Update Overview

All component updates originate from the Trend Micro ActiveUpdate server. When updates are available, the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server downloads the updated components.

You can configure the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server to update from a source other than the Trend Micro ActiveUpdate server. To do this, you need to set up a custom update source. For assistance in setting up this update source, contact your support provider.

The following table describes the different component update options for the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server and agents:

Table 1. Server-Agent Update Options

Update Option

Description

ActiveUpdate server

Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server

Agents

The Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server receives updated components from the Trend Micro ActiveUpdate server (or another update source if a custom source has been set up) and then deploys the components to agents.

ActiveUpdate server

Agents

Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agents receive updated components directly from the ActiveUpdate server if they cannot connect to the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server.