Symantec Endpoint Protection , developed by Symantec , is a security software suite, which consists of anti-malware , intrusion prevention, and firewall features for servers and desktops.  It has the largest market-share of any product for endpoint security . 
The first release of Symantec Endpoint Protection was published in September 2007 and named version 11.0.  Endpoint Protection is the result of several security software products, including Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.0, Client Security, Network Access Control, and Sygate Enterprise Edition.  Endpoint Protection also includes new features.  For example, it can block data transfers to unauthorized device types, such as USB flash drives or Bluetooth devices. 
At the time, Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition has been criticized as having become bloated and unwieldy.  Endpoint Protection 11.0 was intended to address these criticisms.  The disk footprint of Symantec Corporate Edition 10.0 is 100 MB, while Endpoint Protection is 20 MB. 
In 2009, Symantec introduced a managed service and Symantec staff deployed Symantec Endpoint Protection and remotely installations.  A Small Business Edition with a faster setup process Was released in 2010.  In February 2011, Symantec released version 12.0 of Endpoint Protection.  Version 12 is a cloud-based database of malicious files called Symantec Insight.  Insight was intended to combat malware that generates mutations of its files to prevent detection by signature-based anti-malware software.  In late 2012, Symantec released version 12.1.2, which supports VMware vShield. 
A cloud-version of Endpoint Protection was released in September 2016.  This was followed by version 14 that November.  Version 14 incorporates machine learning technology to find patterns in digital data that may be indicative of the presence of a cyber-security threat.  It also incorporates memory exploit mitigation and performance improvements. 
Symantec Endpoint Protection is a security suite that includes intrusion prevention , firewall , and anti-malware features.  According To SC Magazine , Endpoint Protection aussi HAS some features typical of data loss preventionsoftware.  Windows , Linux , or macOS is running on a server .  Version 14 is the only currently-supported release. 
Endpoint Protection regularly scans computers for security threats.  It is used to prevent unauthorized programs from running,  and to apply firewall policies that allow block or allow network traffic.  It attempts to identify and block a company’s traffic from a web browser .  It uses aggregate information from users to identify malicious software.  Symantec claims to use data from 175 million devices that have installed Endpoint Security in 175 countries. 
Endpoint Protection has an administrative console that allows the department to modify security policies for each department,  such as which programs or files to exclude from antivirus scans.  It does not manage mobile devices directly, but it does not affect mobile devices. 
In early 2012, source code for Symantec Endpoint Protection was published.  A hacker group called “The Lords of Dharmaraja” claimed credit, alleging the source code was stolen from Indian military intelligence .  The Indian government requires vendors submit source code of any computer program being sold to the government, to ensure that they are not being used for espionage .  In July 2012, an update to Endpoint Protection Caused compatibility issues, triggering a Blue Screen of Death is Windows XP running machine some third-party file system drivers . In 2014, Offensive Security discovered an exploit in Symantec Endpoint Protection during a penetration test of a financial services organization.  The exploit in the Application and Device Control Driver is a registered user of the system.  It was patched that August. 
According to Gartner , Symantec Endpoint Protection is one of the most comprehensive endpoint security products.  However, a common criticism is that customers are “fatigued” by “near constant changes” in the product and company direction.  SC Magazine said Enpoint Protection 14 was the “most comprehensive tool of its type … with superb installation and documentation.”  The review said EndPoint Protection had a “no-brainer setup and administration,” but it does have a “wart” that support fees are “a bit steep.” 
Forrester said version 12.1 was the most complete endpoint security software product on the market, but the different IT security functions of the software were not well-integrated.  The postponement speculated the Lack of integration Would Be Addressed in version 14.  Network World Official Symantec Endpoint Protection sixth in endpoint security products, based on data from NSS Labs testing. 
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