Symantec Critical System Protection

Symantec Critical System Protection

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Symantec Critical System Protection

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What is Symantec Critical System Protection?

Symantec Critical System Protection is a lightweight behavioral hardening engine purpose-built to protect legacy, EOL systems and embedded devices, by adding layers of defense at the kernel level to prevent unhygenic operations on IoT devices and machines.

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What is Symantec Critical System Protection?

Symantec Embedded Security: Critical System Protection is a compact, signatureless security agent designed for devices being built for the collective category known as the Internet of Things. Optimized for embedded systems and resource constrained environments, it can be integrated by device manufacturers or installed post market as part of a cyber security strategy.

Symantec Embedded Security: Critical System Protection provides a host firewall, device and configuration control, file integrity monitoring, intrusion detection, operating system hardening, application whitelisting and automatic sandboxing. It has been designed to run on devices such as industrial control systems, medical devices, automotive telematics and infotainment units, Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Point of Sale terminals (PoS), and other single use devices.

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Symantec Critical System Protection Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAmericas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

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What is Symantec Critical System Protection?

Symantec Critical System Protection is a lightweight behavioral hardening engine purpose-built to protect legacy, EOL systems and embedded devices, by adding layers of defense at the kernel level to prevent unhygenic operations on IoT devices and machines.

Who uses Symantec Critical System Protection?

The most common users of Symantec Critical System Protection are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Retail industry.

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Jennifer Greulich, GSED, GSEC | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Symantec Critical System Protection (CSP) is very well suited for environments that do not change such as point of sale systems and critical servers. This product is spectacular at protecting end of life operating systems when supporting legacy software prevents upgrades. When security updates are no longer available, CSP will prevent exploits and other malware from taking advantage. This product is not well suited for systems that require a lot of changes. For one, it does not notify when a change has been blocked by CSP, causing some server administrators to waste many hours chasing a phantom technical problem when turning off CSP could have solved it right away. Also, profiling takes time so systems that constantly change would need hundreds of exceptions made.
Score 10 out of 10
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For a company that needs to meet various compliance requirements such as PCI, SOX or HIPAA, I would highly recommend this product. It is highly suggested that you have a professional service of some kind assist with the deployment and initial creation of the policies needed.