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epo909
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Do you always update the latest DAT to current repository?

I'm curious to know how many ePO admins, preferably those with large environment (+5000 nodes) experience, update the DAT daily on the Current repository. Or, instead, use the Evaluation repository so they can test the DAT files on a lab environment.

Usually is a situation of 'Protection' (update directly to current) vs 'Risk' (update to evaluation), and in my case I've always been on the 'Protection' scenario, but false positives and a look back to the latest threats on my ePO console history, make me wonder if I may not regret my 'Protection' decision someday.

Nothing better than to know whats the other experts point of view Smiley Happy

Thanks in advance.
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RE: Do you always update the latest DAT to current repository?

Not an expert, but I always default to protection first - mainly because I don't have time to test every DAT. If McAfee make a mistake (as they did today with false positives), they're usually pretty quick at updating the DAT.

Mind you it helps that some time ago I got Executive permission to always deploy first and fix any problems later happy
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RE: Do you always update the latest DAT to current repository?

We have about 1300 systems and I always install the DAT files when the server downloads them. Like the previous person, I also don't have the time to test DATs every day as I have other responsibilities.

RE: Do you always update the latest DAT to current repository?

Agreed with above. I have approx 20k devices right now and don't have time to test a DAT everyday. My management prefers as much automation as possible, so if there is a problem then I will deal with it then.
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