About Updates

To protect your endpoints from the latest security risks, the Security Agent regularly and automatically receives component updates. By default, the Security Agent updates hourly. Worry-Free Business Security Services provides an update method that helps save network bandwidth and increase update efficiency. When the Security Agent finds a new update from Trend Micro ActiveUpdate, the Security Agent checks if any Security Agent from the same network has already installed the update and takes one of the following actions accordingly:

Condition

Update Action

At least one Security Agent from the same network has already installed the latest update

The Security Agent downloads the latest update from the other Security Agent.

None of the Security Agents has received the latest update

The Security Agent downloads the latest update from Trend Micro ActiveUpdate.

Note:
  • The update method only applies to Windows Security Agents. Security Agents running other operating systems receive updates directly from Trend Micro ActiveUpdate.

  • If the Security Agent does not connect to other Security Agents via a local area network (LAN), the Security Agent will receive updates from Trend Micro ActiveUpdate instead.

Trend Micro recommended settings for component updates provide reasonable protection to small and medium-sized business. If necessary, you can run manual updates at any time for all endpoints in a group.

For more information, see Manual Updates.