In most Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) deployments, the Endpoint Protection Manager will download and distribute materials to all of its Windows clients efficiently.
For more information, see How to update content and definitions on the clients and Downloading content from Live Update to the Endpoint Protection Manager.
Traditional signature and heuristic file scanning engines form the backbone of Symantec’s security solutions; these engines use dozens of techniques to scan files for both known as well as unknown threats.
Technologies designed to block attacks just as they transition from the network cable or wireless network to the computer, before they have a chance to establish residency in a physical file on a user’s computer. Behavioral-based protection technology observes actively running threats on your computer and can terminate running programs if they exhibit malicious behaviors; this technology provides proactive protection from entirely new, previously unseen attacks.
This document explains how to update Symantec Endpoint Protection definitions by running Live Update.
TEM managed clients should receive updates automatically from the server.
Please note that the virus definitions do not update themselves.
In this case, you only need to configure updates on the primary site.
If you choose to use product updates as well as content updates, you should not replicate product updates between sites because these updates can be quite large, and one exists for every language that you select.
Should the need arise, an Agent's definition files can be manually updated.
Depending on the version of VIPRE Business that you have installed, the steps to manually update your definitions may differ.