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Symantec endpoint protection update policy not updating

The GUP technology in SEP allows administrators to designate client systems within the environment to distribute client definitions in a peer fashion.

There are a lot of moving parts to admin work, so here is a list of Symantec’s guides to content revision configuration, server certificate updates, GPO, testing authentication, central deployment, Live Update, and clients with both SEP and Data Loss Prevention: If your users do not use a VPN, you should change the Live Update policy setting to use the default Symantec Live Update server – this allows remote clients to update any time they connect to the Internet.

Also, tune the scheduling frequency down to one hour.

The data collection process takes about 15 minutes (or less) from start to finish and is completed by a Symantec engineer and Softchoice’s own dedicated Symantec expert, who will give you their recommendations.

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To dive deeper into SEP policy configuration, have a look at these articles on application control rules, location awareness, Group Update Provider and even best practices for Quick Books. Unlike antivirus, IPS scans network traffic and identifies methods used to break malicious files into your network.

You can add IPS using the Endpoint Protection Manager under add/remove programs and full Symantec IPS instructions are available here.

Installation is a big topic, so I encourage you to read Symantec’s Top 10 SEP installation best practices.