Creating automatic backup jobs for use with Symantec Endpoint Protection

You can use Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11.0 or later with Backup Exec to provide extra security when the threat of viruses or malware is high. You can configure Backup Exec to automatically run a backup job when the Symantec ThreatCon reaches a level that you specify.

The media server must be connected to the Internet to monitor the ThreatCon level. If the media server is not connected to the Internet, backup jobs are not triggered when the ThreatCon level elevates.

You can find more information about Symantec ThreatCon levels at the following URL:


The ThreatCon level is updated frequently and can be raised at any time without warning. If you configure large or resource-intensive jobs to launch automatically, they may interfere with your normal business operations.

Creating backup jobs for use with Symantec Endpoint Protection

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. Select data and set General and Advanced options.

    See Creating a backup job by setting job properties.

  4. In the Properties pane, under Settings, click Network and Security.

  5. Check the Run this backup job immediately when an elevated Symantec ThreatCon level is reached check box.

  6. In the Symantec ThreatCon level list, select the level at which you want to Backup Exec to launch this job.

  7. Process the backup job as normal.

More Information

Changing the backup network and security options for a job

Setting default backup network and security options

About using Backup Exec with Symantec Endpoint Protection