IPv6 networking support

This support was added in version 14.2.
IPv6 is a revision to the Internet Protocol that is a successor of IPv4. Both types of addresses provide the unique, numerical IP addresses necessary for Internet-enabled devices to communicate. IPv4 addresses are 32-bit, and IPv6 addresses are 128-bit. Therefore, IPv6 allows for more addresses to be available for users and devices to communicate on the Internet.
IPv6 addresses are conventionally expressed using hexadecimal strings. For example,
, which can also be expressed as
. When you enter an IPv6 address that ends in a port number, you must enclose the IPv6 address in square brackets. The brackets keep the port number from being interpreted as part of the IPv6 address. For example:
Symantec Endpoint Protection
14.2 supports IPv6 in the following ways:
  • Communication between the management server and Windows, Mac, and Linux clients
  • Communication between the console and the management server, such as logging on locally or remotely to
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
  • Communication between management servers and internal LiveUpdate servers that run LiveUpdate Administrator.
  • Windows LiveUpdate to management server
  • Communication between management server or clients and services or functions like LiveUpdate Engine (LUE) and reputation look-ups
  • Definition of locations in Location Awareness with IPv6-based criteria
Furthermore, many other policies now let you enter IPv6 addresses as defining criteria in addition to IPv4, such as custom IPS signatures or explicit GUPs.
IPv6 is not supported for the following items: