When you use a file to update a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, it then updates its managed clients.
There are four kinds of content that are distributed in files: All content can be found on the Symantec Security Response definitions page.
In most Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) deployments, the Endpoint Protection Manager will download and distribute materials to all of its Windows clients efficiently.
For more information, see How to update content and definitions on the clients and Downloading content from Live Update to the Endpoint Protection Manager.
Go to SEPM Clients External Communications Settings, and then click on the Proxy Server (Mac) tab.
If policy inheritance is disabled, you must configure these settings on every group in which you have Mac clients.
Use certified virus definitions, Network-Based Protection, or Behavior-Based Protection files to update content on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager when it cannot access either the Internet or a Live Update Administrator (LUA) server.
Use Rapid Release files in outbreak scenarios to combat new threats.
This is done by configuring automatic deployment rules.Before you begin to create automatic deployment rules, make sure that you have configured Configuration Manager software updates.For more information, see Software Updates in Configuration Manager.For more information about the protection features and definition sets used in Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0, review the following documents: The certified definitions file updates the virus and spyware definitions on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.These definitions have been through rigorous Quality Assurance (QA) testing and are recommended for regular use.