Security and software updates

To ensure maximum protection you must keep your Software and Security Rules and Patterns up to date. The Updates tab on the Administration > System Settings page allows you to set the location where Deep Security Manager checks for updates. To see the status of current updates, go to the Administration > Updates page.

Security Updates

Primary Security Update Source

  • Trend Micro Update Server: Connect to the default Trend Micro Update Server.
  • Other Update Source: If you were given an alternative source for updates, enter the URL here including "http://" or "https://". (SSL connections are supported.)




  • Allow supported 8.0 and 9.0 Agents to be updated: Select this option if you require support for agents on Windows 2000, AIX, HP-UX, or Solaris. By default, Deep Security Manager does not download updates for Deep Security Agent 9.0 and earlier, because for most platforms, Deep Security Manager 10.1 does not support them (see System requirements). This reduces disk usage because older agents and appliances have a different update package format. However, those platforms do not have newer agent versions, and therefore require the older package format.
  • Download Patterns for all Regions: If you are operating in multi-tenancy mode and any of your tenants are in other regions, select this option. If this option is deselected, a relay will only download and distribute patterns for the region (locale) that Deep Security Manager was installed in.
  • Use the Primary Tenant Relay Group as my Default Relay Group (for unassigned Relays): By default, the primary tenant gives other tenants access to the its relays. This way, tenants don't need to set up their own relays. If you don't want other tenants to share the primary tenant's relays, deselect this option and create separate relays for other tenants.
    If this option is deselected, when you click Administration > Updates > Relay Groups, the relay group name will be "Default Relay Group" rather than "Primary Tenant Relay Group".
    This setting appears only if you have enabled multi-tenant mode.

Software Updates

Trend Micro Download Center

  • Automatically download updates to imported software: Select this option to automatically download updates to any software that you have already imported to Deep Security. This setting will download the software to the Deep Security but will not automatically update your Agent or Appliance software.
    Updating the Deep Security software on your computers must be done manually by either selecting the computer(s) on the Computers page and selecting Upgrade Agent from the Actions menu, or by opening the Computer editorClosedTo open the Computer editor, go to the Computers page and double-click the computer that you want to edit (or select the computer and click Details)., going to Overview > Actions > Software and clicking Upgrade Agent .
  • Allow Relays to download software updates from Trend Micro Download Center when Deep Security Manager is not accessible: Select this option to enable Relays to download software updates directly from the Trend Micro Download Center when they cannot connect to the Deep Security Manager. This option is useful when your Deep Security Manager is in an enterprise environment and you are managing computers in a cloud environment. If you enable this option and configure a Relay in the cloud, the Relay will be able to get software updates directly from the Download Center, removing the need for manual software upgrades or opening port numbers into your enterprise environment from the cloud.

Alternate software update distribution server(s) to replace Deep Security Relays:

Deep Security Relays are usually used to host Agent Software Updates. However, you can optionally use your own web servers to distribute Agent software packages. To use your own web servers for software distribution, enter the URL to the directory hosting the software.

Even though you are using your own web servers to distribute software, you must still import Agent software from the Trend Micro Download Center into the Deep Security Manager using the options on the Administration > Updates > Software screens. Then you must ensure that your software web server contains the same software that has been imported into Deep Security Manager, otherwise the alerts and other indicators that tell you about available updates will not function properly. For more information on configuring your own software distribution web servers, see Configuring a Software Web Server.

Virtual Appliance Version Control

The Deep Security Virtual Appliance uses the same Protection Module plug-in software packages as the 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux Agent. Upon activation of the Virtual Appliance, Deep Security will check the inventory of imported software for the latest version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Agent to see if there are updates available. You can use this control to manage the version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Agent software that will be used to update any newly activated Virtual Appliances.