Applying Rapid Release definitions to Endpoint Protection clients
Last Updated April 11, 2017
How do I apply Rapid Release definitions to an unmanaged SEP client? How do I apply Rapid Release definitions to the Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) so they will be distributed to all clients? I have a new threat for which there are not yet Certified Definitions and I need to apply Rapid Release definitions in response.
The primary focus of Rapid Release definitions is the rapid detection of emerging threats. They are very useful to counter threat outbreaks and to scan incoming files at the company's perimeter (in a mail security product, for example). These Rapid Release definitions may be augmented later with more robust detection capabilities.
Rapid Release definitions are not fully certified, therefore must be manually applied to SEP clients or manually applied to the SEPM server as they cannot be applied via LiveUpdate.
Rapid Release virus definitions come in two formats:
Intelligent Updater (IU) executable files - can be used to update individual SEP Clients
JDB Rapid Release definition files - can be used to update the SEPM, which in turn will distribute the definitions to all the associated SEP clients.
Note: Before applying Rapid Release JDB definitions to your SEPM, it is advisable to test. Manually update some of your SEP clients with the Intelligent Updater executable to reduce the chance of False Positives.