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Managed SEP Clients through proxy MAc OSX

Created: 30 Nov 2012 • Updated: 30 Nov 2012 | 2 comments

Hi there,

I have a question regarding SEP 12 clients on my Macs.

We have 40 managed macs through SEPM, the policy is set to check every 4 hours to update it's virus definitions.

We use the liveupdate server from symantec to retrieve the virus definitions, but to make that connection a proxy server must be defined.

When I edit the /ETC/liveupdate.conf with the line: proxy=myproxyserver:8080 and I run liveupdate at the machine, all works fine.

The problem is that every 4 hours the liveupdate.conf file is being replaced/edited and the line proxy= etc is gone.

So the next time the connection can not be made.

is there a way to define the proxy somewhere at the SEPM so that the proxy line is being distributed within the liveupdate.conf

Or is there another way to maintain the proxy line in the liveupdate.conf so it won't be edited all the time?

Greetings and thanks allready!


UPDATE: Found it, In SEPM Location Specific settings, external communication settings, Proxy Server (MAC)

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sandra.g's picture

Just saw the 'update'--was going to point you to an article that described this. smiley

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Mac OS X Clients are not updating definitions when a proxy is in use


Symantec, Senior Information Developer
Enterprise Security, Mobility, and Management - Endpoint Protection

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W007's picture


Proxies and compatibility with Java LiveUpdate and Symantec Endpoint Protection/Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh

How to configure Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac to use a proxy conditionally with Location Awareness

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