Configuring Scheduled Updates for Security Agents

Configure Apex One to automatically update all Security Agents on a set schedule. Keeping components updated ensures that you receive the best protection against the latest threats.

  1. Go to Updates > Agents > Automatic Update.
  2. Configure the schedule for a Schedule-based Update.
    • Hour(s)

      The option to Update agent configurations only once per day is available when scheduling an hourly update frequency. The configuration file contains all Security Agent settings configured using the web console.


      Trend Micro updates components often; however, Apex One configuration settings probably change less frequently. Updating the configuration files with the components requires more bandwidth and increases the time Apex One needs to complete the update. For this reason, Trend Micro recommends updating Security Agent configurations only once per day.

    • Daily or Weekly

      Specify the time of the update and the time period the Apex One server notifies agents to update components.


      This setting prevents all online agents from simultaneously connecting to the server at the specified start time, significantly reducing the amount of traffic directed to the server. For example, if the start time is 12pm and the time period is 2 hours, Apex One randomly notifies all online agents to update components from 12pm until 2pm.

  3. Click Save.