Proxy support for Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Mac 12.1.4 and later

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Article ID: 160838

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Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

You have the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client for Mac version 12.1.4 or later installed in your environment. You want to know which proxies are supported, with and without authentication.

Note: For proxy information for earlier versions of the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Mac, see Proxies and compatibility with Java LiveUpdate and Symantec Endpoint Protection.
 

Resolution

Communication proxy support

The following table describes proxy configurations supported for communication to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager:

Proxy support for manager communication
HTTP with authentication Supported
HTTP without authentication Supported
SOCKS v4 with authentication Supported
SOCKS v4 without authentication Supported
SOCKS v5 with authentication Not supported
SOCKS v5 without authentication Not supported

You can configure proxy settings using the Network control panel in the Mac’s System Preferences. Click the connection type, then click Advanced > Proxies.
 

LiveUpdate proxy support

The following table describes proxy configurations supported for LiveUpdate:

Proxy support for LiveUpdate
HTTP with authentication Supported
HTTP without authentication Supported
SOCKS v4 with authentication Not supported
SOCKS v4 without authentication Supported
SOCKS v5 with authentication Not supported
SOCKS v5 without authentication Supported

You can configure these proxy settings in the Mac’s System Preferences, as noted above.
 

Additional information

The default external communication setting for the group specified in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (enterprise version only) that LiveUpdate uses the Mac system proxy settings. These settings affect all Macs in the group to which the client belongs.

This setting is found in the following location in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager:

  1. Click Clients > groupname, and then click the Policies tab.
  2. Under Location-independent Policies and Settings, under Settings, click External Communication Settings, and then click the Proxy Server (Mac) tab.
    • The System Proxy option uses the Mac system proxy settings.
    • The Use custom proxy settings option bypasses the Mac system proxy settings.
  3. Click OK to accept any changes you made.