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SEPM EVALUATION REPOSITORY

Created: 11 May 2012 • Updated: 30 May 2012 | 3 comments
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in mcafee epo, there existed the Evaluation repository where you could import product patches, hotfixes, and even virus definitions. This allowed
deployment to a select group of computers before going to all computers. How is the same achieved in SEPM??

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

In Symantec here are the links from where you could import product patches, hotfixes, and even virus definitions.

1) For Virus Definitions - 

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/definitions/download/detail.jsp?gid=savce

2) Product patches, hotfixes

https://fileconnect.symantec.com/

3) Trial Versions

http://www.symantec.com/products/downloads/

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Anand_N's picture

I dont think you understand my question. I am talking about where to Import the files into SEPM evaluation repository. Does SEPM have an evaluation repository? Please see

the section evaluation, current, and previous branches under:

Repository branches and their purposes

http://wiki.bonusbits.com/main/Reference:McAfee_EP...

SMLatCST's picture

...that is to say patches/hotfixes/etc, these are never automatically rolled out.  Instead these are managed via the SEPM and the Auto-Upgrade options under the CLIENTS section as below

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96789

Regarding the management of definitions however, there are a couple of options.  One is managed within the SEPM itself, and is through the use of the LiveUpdate Content Settings policy, which can be used to control what definitons are deployed to the targetted groups.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11093

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55242

The second, and my preferred, method for definition management is the use of the LiveUpdate Administrator.  This must be used in conjunction with the SEP Liveupdate Settings policies, but allows far more control of definitions (mark as pass/fail/retest/etc).  More detail below:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92584

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