How does the Sygate Symantec Endpoint Protection (SSEP) for Windows XP Embedded 5.1 product compare with the full release of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1? What are the benefits of one product over the other?
The Symantec Endpoint Protection client has been fully supported on the Windows XP Embedded (XPe) platform since SEP 11 MR2. All features of SEP, including antivirus, will function normally. However, there are three important caveats:
SSEP for Windows XP Embedded 5.1 (XPe Agent) is a purpose-built agent for Windows XP Embedded that has a much smaller footprint (especially disk) and supports the write filter. There are, however, three important limitations of which administrators should be aware:
Threats targetting Point-of-Sale devices (which often use embedded versions of Windows) are not uncommon. These devices must be secured well. Additional information can be found in Secure Your Point-of-Sale System and the Security Response blog POS malware: Potent threat remains for retailers.