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Do managed clients still get updated definitions when off network

Created: 15 Oct 2013 | 3 comments

So I know when our unmanaged clients are off are network they will get their updates when they connect to the internet. My question is when our managed clients leave our school network will they still receive the updated definitions?

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Brɨan's picture

Yes, if the policy is configured correctly to allow this

See here:

Essentially, you need to create two locations, one for OFF network and the other for ON network

You can than create two policies, one for when the clients are connected to the SEPM so they can update from the GUP or SEPm and the other policy to get the updates from symantec LU when off network

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


In your case of SEP 12.1Using Location Awareness, it is possible to maintain the default policy when connected locally, but detect when the client is off-site and start checking the Symantec LiveUpdate server for updates. This can be achieved through configuration changes in the SEPM. There are two parts to setting up this feature:

Part 1: Configuring Locations and the criteria for Location switching within the applicable group(s) in the SEPM.

Part 2: Configuring a LiveUpdate Settings policy to only Use the default Symantec Liveupdate server.

Please check the below link:

Configuring mobile computers to automatically download definitions when disconnected from the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Management console

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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raju123's picture

Yes it is possible.

It is depend on the policy which you have applied. If you have configured the policy which can operate client as mobile user then it can get the defintion from Server as well as from Internet if not on Server.

Below link attach for more refference

How to configure mobile computers to automatically download virus definitions when disconnected from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management console
Article:TECH104571  |  Created: 2008-01-02  |  Updated: 2010-08-13  |  Article URL