What is Symantec Endpoint Mangement Suite?
Symantec Endpoint Management Suite provides systems management, endpoint security, and backup and recovery. Symantec Endpoint Management Suite includes Symantec Endpoint Protection, Altiris Client Management Suite 6, and Backup Exec System Recovery 8.
The Symantec Endpoint Management Suite connector uses SQL to fetch information about devices.
Why Should You Use the Symantec Endpoint Management Suite Connector?
The Symantec Endpoint Management Suite connector provides visibility into the assets in your environment. You can use this visibility to:
ensure assets are managed per your security policies
derive relationships between assets, users, applications, and data
How Does This Connector Work?
Lucidum executes read-only SQL requests to the Microsoft SQL Server Altiris associated with Symantec Endpoint Management Suite and ingests only meta-data about Symantec Endpoint Management Suite devices. Lucidum does not retrieve any data stored on your assets.
Configuring the Connector in Lucidum
The hostname or IP Address of the Altiris instance on the Microsoft SQL Server
To use a specific named instance, use the following format:
If no instance is supplied, the default instance will be used.
The port on the Altiris instance on the Microsoft SQL Server Altiris instance.
The Lucidum connector must be able to communicate with the SQL Server via this port.
The domain for the SQL Server
A user account with read-only permissions to the SQL Server.
Best practice is to create a dedicated SQL local user for the Lucidum connector. For details, see Creating a Local Read-Only User for Microsoft SQL Server.
The password for the read-only account for the SQL Server. The password cannot include the semicolon (“;) character.
The name of the database in the SQL Server that stores the data for Symantec Endpoint Management Suite.
Usually starts with CM_
For example, CM_SEMS
For future use.
Contact your Lucidum Sales Representative for help with creating credentials.
enter the name of the new user. For example, ludicum_connector.
SQL Server authentication.
The name of the database in the SQL Server that stores the data for Symantec Endpoint Management Suite
The user name associated with the Lucidum connector must have read-only access to the Microsoft SQL Server.