How does an update manager work?

Once you have configured an update manager, it:

  • Connects at a scheduled frequency to a data distribution warehouse at Sophos or on your network.
  • Downloads updates to the threat detection data and updates for the security software to which the administrator has subscribed.
  • Places the updated software in one or more network shares in a form suitable for installation on endpoint computers.

The computers update automatically from the shares, provided the Sophos software installed on them has been configured to do so, for example, by applying an updating policy.