System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.x Management Server

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Endpoint Encryption

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Important Update: System requirements information for Encryption products is now published along with the other product documentation at the Broadcom Tech Docs site. Consequently, this Knowledge Base article is no longer current and will not be updated. For up-to-date system requirements information for Symantec Endpoint Encryption products, please visit our Tech Docs site.

All new documents can be found by going to techdocs.broadcom.com.  To find Encryption Documentation, click on the Broadcom business, "Symantec Security Software", then select "Information Security", and then select the product you wish to review.

For the current System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.0, click here.

For the current System Requirements for Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.1, click here.

 

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Important Note:
This information in this article is kept for historical reference only and is no longer updated.  See the System Requirements pages above for updated information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article detailed the system requirements for version 11.3.x of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server.

 

Notes:

  • Versions of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server 11.1.x earlier than 11.1.3 should not be used.
  • The Microsoft Windows operating systems that are listed in this KB article are supported only with all of the latest hot fixes and security patches from Microsoft.
  • Symantec Endpoint Encryption requires one or more Active Directory domains to host the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server. You can also synchronize Symantec Endpoint Encryption with Active Directory.

Supported operating systems

You can install

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (64-bit), with updates
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 R2 Standard (64-bit), with updates
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, with updates
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 R2 Standard (64-bit), with updates
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard, with updates
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, with updates
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (64-bit), with updates

.NET Framework requirements

You must make sure that .NET is enabled before you can install the components.

Depending on the version of Microsoft Windows Server that you use, Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server requires the following versions of .NET Framework:

Operating system Required version of .NET Framework
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 4.7 (For Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.0 and later)
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 4.6.2 (For Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1.3 and later)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 4.5.2

Note: The table lists the minimum supported versions of .NET Framework. The current highest supported version is 4.7.1.

Supported virtual computers

You can install Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server on the following virtualized computers:

  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • VMware ESXi 5.5
  • VMware ESXi 5.1

Minimum hardware requirements

Processor

1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or higher, or the equivalent.

Symantec recommends that you use a 2.0 GHz or faster processor.

RAM

1 GB

Symantec recommends that you increase the amount of memory as your database size grows.

Free disk space 80 GB

Supported cloud hosting services

You can install and host Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server using the following cloud hosting services:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
    Note: Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server has not yet been tested for compatibility with Microsoft Azure SQL.

Symantec Endpoint Encryption database system requirements

Microsoft SQL Server

The Symantec Endpoint Encryption database can reside on a dedicated database server or on the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server. Symantec recommends that you install your database on a dedicated database server. If you have located the instance on a dedicated database server, the database server does not need to belong to an Active Directory domain.

Symantec recommends that you store the data file and log files on separate physical disks. You should format with NTFS the disk that stores the log files.

You can install the Symantec Endpoint Encryption database on either a physical computer or a VMware ESXi 6.5, VMware ESXi 5.5, or VMware ESXi 5.1 virtual machine.

Supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server version On the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Management Server On a dedicated computer
SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Yes Yes
SQL Server 2016 Enterprise SP2 (64-bit) Yes Yes
SQL Server 2016 Standard SP2 (64-bit) Yes Yes
SQL Server 2014 Enterprise SP3 (64-bit) Yes Yes
SQL Server 2014 Standard SP3 (64-bit) Yes Yes
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise SP4 (64-bit) Yes Yes

Used and unused features of SQL Servers by Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.x

SQL features Status
Database replication and mirroring features OFF by default
Change data capture feature OFF by default
Change tracking feature OFF by default
SQL Agent Disabled by default
Ad hoc distributed queries OFF by default
Common Language Runtime (CLR) integration OFF by default
Dedicated Administrator Connection (DAC) - Remote OFF by default
Database mail Disabled by default
OLE Automation stored procedures OFF by default
Service Broker Disabled by default
SQL Mail OFF by default
xp_cmdshell OFF by default
Support of Partially Contained Database OFF by default
Support of Windows mount points This is not managed by Symantec Endpoint Encryption. If the SQL version supports this function, then it should work as is.
SQL Collations Requirement By default, this is selected by installation and certified using default English-Language (US) as locale.
Database Engine Services In use by Symantec Endpoint Encryption.
Integration Services Symantec Endpoint Encryption recognizes whatever is set to default.