Thursday, March 31, 2016

Install Symantec Endpoint Protection on Debian Jessie

Syamntec endpoint protection is not only shipping for Windows systems, but also for OS-X and Linux systems.
Installing it on a debian jessie server does require some manual steps to have all features enabled.

The first step is to create a package in your SEP installation, simplest with a web downloadlink which you can later use to fetch the package via wget.

  1. Install Java 8
  2. Download JCE from
  3. Install the cryptografic files into "/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/lib/security"
  4. Ony 64-bit systems enable i386 packages and install glibc in 32bit edition
    dpkg --add-architecture i386
    apt-get update
    apt-get install libc6:i386
  5. On 64-bit systems install the linux-headers to allow compilation of the realtime scan kernel modules
    apt-get install linux-headers-amd64
  6. Download your SEP package from your server wget http://<your-sep-server>/EmailInstallPackages/xxxxxxxxxxxx/sep/
  7. Unzip zip package
  8. bash ./ -i  

Installing Java 8 on Debian Jessie

Installation Oracle Java 8 on Debian Jessie

Debian 8 alias Jessie ships with OpenJDK 7 which is fine in many cases. But sometimes you need a more recent version.
In that case you can use the ubuntu ppa archives as install source.

Just type these commands in the console of your Debian system and it should install just fine, also providing automatic security upgrades as they become available.

echo "deb trusty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
echo "deb-src trusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys EEA14886
apt-get update
apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
java -version