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RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics. Jun 22 2006 01:48PM
Turney, Tobin (Tobin Turney bcbsfl com)
I implemented SAVCE 10.1 with reporting on 11,000 clients with no issues. We have two primary servers. One of the primary servers is running IIS to host the reporting site. The SQL reporting DB is a shared instance on separate SQL server. The reporting agents and website are free as long as you own SAVCE 10.x licenses. The reporting agents will run also on SAVCE 9.x servers.
-T

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Subject: RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

Not quite sure where you're getting the misinformation from, but SAVCE 10.1 with Gold Support includes reporting.

I had to contact the licensing dept. to get an updated license so that the latest version was "available" for me to download, but it definitely has reporting in the package.

So far, I've implemented it in a lab and it worked great. We'll be enabling reporting in the production environment soon.

The documentation has some very nice screen shots of the reporting interface.

Rhuel

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From: Ted Senn [mailto:ted.senn (at) zurichna (dot) com [email concealed]]
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Subject: RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

Interesting. I'm running Ver 10.1.0.401 Corp Edition and reporting server works just fine.

Ted Senn
Security Engineer
Distributed Security
847-605-6837

"Nick Duda"
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06/19/2006 08:59 Subject: RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.
AM

I'm jumping into this late, but We are a SAV 10.1 Corp Edition company for end users. I've done some basic research and found that Corp Edition cant run a reporting server. Should I say, the reporting server does not come with Corp Edition. Does a reporting server generate reports that are better than was the SAV 10.1 corp console gives you. I can get good info from the console, but no good reports can be generated from it.

I would be curious to see some screen grabs myself.

- Nick

-----Original Message-----
From: Serge Vondandamo [mailto:serge.vondandamo (at) wanadoo (dot) fr [email concealed]]

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 2:15 AM
To: 'Ted Senn'
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Subject: RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

I forgot to add that,

I have up to 6000 Clients located WW (Europe, Americas, APAC, and Middle-east).

Thanks,
Serge

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De : Serge Vondandamo [mailto:serge.vondandamo (at) wanadoo (dot) fr [email concealed]]
Envoyé : dimanche 18 juin 2006 08:11
À : 'Ted Senn'
Cc : 'focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]'; 'sekure'
Objet : RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

All,

Thank you for your pointers.

I have tried the manual process but it doesn't give good metrics for my audience (CTO, CSO, CIOs, IT Managers).

I have tried to convince IT folks to upgrade to 10.1 so I can use the reporting module but no one want to upgrade to a vulnerable version of the AV.

They don't believe in the patch provided by Symantec since I am not able to test it and provide a technical report - patch the app and try to exploit the vulnerability and report.

Please, could you help me on the following?

1. Do you have a screenshot of the reporting module? Graphs, type of metrics it can provide, etc?

2. Do you know how I can patch 10.1 and test the effectiveness of the patch?

Thanks,
Serge

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De : Ted Senn [mailto:ted.senn (at) zurichna (dot) com [email concealed]] Envoyé : vendredi 9 juin 2006
15:58 À : serge.vondandamo (at) wanadoo (dot) fr [email concealed] Cc : focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]; 'sekure'
Objet : RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

Installing the reporting server is the start. Unless you have a small number of clients I would recommend a separate system. The reporting server is somewhat CPU intensive in my experience.

Each AV server will need to have reporting agents installed on them.
However for testing you can set up the reporting server and only those AV servers that you want to test with would need the reporting agents installed. You will need the SAV 10.1 SSC to configure the agents

Yes 10.1 needs to be maintenance patched to 10.1.0.400 and point patched to
10.1.0.401

Ted Senn
Security Engineer
Distributed Security
847-605-6837

"Serge Vondandamo"

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Subject: RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

06/08/2006 09:26

PM

Thanks Ted,

If I understand, I just need to install the 10.1 and the reporting server in one of my primary and that is it?

Is there any eval version of it? I will like to test it on my lab first.
BTW, is the 10.1 affected by the recent Symantec products vulnerability?

Thanks,
Serge

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De : Ted Senn [mailto:ted.senn (at) zurichna (dot) com [email concealed]] Envoyé : mardi 6 juin 2006
14:24 À : serge.vondandamo (at) wanadoo (dot) fr [email concealed] Cc : focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]; 'sekure'
Objet : RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

I am running Reporting server without any problem on version 10, and 9 servers. The agent installs and reports back to the reporting server. You may need a special group with 10.1 for the reporting server only, but the reporting will work with the lower version AV servers ( agent will not install on NT systems)

Ted Senn
Distributed Security

"Serge Vondandamo"

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Subject: RE: Symantec AV reporting metrics.
06/05/2006 03:30

PM

Sekure and all,

Thanks but we don't have version 10.1 and unfortunately, I have to find a way to report with the versions we have. I may suggest to upgrade but that will not be possible now - IT Ops folks and other IS Managers will be difficult to convince - given the heavy IT Governance and change process we have in place.

We currently have version 8 in few sites, version 9 and 10 in the majority of the sites.

Paul, your pointers are more than welcome!!!

Thanks,
Serge

-----Message d'origine-----
De : sekure [mailto:sekure (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]]
Envoyé : lundi 5 juin 2006 20:51
À : Serge Vondandamo
Cc : focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Objet : Re: Symantec AV reporting metrics.

Symantec Corp AV 10.1 has a reporting server module, which provides pretty pictures for lots of these metrics.

On 6/3/06, Serge Vondandamo <serge.vondandamo (at) wanadoo (dot) fr [email concealed]> wrote:
> All,
>
> I have been tasked to develop Symantec AV reporting metrics.
> The metrics should help provide visual information (graphs, tables,

> etc)
to
> Senior management on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis per
region
> and WW if needed.
>
> I am focusing on providing the followings:
>
> - Number of AV clients per region,
> - Number of AV engines, versions, per region,
> - Information on AV defs per region, frequency of updates, versions of

> AV definitions, age of AV definitions (i.e. two weeks old, two months

> old,
very
> old, etc).
> - Status of AV clients per region - i.e. auto-protect enabled or
disabled,
> threat found, old definitions, etc.
> - Any other information that will be useful for big boss not

> interested
on
> technical data.
>
>
> I am looking for pointers, idea and suggestion from those who have
already
> done so; I will not try to re-invent the wheel ;)
>
> Thanks for your inputs.
>
> Regards,
> Serge Vondandamo, HND, CISSP, CCNA.
>
>
>

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