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amine
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HIPS signatures update

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Dear community,

I have to deploy HIPS agent on laptops that are almost always out of the corporate network (no direct nor VPN connection) and I have a question regarding downloading content updates:

Can the HIPS agents download signatures directly from McAfee public servers instead of ePO (like what antivirus agents do when they can't reach their managing server)?

Otherwise, we will need to ask the customer to install VPN IPSec clients (juniper) on the laptops and ask the end users to connect periodically to HQ (which is embarassing IMHO)

Thanks for your feedbacks/recommendations

Ce message a été modifié par: amine on 27/01/12 09:25:58 CST
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McAfee Employee

Re: HIPS signatures update

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Yes, you can configure the McAfee Agent policy for these systems to pull content from the McAfee HTTP or FTP repositories directly (select only these repositories, or move them to the top of the repository list). 

However, if you wish to deploy or update a product, the policy will need to be changed to update from an internal repository managed by your ePO server, since the McAfee HTTP/FTP repository sites do not host deployment or update (product patches) packages.

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McAfee Employee

Re: HIPS signatures update

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Yes, you can configure the McAfee Agent policy for these systems to pull content from the McAfee HTTP or FTP repositories directly (select only these repositories, or move them to the top of the repository list). 

However, if you wish to deploy or update a product, the policy will need to be changed to update from an internal repository managed by your ePO server, since the McAfee HTTP/FTP repository sites do not host deployment or update (product patches) packages.

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amine
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Re: HIPS signatures update

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Thank you for the answer.

Can we configure the agent to use ePO as its first repository, alternatively use McAfee HTTP/FTP if ePO is unreachable?

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McAfee Employee

Re: HIPS signatures update

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Yes, you can.

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amine
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Re: HIPS signatures update

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Great. Thank you.

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