Managing
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
servers and third-party servers

You can configure
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
to integrate with many of the different types of servers in your network environment.
Server management
Task
Description
Learn about servers
Decide which types of servers you need to set up. See:
Set server communication permissions
You can allow or deny access to the remote console. You manage access by adding exceptions based on the IP address of a single computer or a group of computers. See:
Modify server settings
To modify database settings, or to restore your database on a different computer, you can modify server settings. See:
Configure the mail server
To work with a specific mail server in your network, you need to configure the mail server. See:
Manage directory servers
You can integrate
Symantec Endpoint Protection
with directory servers to help manage administrator accounts or to create organizational units. See:
Configure proxy settings if you use a proxy server to connect to Symantec LiveUpdate servers
To set up the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
to connect to the Internet through a proxy server, you must configure the proxy server connection. See:
Import or export server properties
You can export server settings to an xml file, and you can re-import the same settings. See:
Manage server certificates
The
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
server uses a server certificate to encrypt data for the communication between all servers, and clients in a network. The server identifies and authenticates itself with a server certificate. You may need to back up, update, or generate a new server certificate. See:
Configure SecurID Authentication for a server
If you choose to authenticate administrator accounts by using RSA SecurID, you must also configure the management server to communicate with the RSA server. See:
Configure two-factor authentication for
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
with Symantec VIP
If you use Symantec VIP in your environment for two-factor authentication, you can enable it for those administrators who authenticate with
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Authentication.
This support is added in version 14.2.
For more information, see:
Move the server to a different computer
You may need to move the management server software from one computer to another for the following reasons:
  • You must move the management server from a test environment to a production environment.
  • The computer on which the management server runs has a hardware failure.
You can move the management server software in the following ways:
Start and stop the management server
The management server runs as an automatic service. You must stop the management server service when you upgrade, or perform disaster recovery. See: