Host Integrity and Endpoint Protection for Macintosh

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Article ID: 169764

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Products

Endpoint Protection Network Access Control

Issue/Introduction

In older builds of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM), the Host Integrity (HI) policy may list options for the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Macintosh client. However, the client does not process the rules for compliance.

HI was originally a key component technology included in the Symantec Network Access Control (SNAC) and Sygate products. With the release of SEP 12.1 RU5 (12.1.5337.5000), Host Integrity was included as a component of SEP, no longer reliant entirely on SNAC licensing and components.

Cause

SEP for Mac does not include the necessary functionality to process and utilize Host Integrity for compliance checking. 

Resolution

As of the 14.2 SEP release, Mac options were removed from the SEPM HI policy.

Host Integrity for Mac required the use of a SNAC Gateway Enforcer configured to supply Mac computers with the On-Demand client. SNAC reached End of Life in 2014 and is no longer supported. For further details on SNAC's End of Life refer to Symantec Network Access Control (SNAC) End of Life FAQ for Customers and Partners.