Check for rule updates

The rule signatures used by Nitro IPS to examine network traffic are continuously updated by the McAfee Signature Team and are available for download from the central server at McAfee. These rule updates can be retrieved automatically or manually.


  1. On the system navigation tree, select System Properties, then make sure that System Information is selected.
  2. In the Rule Updates field, check that your license hasn't expired.
    If your license has expired, see Obtain and add rule update credentials.
  3. If your license is valid, click Rules Update.
  4. Select one of these options:
    • Auto check interval to set up the system to check for updates automatically with the frequency you select
    • Check Now to check for updates now
    • Manual Update to update the rules from a local file
  5. Click OK.