Configuring Virus Signature Version Monitoring (NSM Procedure)

You can configure Host Checker to monitor and verify that the virus signatures, operating systems, software versions, and patches installed on client computers are up to date, and remediate those endpoints that do not meet the specified criteria. Host Checker uses the current virus signatures and patch assessment versions from the vendor(s) you specify for predefined rules in a Host Checker policy.

You can automatically import either the current Virus signature version monitoring or Patch Management Info Monitoring list from the Juniper Networks staging site at a specified interval. Alternatively, you can download the files from Juniper Networks and use your own staging server.

You can also configure a proxy server as a staging site between the device and the Juniper Networks site. To use a proxy server, you must enter the servers network address, and port and authentication credentials, if applicable.

To configure the device to automatically import the current virus signature version monitoring:

  1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the Secure Access device for which you want to configure the device to automatically import the current signature version monitoring.
  2. Click the Configuration tab and select Authentication > Endpoint Security > Host Checker.
  3. Click either Virus signature version monitoring or Patch Management Info Monitoring.
  4. Select either Auto-update virus signatures list or Auto-update Patch Management data.
  5. Configure the device to automatically import the current signature version monitoring using the settings described in Table 68.
  6. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

Table 68: Configuring Virus Signature Version Monitoring Details

OptionsYour Action

Download path

Specifies the existing URLs of the staging sites where the current lists are stored. The default URLs are the paths to the Juniper Networks staging site: https://download.juniper.net/software/av/uac/epupdate_hist.xml (for auto-update virus signatures list).

Download interval

Specifies how often you want the device to automatically import the current list(s).

Username

Enter your Juniper Networks Support username.

Password

Enter your Juniper Networks Support password.

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