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Hello,
I have SEPM server 11.0.7101 which i apply the definination updates manually to be distributed to clients. No live update used just the SEP Management server.  The clients get the AV definitions updated but the firewall (although status is green) definitions are old.  I am making assumption that the ips signatures is what the definition date stamp is for the firewall.  Why arent the ips signatures loading?  BTW. The SEPM console also reports that the ips signatures are of the old date.  So it appears that the SEPM is not processing the ips signatures when the jdb file is loaded.  Thanks for your help.
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What is the status of your management iris definitions?
Do you have live update retrieving data?
Have you considered setting up a local live update dministrator and letting it download the updates while configuring the clients to use it for updates in addition to the management server?
Double check your manager's live update control panel to see which options/products are selected there.
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Arnold,
not sure what iris def's are?  No live update is not running since not possible for this private lan. I place the jdb file in a particular directory on the SEPM server.
Thanks
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IPS not iris, it seem my word filler changed to a suggestion that I did not notice.
Downloading job files from Symantec download only deals with virus and not signatures if memory serves me right.
Check the sep management server for the version of signatures it has.  Any reason why you are not using the live update agent on the management server to update the various definitions?
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I thought i had read somewhere that all feature content is included in the jdb files. could be wrong of course. The latest signature version is dated march of 2010.
I cant use the liveupdate feature because this is a private lan (no outside connectivity).  I could potentially use live update on the clients to point to the SEPM server for their updates but don't see a reason to do that since the SEPM server seems to be updating the AV defs just fine on the clients. Thanks again.
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You can only download the virus definitions:
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/definitions.jsp?pid=sep11_32
Everything has to be downloaded using live update. Look at live update administrator to download the updates at night. The connect it to the private LAN for the clients to use to update.
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Its a nice option to have but unfortunately that cant be done. So how would i be able to manually import the ips signatures into my SEPM server?
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I'm unaware of other options.
In a way if the systems Have no external access, anti-virus feature is all that is needed.
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