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pattern-update (Security Antivirus)


Hierarchy Level


Updates to the pattern file are added as new viruses are discovered. You can configure the security device to regularly update the pattern file automatically, or you can update the file manually.

Starting in Junos OS Release 23.1R1, we've deprecated the pattern-update statement at the [edit security utm feature-profile anti-virus sophos-engine] and [edit security utm default-configuration anti-virus sophos-engine] hierarchy levels.

Required Privilege Level

security— To view this statement in the configuration.

security-control— To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.5.

The [edit security utm default-configuration] hierarchy level is introduced in Junos OS Release 18.2R1.

The proxy-profile option is introduced under the security utm feature-profile anti-virus sophos-engine hierarchy level in Junos OS Release 18.3R1.

Support for Avira engine added in Junos OS Release 18.4R1.