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Configuring Client/Server Security Agents (CSA) to act as Update Agents in Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS)

    • Updated:
    • 9 Oct 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 7.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 8.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 9.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Windows 2000 Professional
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2
    • Windows 2003 Standard
    • Windows 2003 Standard Server Edition 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Essential Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Essentials
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Premium Add-on
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Standard
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Web Server Edition
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows 8 32-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Windows XP Home
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows XP Professional 64-bit
    • Windows XP Tablet PC
Summary

If sections of the network between clients and the Security Server is identified as "low-bandwidth" or "heavy traffic", you can specify agents to act as update sources or Update Agents for other agents. This helps distribute the burden of deploying components to all agents.

For example, if your network is segmented by location and the network link between segments experiences a heavy traffic load, Trend Micro recommends allowing at least one agent on each segment to act as an Update Agent.

 
  • Only Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Server 2003/2008/2012 machines can act as Update Agents.
  • For Windows 2000 machines acting as an update agent, this is only supported in WFBS 6.0 SP3.
  • Make sure that the Update Agent machines have at least 70-80MB available disk space.
  • The maximum number of Update Agents allowed is 1024.
  • The maximum number of concurrent client update requests that an Update Agent can handle is 250. This may differ slightly depending on the hardware specifications of the machine.
Details
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To configure the Update Agent and the range of clients/servers:

  1. Specify an agent to act as an Update Agent.
    1. Log in to the WFBS console.
    2. Click Update > Source.
    3. Go to the Security Agents tab > Assign Update Agent(s) > Add.
    4. From the Select Security Agents list box, select one or more agents to act as Update Agents.
    5. Click Save.
       
      Unless specified in the Alternative Update Source section, all Update Agents receive their updates from the Trend Micro Security Server.
  2. Select an Alternative Update Source.
    1. From the Security Agents tab on the Source page, update the following options as required:
      • Enable Alternative Update Sources
      • Always update from Security Server for Update Agents: This is an optional step to ensure agents receive their updates only from the Security Server.
         
        If this option is selected, the Update Agents will download updates from the Trend Micro Security Server even if their IP address falls within one of the ranges specified in the Add an Alternative Update Source page. For this option to work, Enable Alternative Update Sources must be selected.
    2. Click Save.
  3. Set an Update Agent as a Client Update Source.
    1. From the Security Agents tab on the Alternative Update Sources page, click Add in the Alternative Update Sources section.
    2. Update the following as required:
      • IP from and IP to fields: Clients with IP addresses within this range will receive their updates from the specified update source.
         
        To specify a single Client/Server Security Agent, enter the Client/Server Security Agent’s IP address in both the IP from and IP to fields.
      • Update Source
      • Update Agent
         
        If the dropdown list is not available, no Update Agents have been configured.
      • Specified: The path to an Update Agent or an ActiveUpdate server.
    3. Click Save.

To remove an alternative update source, select the checkbox corresponding to the IP Range and click Remove.

CSAs that are not specified will automatically receive updates from the Trend Micro Security Server.

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Category:
Configure; Update
Solution Id:
1055797
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