From where Endpoint Protection SMB downloads its updates?
Hi, we would like to know what is the specific source for updates to Endpoint Protection SMB clients. Is it the Internet (Symantec servers) or the local server (Protection Center)? Everytime we install a new client, LiveUpdate is executed locally on the workstation and about 200-300 MB of updates (?) are downloaded. Is there a way to centralize this process on the Endpoint Protection Center (console)?
As a general rule for antivirus solutions updates are usually split into these five groups:
- Full Software Upgrades (such as what appears of being done by LiveUpdate after a new install of and endpoint)
- Minor Software Updates (such as hotfixes)
- Full Signature Database Upgrades
- Incremental Virus Signature Database Updates
- Policy configuration
We know that Endpoint Protection SMB clients do get policy updates from the local server (Protection Center), and we also know that during the first install all of above (except policy) is downloaded directly from Symantec by LiveUpdate on each workstation, but we do not know exactly about all of the other things above.
The main concern is that it would be very expensive (and also stupid) to have a full network of Endpoint Protection clients downloading software and virus updates using the local Internet circuit, instead of centralizing the update process on the Protection Center.
Could anyone clarify how the update process works for EP SMB? Also, is this process the same for versions 12 and 2013?