You would buy a program, load it on your machine, and use the software "as is" until the next version came out. Today's digital world is in constant flux, and in order to make the latest advances available immediately, software has become much more dynamic.Many programs can retrieve updates over the Internet and seamlessly incorporate the new technology into the original software. If we're talking video games or word processing software, there's nothing critical about updating your program between versions.What we know so far is that the SEP Manager Server should be set up to provide definition updates to multiple Group Update Providers (GUP's) on the Windows side and then we "may" need to stand up several Live Update Administrator Servers (LUAS) for the Mac side.At present, we don't have either of these in place and are still just using the SEPM server to generate installation packages for Win32, Win64 and Mac OS X for early testing. We were told that only three LUAS machines were needed for nearly 20,000 Macs, and that's only if pointing them all directly to Symantec for updates seems to generate too much traffic.Managed Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients do not update virus definitions.These clients are configured to receive their updates from their Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).Attachment and subject line blocking capabilities provide responses against, and support for hourly definition updates enables organizations to respond quickly to, emerging threats.
Basic spam tools include heuristics-based detection, custom filtering rules, and real-time blacklists and whitelisting.Perhaps it's become a cliché, all this talk about the pace of technology, and change as a constant, and the need to stay ahead of the curve.But, clichés develop for a reason--usually because there's truth in them.Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange provides integrated mail protection against virus threats, spam, and other unwanted content for Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 servers.Symantec's NAVEXTM antivirus technology defends against new and known viruses.
In the case of computer software, and particularly Internet security software, all the pace-of-technology talk is warranted.