Managing exceptions in Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection
You can manage exceptions for
Symantec Endpoint Protectionin the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Managerconsole.
Learn about exceptions
You use exceptions to exclude items from being scanned on your client computers.
Review the types of files and folders that
Symantec Endpoint Protectionautomatically excludes from scans
Symantec Endpoint Protectionautomatically creates exceptions, or exclusions, for some third-party applications and some Symantec products.
You can also configure individual scans to scan only certain extensions and skip any other extensions.
Restricting the types of exceptions that users can configure on client computers (Windows only)
By default, users on client computers have limited configuration rights for exceptions. You can restrict users further so that they cannot create exceptions for virus and spyware scans or for SONAR.
Users can never force an application detection and they never have permission to create Tamper Protection exceptions.
Users also cannot create a file exception for application control.
Check the logs for detections for which you might want to create exceptions
Symantec Endpoint Protectionmakes a detection, you can create an exception for the detection from the log event.
For example, you might want to create an exception for a file that scans detect but that your users request to download.
Create exceptions for intrusion prevention signatures
You can specify exceptions for intrusion prevention.
You can also set up a list of excluded hosts for intrusion prevention.
Intrusion prevention exceptions are configured in an Intrusion Prevention policy.