Sepm not updating clients
The complete suite is a good fit for medium-sized businesses seeking a more comprehensive range of protection. The patches can be pushed enterprise-wide with ease. For an Enterprise protection software, that is the key selling point.
We have had an occasional hiccup where the end users need to manually update their virus definitions and there are no notifications that it needs to be done.
I've provided my versions below to compare to if required.
The package can be found at: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris ... If a change to the (default) I had the same script than in the condition :-( But I've deleted it.
To simplify and exclude all extraneous factors we performed file transfer and network speed test where all VMs are hosted on the same VMware ESXi virtualization hosts (Version ESXi 5.1.0 Build 1117900).
All VMs are x64 and the ethernet adapters are VMXNET 3, VMWare tools are installed and updated to the latest versions.
VMs with all features of SEP installed have file transfer speed of about 30 MB/sec vs 120 MB/sec with no SEP installed.
Network speeds measured using the iperf utility shows a similar speed degradation of 4 times, 350 Mb/sec vs 1400 Mb/sec.
It provides complete flexibility to the administrator.
Virus found events This monitor returns the number of the Virus Found events.
We are experiencing significant reduction in file transfer rate and network speed with in our LAN between Virtual Machines running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 guest OSs, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) installed is 12.1.2015.2015.
This service provides communication with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Configuration events This monitor returns the number of events when a configuration file cannot be read.
It also provides network threat protection and application and device control for the client. Backup and restore from quarantine events This monitor returns the number of events when the Symantec Anti Virus cannot back up a file or restore a file from quarantine.
This seems to be a much bigger trade off between Security and Network Speed than anticipated.