options:||On Premise Manager||Cloud Hosted Portal|
|Hosted by Symantec||X|
|Hosted on Local Server (On-Premise System Requirements)||X|
|Client Security Summary on Home Page||X||X|
|News, Current Threats, Protection Status on Home Page||X|
|Several Report Types: Status, Network, Risk, Scan, Firewall - several sub categories||X||X|
|Reports Available on Manager and Email||X||X|
|.PDF, .HTML, .XML||X|
|Separate Polices for Virus Settings, Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Exclusions, and LiveUpdate - Has more options available to turn settings on or off||X|
|Centralized Single Policy Page Containing: AV, Firewall, USB Device Control, Exclusions, etc.||X|
|Computers Tab: View all Symantec protected systems|
|A group structure based view that allows the admin to separate clients by location, subnet, roles, etc.||X||X|
|Admin and Users Tab|
|Manage Additional Admin Accounts||X||X|
|On-Premise and Cloud Managed Clients:|
|Basic Protection Installation Option Available: Anti-Virus Component Only||X|
|Full Protection Including All Protection Components||X|
|Full Protection with the Addition of Safe Surfing||X|
|Default Server Install Package - has all protection components installed except the Firewall.||X|
|LUH - Live Update Host. Designates a system to download engine updates and virus definitions. Other systems in the same location or subnet then download from that machine to reduce network traffic.||X|
|Auto-update of most protection related software||X|