Updating software and signatures

You can manually download and import the latest software and signatures for the Sensor and the NTBA Appliance. You can also schedule automatic downloads and imports.

Important: Make sure you are connected to the Internet while downloading and updating antimalware software and signatures. Updating antimalware software and signatures from offline servers is not supported.
Note: You can perform only one download or upload at a time from any McAfee® Network Security Platform component, including the update server.

The Updating menu contains:

  • Download Signature Sets — Download the latest attack and signature information from the update server to the Manager.
  • Download Callback Detectors — Download the latest callback detectors from the update server to the Manager.
  • Download Device Software — Download the latest Sensor or NTBA Appliance software image file from the update server to the Manager.
  • Manual Import — Manually import downloaded Sensor or NTBA Appliance software image and signature files to the Manager.
  • Messages from McAfee — View and acknowledge messages from McAfee.
  • Automatic Updating — Configure the frequency by which the Manager checks the update server for updates, and the frequency by which Sensors and NTBA Appliances receive signature updates from the Manager.