After copying settings from one Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) server to another users will receive email notifications and logs will show error messages.
"The Symantec Protection Engine has encountered a critical error Date/time of event = 20XX-01-XX 09:24:25 Event Severity Level = Error Error Message = Failed to decrypt the Rapid Release FTP Password. Symantec Protection Engine IP address = XX.XXX.XXX.XX Uptime (in seconds) = 2"
Each installation of SPE uniquely encrypts the password within the liveupdate.xml file.
This happens if you copy SPE settings from one installation to another.
It is advised to reinstall SPE and manually configure settings through the settings CLI or GUI rather than to copy .xml files between installations.
This will only effect the use of Rapid Release FTP downloads.
You can ignore this message/s if Rapid Release FTP downloads are not used.