Symantec endpoint server not updating

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Gueth is a Senior Security Consultant with Conventus specializing in Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Data Center Security.

While some bandwidth could be recovered by putting a GUP on each subnet, the management of a large-scale GUP environment in a local LAN will likely take more time and effort than any nominal bandwidth savings.

Can all clients be defined as a Group Update Provider?

While in the field we have seen clients use GUPs in different ways, the purpose of the GUPs was to reduce bandwidth requirements.

On a subnet over a WAN link, you would have a single client retrieving definitions from the SEPM.

Depending on how you publish definitions within your environment, something else to consider is the difference between cheap and expensive bandwidth.

During this time while they thought a GUP was being used, all clients at this remote site were actually updating definition directly from the SEPM.This document explains how to update Symantec Endpoint Protection definitions by running Live Update.TEM managed clients should receive updates automatically from the server.In an environment where a GUP is configured, clients designated to use GUPs will reach out on port 2967/TCP to see if there is a definition update available.If the GUP does not have a definition it will reach out to its defined SEP Manager and download the correct update.

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