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The GUP technology in SEP allows administrators to designate client systems within the environment to distribute client definitions in a peer fashion.
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.
I'm keeping tabs on a remote sever that is running Symantec Anti Virus Corporate Server 10.1.7.7001.
About a month ago, the Virus Definition File version date stopped updating and hasn't updated since - 3/26/2012 rev. The automatic update has continued to run everyday, downloading the latest definitions, but not updating the version date in the client. Sometimes it downloads an update successfully and other times it says the virus definitions are up to date.
Installation is a big topic, so I encourage you to read Symantec’s Top 10 SEP installation best practices.
The article covers things like ensuring all SEP clients and SEPMS are running the latest maintenance release, using the Group Update Provider (GUP) for content distribution, and how to ensure out-of-date SEP clients to still get incremental updates.View best practices on Symantec SEP firewall settings here.There are twelve best practices for security you should consider with SEP, I will list the top three here and link to the rest.If you have a support contract with them - I really suggest you contact them instead.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.The use of GUPs in your SEP environment can either be a useful tool or something that requires more management.