LiveUpdate Administrator downloads definitions, signatures, and other content from an internal LiveUpdate server and distributes the updates to client computers. You can use an internal LiveUpdate server in very large networks to reduce the load on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You should also use the internal LiveUpdate server if your organization runs multiple Symantec products that also use LiveUpdate to update client computers.
The Group Update Provider helps distribute content within the organization, particularly useful for groups at remote locations with minimal bandwidth. Organizations that have a lot of clients may want to use Group Update Providers (GUPs) for Windows clients. GUPs reduce the load on the management server and are easier to set up than an internal LiveUpdate server.
The IT Analytics tool expands upon the built-in reports in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager by enabling you to create custom reports and custom queries. The tool also offloads the reporting burden from the management server to another server. IT Analytics keeps information for a longer period of time, enforces compliance, reduces costs, and provides summaries.
The IT Analytics tool and documentation is located in the Tools\ITAnalytics folder.