Posted On: Jan 26, 2017

Our latest Quick Start automatically deploys Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) version 7.5.5 for Cloud Services on the AWS Cloud. The Quick Start was created by AWS in partnership with Symantec, to integrate solutions and services from both companies.

SPE for Cloud Services is a flexible and feature-rich application that enables you to incorporate malware and threat detection technologies into almost any application. SPE includes Symantec's proprietary, patented URL categorization technology and malware protection features for fast, scalable, and reliable content scanning services. These services help organizations protect their data and storage systems against the ever-growing malware threat landscape.

SPE supports integration with almost any application by means of the Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) and .NET APIs for C, Java, and C#. This Quick Start aids integration with proxies such as F5, Squid, etc., and is designed for enterprise administrators who want to scan their ingress/egress traffic for viruses, trojans, and other kinds of malware.

The Quick Start creates multiple Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances for SPE in two or more Availability Zones for high availability. The deployment is automated by AWS CloudFormation templates that provision and configure the SPE instances automatically with an Elastic Loading Balancing (ELB) load balancer. The templates also set up security groups and provide configuration choices, including choice of license type (paid pricing or BYOL) and the option to either build a new AWS environment for SPE or use your existing AWS environment.

The Quick Start also includes a deployment guide, which describes the reference architecture for SPE on AWS, provides step-by-step instructions for deploying the Quick Start, and discusses customization and testing.

To get started with SPE on AWS, use the following resources:

About Quick Starts
Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. This is the latest in a series of Quick Starts built by AWS in collaboration with AWS partners to automate the deployment of popular products and technologies on AWS.