Best practice: Creating an automatic content pull and replication

Pulling content daily from the public McAfee servers is a primary functions of your McAfee ePO server. Regularly pulling content keeps your protection signatures up to date for McAfee products.

Pulling the latest DAT and content files keeps your protection signatures up to date for McAfee products like VirusScan Enterprise and Host Intrusion Prevention.

The primary steps are:

  1. Pull content from McAfee into your Master Repository, which is always the McAfee ePO server.
  2. Replicate that content to your distributed repositories. This ensures that multiple copies of the content are available and remain synchronized. This also allows clients to update their content from their nearest repository.

The most important content are the DAT files for VirusScan Enterprise, released daily at approximately 3 p.m. Eastern Time (19:00 UTC or GMT).

Optionally, many users with larger environments choose to test their DAT files in their environment before deployment to all their systems.