Download Center - What is a Manual Signature Update?
By default, SonicWall security appliances automatically check for signature updates every hour. Automatic updates are convenient and appropriate for most network environments, but they require that the SonicWall appliance have an always-on Internet connection. The manual signature update feature is intended for networks where such connectivity is either not possible or not desirable (for security reasons).
You can update the latest signatures manually at your discretion. The network administrator first downloads the signatures from MySonicWall.com to a separate computer, USB drive, or other media, and then the signatures are uploaded to the SonicWall security appliance.
Updating signatures manually is a way of keeping SonicWall security appliances completely isolated from the security risks inherent with Internet connectivity. It's also a useful alternative if your connectivity is not reliable enough for automatic updates.
The manual signature updating is available on the following platforms when running SonicOS Enhanced version 3.2 or later:
Before manually updating the signature files, you must do the following:
To manually update signature files, complete the following steps:
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