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#1 maccers


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:40 AM

Bit off topic, I am guessing there are some IT guys and gals on here. I am one...however its been a while since I done anything with Windows servers and Anti Virus, last time I was using Mcafee and PCAnywhere..!


Am looking for some general advise on how Symantec End Point protection works in terms of licencing for Windows based physical (not cloud) servers. Does one buy a licence pack of 10, 20, 30, 100, 500, 1000+ etc or does it work differently?


I know its a bit specific but maybe someone here works with servers and this AV product. Am going to pick around the Norton site in a minute. I only need AV, IDS, DDoS etc are covered by security devices in the network. 600+ servers. 




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Posted 25 January 2019 - 04:32 PM

I look after a network and inherited Kaspersky Endpoint Secuirty. You require a license for the Admin server that monitors all end points (both client PC's as well as servers) and then one license for the total number of servers and client PC's that you will be monitoring. I suspect that Symantec's take on this is very similar. Licensing is where they make their money.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

I haven't touched tin in years now but I still hold a grudge against both McAfee and Symantec because their products were such bloated, steaming piles of garbage.

The last time I had any major involvement with one of them was planning the role-out of Symantec Endpoint Protection to ~10k workstations across 10 countries and all US states - what a pain in the behind, the product did nothing but trip over it's own feet.


I'm very pleased that my work now mostly involves cloud-native solutions rather than the monolithic workloads of old.


Sorry, bit of a rant!

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