Subscribe to security software

If you use role-based administration:

For more information about role-based administration, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

To subscribe to security software:

  1. On the View menu, click Update Managers.
  2. In the Software Subscriptions pane, double-click the subscription you want to change, or click the Add button at the top of the pane to create a new subscription.
    The Software Subscription dialog box appears.
    Alternatively, if you want to create a copy of an existing subscription, select the subscription, right-click and click Duplicate Subscription. Type a new name for the subscription and then double-click it to open the Software Subscription dialog box.
  3. In the Software Subscription dialog box, edit the name of the subscription, if you wish.
  4. Select the platforms for which you want to download the software.
  5. By default, you are subscribed to a "Recommended" package. You can also select a non-default package (for example, if you want to preview new features). To do so, click in the Version field next to the platform you want to change the package for and then click again. In the drop-down list of available versions, select the version you want to download (for example, "Preview").

    To learn what other packages are available, see What types of updating are available?

After you have subscribed to the security software, you can set up subscription email alerts. For more information about subscription email alerts, see Set up software subscription alerts.

If you created a new software subscription, configure the update manager to maintain it as described in View or edit update manager configuration.