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Updating of managed SEP12.1 Network-Based Protection (IPS) in Closed Network Deployments

Created: 25 Feb 2013 | 5 comments


I like to update my closed network of  20x PCs with the latest SEP12.1 IPS Definitions.

None of these PCs including the PC housing the SEPM is connected to the Internet.

How am i able to do so as the Definitions Release page ( do not provide any IPS definitions ?


Jacob Singapore

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Brɨan's picture

Intelligent Updaters only updates AV defs. It is not possible to update IPS defs with this.

Try this solution to update manually:

How to manually update IPS definition inside SEP 12.1 install package?

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Ambesh_444's picture


Please have a look with below article.

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Rafeeq's picture

You should connect to internet to update all the defs. Manual update will only update AV / AS. I propsed an idea long before and its still under review

You can install liveupdate administrator on a machine which has internet ( found in CD2 of the medial you download from fileconnect) then point sepm to download from LUAdmin.

Installing and Configuring LiveUpdate Administrator (LUA)

SebastianZ's picture

Offline manual definitions update is currently only possible for AV defs. For IPS defs and all others either:

- connect the client to internet

- allow the client to download the definitions fro GUP or SEPM

- use LUA:

Updating downloads in an internal LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Server using the downloads from an external LiveUpdate Server

Mick2009's picture

Good news for admins and end users who find themselves in this situation!

SONAR and IPS Intelligent updater (IU) are now available on :

NOTE: These SONAR and IPS Intelligent updater are only for SEP 12.1 RU3.

For more information, please see Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1.RU3

With thanks and best regards,