Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 (MP5) Rollout


Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 (MP5) will be deployed across campus starting from Tuesday the 18th of October.

The deployment schedule is as follows:

Symantec 12.1.6 MP5 Deployment for Staff:

IT Services                              18/10/2016
Support School                        25/10/2016
External Depts                         27/10/2016
Schools1 Collection*                01/11/2016
All Staff Machines                    08/11/2016

Symantec 12.1.6 MP5 Deployment for Labs:

Haslegrave Short Stay              19/10/2016
U007 Lab                                  24/10/2016
All Haslegrave Labs                  26/10/2016
LDS003                                    31/10/2016
All ITS Labs                              02/11/2016
All Labs                                    09/11/2016

The installation can take up to three minutes to install and does require a reboot. All the live SCCM task sequences have already been updated to include the SEP 12.1.6 MP5 update.

For more info on this update goto:

New features and fixes in Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 (MP5)

The main benefits of upgrading to the 12.1.6 (MP5) platform include:

-Fixes a number of critical security vulnerabilities with the product.
-Adds basic compatibility support for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
-Adds support for Ubuntu 16.04.
-Adds support for a SQL Server 2016 database.
-Adds support for VMWare ESX 6.0.
-Updates RSA SecurID authentication to support the latest RSA configurations.

Please contact the IT Service Desk via or call extension 222333 if you encounter any issues or have any queries concerning this update.