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Enable SEP for Mac to automatically update virus definitions without user login

Created: 11 Jul 2012 • Updated: 15 Jul 2012 | 4 comments
William.Smith's picture
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Develop your software to support silent updates while no user is logged in to a Mac.

Symantec claims Apple's security model prevents silent updates while no user is logged in to a machine. That may be true with the current software but it's your responsibility to rewrite your code to work within Apple' security framework. I don't care if you rewrite LiveUpdate or integrate with SEPM.

Enterprise customers cannot afford unpatched machines, especially when under ISO compliance. Telling enterprise customers to log in to every Mac to update antivirus definitions is unacceptable.

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mmarfise's picture

William,

I am taking this back to my team to take a closer look at this for a future release.

Michael Marfise
Director, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Endpoint & Mobility Group

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William.Smith's picture

Let me know if I need to further explain my concern.

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sfish's picture

I am also curious if there has been any update on this issue?

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