Symantec endpoint protection definitions not updating manager

02-Apr-2020 22:36 by 3 Comments

Symantec endpoint protection definitions not updating manager

As of Thursday January 7, 2010; the Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus definition version "12/31/2009 rev. Rev 119 includes all of the latest definition updates through January 7, 2010.

This is due to the SEPM server having ‘Virus and Spyware Protection’ definitions with a date of December 2009.After completion, the generated task will appear in the TEM Console and will allow you to deploy the definition update file to TEM Clients.Important Note: The definition update executable provided by Symantec may not update virus definition files successfully on some Windows NT machines.Security Response will continue to provide definitions in this manner as a work around until a permanent solution can be provided.Symantec is aware of this issue and is currently investigating it.This document will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

Once a solution is available it will be posted to Live Update, and SEPM/SPC will download and apply the update automatically.The fix: release new definition updates, but keep the December 31, 2009 date.Why are the Security Content dates for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) not progressing beyond 12/31/09?Security Response will continue to publish Symantec Endpoint Protection security content with the date 12/31/2009, and will only increase the revision number of the content.More specifically the last certified definitions that was published on December 31, 2009 was “12/31/2009 rev. The next certified definitions to be published will have a revision number greater than 041.Prior to running the wizard you will need to make sure your Anti-Virus application is supported.