This article describes how to download and update definitions for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients using .jdb files.
In a managed environment, the Daily Certified or Rapid Release .jdb file can be used to update virus definitions for the SEP client. SEP clients will need to have third-party content management enabled before a .jdb can be applied.
The antivirus .jdb file contains only antivirus/antispyware definitions and will not provide updated content for the firewall, IPS, SONAR, and other features for the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients.
For SEP 12.1 RU2 and earlier, only virus definitions can be updated by downloading a standalone file such as a .jdb file or an IU. All other content types must be downloaded using LiveUpdate.