Symantec endpoint manager not updating definitions
Update virus definitions using the Live Update policy which will randomize client to SEP Manager communications and optimize I/O loads when they’re not updating simultaneously.
Scan randomization does this too with minimal security impact For more best practices like disabling ‘Run an Active Scan’ when new viruses arrive, configuring Shared Insight Cache, and how to exclude base images using the Virtual Image Exception tool and more, view best practices for SEP and virtualization here.
Unlike Mc Afee e Policy Orchestrator, SEPM does not have import or virus definition check-in feature that makes virus definition update easy.
I have done some Googling but I cannot get a definitive answer certainly not from the Symantec KB. It has been provisioned to me with Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.62xxx CLIENT (not a definitions server) the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Virus Defs is 750MB IT doesn't contain directories so it is NOT a corrupt definitions server.
As for firewall, in version 12.1 and later firewall is a separate function that does not need to be installed for IPS to function, however, for version 11 you must have the firewall running for IPS to work.
To run IPS and not firewall, you must withdraw the firewall policy to ensure IPS is protecting your network without forcing the use of the client firewall.
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Scan the headers below for best practices in all areas of SEP and lots of links to helpful guides, as well as a way to get a free analysis of your SEP environment at the bottom using Symantec’s Best Kept Secret.It’s slow because the upgrade process converts all existing content to an optimized storage format, so plan for an extended upgrade time.Make sure you review the benefits of upgrading to the latest version of SEP 12.1.x, and check out Symantec’s Help diagnostic tool to determine if your system meets the minimum requirements.It appears that I should be able to delete the older folders and all will be OK.with a service restart however there is a warning about having Live Update Administrator Installed I have followed some instructions found on the Symantec site and assumed that the response from Nixphoe would resolve my issue.