Installing the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client for Mac

You can directly install a
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client on a Mac computer if you cannot use or do not want to use Remote Push. The steps are similar whether the client is unmanaged or managed.
The only way to install a managed client is with a package that
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
creates. You can convert an unmanaged client to a managed client at any time by importing client-server communication settings into the Mac client.
To prepare the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client for Mac for use with third-party remote deployment software, see Exporting and Deploying a
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client via Apple Remote Desktop or Casper
.
Methods for installing the Mac client
If you downloaded the installation file.
  1. Extract the contents to a folder on a Mac computer, and then open the folder.
  2. Open
    SEP_MAC
    .
  3. Copy
    Symantec Endpoint Protection.dmg
    to the desktop of the Mac computer.
  4. Double-click
    Symantec Endpoint Protection.dmg
    to mount the file as a virtual disk. You then install the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    client for Mac
If you have a client installation package .zip from the Broadcom Support Portal.
  1. Copy the file to the desktop of the Mac computer. The file may be named
    Symantec Endpoint Protection.zip
    or
    Symantec_Endpoint_Protection_
    version
    _Mac_Client.zip
    , where
    version
    is the product version.
  2. Right-click
    Open With > Archive Utility
    to extract the file's contents.
  3. Open the resulting folder. You then install the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    client for Mac.
The resulting virtual disk image or folder contains the application installer and a folder called Additional Resources. Both items must be present in the same location for a successful installation. If you copy the installer to another location, you must also copy Additional Resources.
To install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client for Mac:
  1. Double-click
    Install
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    .
  2. To begin the installation, click
    Install
    .
  3. To install a helper tool that is needed for installing the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    client, enter your Mac's administrative username and password, and then click
    Install Helper
    .
  4. After the installation, click
    Continue
    to finish setting up your
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    client.
  5. To set up your
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    client, take the following steps:
    Authorize the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    system extension.
    In the
    Security & Privacy
    dialog box, on the
    General
    tab, at
    System software from application "
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    " was blocked from loading
    , click
    Allow
    .
    If needed, click the lock icon to make the changes.
    You must authorize the system extension for
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    to fully function.
    Allow full disk access.
    In the
    Security & Privacy
    dialog box, on the
    Privacy
    tab, make sure
    Symantec System Extension
    is allowed to access data and administrative settings for all users on your Mac device.
    If needed, click the lock icon to make the changes.
    Allow changes to network profile.
    When prompted
    Symantec Endpoint Protection would like to filter network content
    , click
    Allow
    .
  6. Click
    Complete
    .