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SEP 12 RU4 - Mac OS - How to receive AV defs from GUPs

Created: 10 Dec 2013 | 5 comments

I am re-structuring how our clients receive AV defs from GUPs. Where do I specify that Mac OS clients receive definition from GUPs. Some of our branches have 90% Mac OS computers.

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_Brian's picture

Mac clients cannot receive content updates from GUPs. this is only for Windows clients. See the Mac FAQ here:

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh Frequently Asked Questions

Article:TECH134203  |  Created: 2010-01-24  |  Updated: 2013-10-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH134203

 

Q. Can a SEP for Mac client get updates from a Group Update Provider (GUP)?
A. No, for the same reasons outlined above.

As of SEP version 12.1 RU4 the SEPM can be configured as a reverse proxy for downloading and caching the latest Macintosh LiveUpdate content. All Macintosh updates otherwise must otherwise occur through LiveUpdate, either from Symantec's servers or from an internal LiveUpdate server using LiveUpdate Administrator (LUA).

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Mick2009's picture

Brian is correct.  With SEP 12.1.4, Mac clients can receive their definitions from the SEPM: here are a few articles with the details....

New fixes and features in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH211972 
 

Will a managed Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh client update virus definitions automatically from a SEPM or GUP?
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH131735

Enabling Mac clients to download LiveUpdate content using the Apache Web server as a reverse proxy
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO85034 

 

Be aware that this process allows the SEPM computer to cache Mac content.  It does not process those Mac definitions into .dax files the same way that it can for Windows clients.

Hope this helps!

Mick

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

SUPPORT-2-SUPPORT's picture

Yes only Widows clients will fetch the updates from GUP. Mac client will fetch from SEPM or Symantec LiveUpdate.

Regards,

S2S

 

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RSASKA's picture

I posted an idea

 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/mac-os-should-download-definitions-gup

 

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_Brian's picture

Voted!

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