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September 20, 2012, 2:12 pm
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- David H. Lipman
September 20, 2012, 6:37 pm
Re: symantec endpoint protection
What are you going to use when you're no longer an employee of that
company? They didn't give you a free single-use license. They gave you
an instance of one of their volume licenses whose owner remains that
company. You get to use it as long as you are their employee (or
contractor or otherwise affiliated with the organization that obtained
the volume license).
It is possible that you did get a single-use license as a perk from your
company AND that ownership of the license was in your name. I've done
that when contracting with various companies to get perks, usually as
software but I've also got a laptop that way. You have to know if they
are loaning your their property to do your work FOR THEM at your
personal residence or when travelling or if they are actually buying you
your own instance of that product as an unfettered perk.
While Symantec EP has good coverage, it is really meant to be deployed
to workstations that communicate via client-server to push updates,
monitor workstations, and provide logs and remote maintenance. It is a
component in an enterprise solution. You'd be better off with a single-
use product, like Avast.
You need to find out WHY they gave you a copy of Symantec EP. If you
are connecting back into their network via VPN then they probably do
want you to use their security suite. When connecting via VPN, you are
on their network, subject to their policies, and communicating with
their servers which may include to the Symantec EP on your host. Ask
them what you should do. You might be making yourself a node in their
network and when doing your work for them on their network they may want
you to use their software configuration.
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