How an update strategy is determined
You can update the DAT files and scanning engine, used by VirusScan Enterprise, using many methods. You can use AutoUpdate tasks, manual updates, login scripts, or schedule updates with management tools.
Using an update task allows you to:
- Schedule network-wide DAT file rollouts — You might stagger your update tasks, or set a schedule that phases in DAT file updates to different parts of the network at convenient times and with minimal intervention from administrators or network users.
- Split duties for rollout administration — To increase network bandwidth efficiency, use different servers or domain controllers, among different regions of wide-area networks, or across other network divisions to keep update traffic primarily internal. This can also reduce the potential for network security breaches.
- Reduce the waiting time required to download new DAT or upgraded engine files — Traffic on McAfee computers increases dramatically on regular DAT file publishing dates and whenever new product versions are available. Avoiding the competition for network bandwidth enables you to deploy your new software with minimal interruptions.