Symantec antivirus not updating from server
Last month, I reviewed some frightening trends in our cyber-insurgency universe and closed with a plea to vendors that provide online updates to eliminate the local administrator rights requirement.
With local administrator rights, malware can inflict greater damage on the local system and systems on which the local account has elevated rights.
In today’s patch-or-die world, online updates are fast becoming an industry standard.
Most major hardware and software players, including vendors of virus and spyware scanners, offer this technology.
And new Vulnerability Protection blocks security holes in your PC’s operating system, applications, browsers, and browser plug-ins to prevent hackers from exploiting them.
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.
Installation is a big topic, so I encourage you to read Symantec’s Top 10 SEP installation best practices.
You also need to monitor security holes that can let a malicious user compromise each vendor’s online update and push software.
(Aside to vendors: Are you aware of any security flaws in your online update or push software?
Do you test new versions for potential security holes? ) Implementing internal update servers is a manageable task for companies with a large budget and requisite technical expertise.