Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Advanced EPC: Extended Lists of Security Programs

Advanced EPC is an optional component—licensed separately—that provides an extended and detailed list of security programs. You can configure EPC device profiles to check for personal firewall and antimalware programs on clients running Microsoft Windows or macOS, and to check for personal firewall and antimalware programs on clients running Linux.

Advanced EPC includes a built-in list of device profiles you can use as it is or modify; see Advanced EPC: Using Preconfigured Device Profiles for more information.

The version of OESIS libraries on the client will always be the same as that of OESIS libraries configured on the connecting appliance. If there is any version mismatch, the client provisions the OESIS libraries from the appliance.

To add attributes using Advanced EPC

  1. In the AMC, navigate to User Access > End Point Control.

    The End Point Control page displays.

  2. In the Zones and Profiles section, click Edit next to Profiles.

    The Zones and Profiles page displays.

  3. In the Device Profiles section, click the + (New) icon.

  4. Select an operating system from the dropdown list.

  5. After giving the profile a Name (a Description is optional), select the Type of program for which EPC should check (for example, Antimalware program).

  6. Select a Vendor and Product name. In Windows device profiles, select the Any product from this vendor checkbox, available for antimalware and personal firewall program vendors, to select all product names and create a profile that does not require updating every time the vendor releases a new version. When this option is selected, you can still specify additional criteria, such as signatures updated, file system scanned, and real-time protection enabled, as long as all the versions of all the products in the list support that functionality.
  7. Specify an absolute or relative Product version.

    Some products are known by several different names. For example, Kaspersky Lab offers a core product named Kaspersky Anti-Virus that is also known as Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2019. (When you select a product name that has an asterisk, you’ll see a footnote indicating its “core” product name.) Using the name indicated in the footnote is recommended so that you don’t have to update your device profile every time a core product is marketed under a new name.

  8. There are optional parameters you can use to more narrowly define the security program settings that the device profile requires (not all parameters are available for each program choice—any that are not available are dimmed):

    • Signatures updated: Defines how recently the list of antimalware signatures was updated on the client device.
    • File system scanned: Defines how recently the client device’s disk was scanned using this antimalware program.

    • Realtime protection required: If the device profile requires that realtime scanning for viruses and spyware is enabled, select this checkbox.

  9. Click the Add to Current Attributes button to add an entry to the list at the bottom of the page. When you add additional programs (for example, if you want the device profile to check for any of several programs), the device profile must match all (and) or any (or) items on the device. Additional antimalware programs are grouped together, but the device profile requires just one of the programs for a match.
  10. Click Save.

The product names you can choose from include some that use Far Eastern language characters. If you do not have international support enabled on your operating system, these characters may be displayed as boxes or question marks. The name of one of the Symantec products you can choose, for example, may look like this if the appropriate font support is missing:

With international support enabled, it looks like this:

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