Client Intrusion Detection System (CIDS) v14.1 will be released as a staged release for Enterprise customers. SEP clients will upgrade this feature via LiveUpdate. The rollout is expected to begin on or around December 1.
This release provides a new generation Browser Protection engine. Please be aware that this engine removes the need for Browser Helper Objects (BHO), browser plugins or add ons. No functionality will be lost due to this change. It simply gives customers browser independent protection and allows Symantec Endpoint Protection to tackle even more complex threats.
Note: Symantec will support more browsers in the future and moving to a plugin-less design is the first step in accomplishing this. Under CIDS 14.x however only Firefox and Internet Explorer are fully supported.
It is normal for Internet Explorer users to no longer see the BHO and similarly, Firefox users will not see the add-on installed in their browsers. Note: All versions of IE BHO will be disabled and all Firefox plugins removed.
Because this is a staged rollout, customers may see the change at different times. This is a positive change, no functionality is being removed; this change improves Symantec Endpoint Protection’s protection capabilities.