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Symantec Endpoint Protection For Debian Linux

Symantec Endpoint Protection For Debian Linux.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is marketed as unsurpassed security that stops targeted attacks and advanced threats.

In tests conducted by AV-TEST Lab 09/2015, Symantec Endpoint Protection shows a 100% detection rate when tested against Windows-based threats and 97.2% for Linux-based threats.

However, Broadcom aquired Symantec in 2019 for 10,7 Billion USD in cash and then less than six months after Broadcom acquired Symantec's enterprise business, they sold it again.

Symantec's Cyber Security Services business includes global threat monitoring, incident response and managed security services that run on proprietary cloud platform.

The deal did give Accenture more than 300 employees and six security operations centers located in the U.S., U.K., India, Australia, Singapore and Japan.

NOTE: Local partner ACTAR Connectivity Engenharia de Telecom Ltda in Vitoria-ES is listed on their site, but the company has shutdown.

Supported Graphical Desktop Environments:

  1. KDE
  2. Gnome
  3. Unity

Required Linux Packages:

One or the other:

  • net-tools
  • iproute2

Developer Tools/Headers:

No info available.

On 64-bit operating systems, the following additional packages are required to run the 32-bit portions of SEP for Linux:
1. Lib32ncurses5
2. Lib32z1
3. Libc6:i386, libncurses5:i386, and libstdc++6:i386

Ensure that the kernel being run is compatible with the desired SEP for Linux installer:

sudo uname -r

Press Enter.

In my case: 5.10.0-15-amd64

Install all required prerequisite packages into the operating system:

sudo apt-get update && upgrade

Press Enter.

sudo apt-cache policy net-tools

Press Enter.

V1.60 available in Debian 11 repository:

sudo apt-get install net-tools

Press Enter.

Development Tools & Kernel Headers:

sudo apt-get install gcc

Press Enter.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential

Press Enter,

64-bit installation - only:

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

Press Enter.

sudo apt-get install lib32ncurses5 lib32z1

Press Enter.

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386

Press Enter.

For 64-bit and Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI):

sudo apt-get install libX11.i686

Press Enter.

If all required Linux packages are installed, you can proceed with installing the desired SEP:

  1. Reboot the Linux endpoint.
  2. Move the SEP for Linux package in its .zip format to the Linux endpoint.
  3. Open a terminal window.
  4. Navigate to where the SEP for Linux .zip file is located using the terminal window.
  5. Enter the command tar -xvf {file} -C {folder name} Press enter.
  6. Enter the command cd {folder_name} Press enter.
  7. Enter the command chmod 755 . Press enter.
  8. Enter the command sudo ./ -i . Press enter.

Once the installer has completed successfully the client will show in the system tray of the endpoint.

Uninstalling SEP for Linux Client:

In a terminal window:

chmod 777

Press enter.

sudo ./ -u

Press enter. Done.

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