Obtaining definitions when a new or emerging threat is discovered

Article:HOWTO59411  |  Created: 2011-10-04  |  Updated: 2011-10-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59411
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Obtaining definitions when a new or emerging threat is discovered

You can use Rapid Release when you need quick responses to the emerging threats. Rapid Release definitions are the most useful for a perimeter defense to mitigate quickly spreading threats. Symantec Message Filter is configured to obtain Rapid Release virus definitions by default.

Warning:

Rapid Release definitions do not undergo the same rigorous quality assurance testing as LiveUpdate definitions. Symantec encourages you to rely on the LiveUpdate definitions whenever possible. Ensure that you deploy Rapid Release definitions to a test environment before you install them on your network.

When you enable Rapid Release virus definition updates, Symantec Message Filter uses the Symantec Web site as the source for the definition updates.

See Obtaining the virus definition updates.

To obtain definitions when a new or emerging threat is discovered

  1. In the Control Center, click Settings.

  2. Press Shift + A to access the advanced settings.

  3. Under Antivirus Ruleset, select Rapid Release.

  4. Click Save.

See About updating virus definitions.


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