Managed Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients do not update virus definitions.
These clients are configured to receive their updates from their Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).
Scan the headers below for best practices in all areas of SEP and lots of links to helpful guides, as well as a way to get a free analysis of your SEP environment at the bottom using Symantec’s Best Kept Secret.
Installation is a big topic, so I encourage you to read Symantec’s Top 10 SEP installation best practices.
Use certified virus definitions, Network-Based Protection, or Behavior-Based Protection files to update content on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager when it cannot access either the Internet or a Live Update Administrator (LUA) server.
Use Rapid Release files in outbreak scenarios to combat new threats.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager no longer includes legacy support for Live Update Administrator 1.x.
Symantec Security Response distributes content in and files.
The files update single clients, and the files update either the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager or single clients.
Upgrading to the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection involves the following steps, in order: Before you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client, manager, and any administration upgrades, you should have a solid understanding of your network topology and create a streamlined plan to maximize the protection of your network during the upgrade.
Best practices: Before you upgrade, you must manually stop the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager service on every management server in your site.