To distribute the task of deploying components, domain settings, or agent programs and hotfixes to OfficeScan agents, assign some OfficeScan agents to act as Update Agents, or update sources for other OfficeScan agents. This helps ensure that OfficeScan agents receive updates in a timely manner without directing a significant amount of network traffic to the OfficeScan server.
If the network is segmented by location and the network link between segments experiences a heavy traffic load, assign at least one Update Agent on each location.
OfficeScan agents assigned to update components from an Update Agent only receive updated components and settings from the Update Agent. All OfficeScan agents still report their status back to the OfficeScan server.