Thursday, March 31, 2016

Install Symantec Endpoint Protection on Debian Jessie

Syamntec endpoint protection is not only shipping for Windows systems, but also for OS-X and Linux systems.
Installing it on a debian jessie server does require some manual steps to have all features enabled.

The first step is to create a package in your SEP installation, simplest with a web downloadlink which you can later use to fetch the package via wget.

  1. Install Java 8
  2. Download JCE from
  3. Install the cryptografic files into "/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/lib/security"
  4. Ony 64-bit systems enable i386 packages and install glibc in 32bit edition
    dpkg --add-architecture i386
    apt-get update
    apt-get install libc6:i386
  5. On 64-bit systems install the linux-headers to allow compilation of the realtime scan kernel modules
    apt-get install linux-headers-amd64
  6. Download your SEP package from your server wget http://<your-sep-server>/EmailInstallPackages/xxxxxxxxxxxx/sep/
  7. Unzip zip package
  8. bash ./ -i  

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