Software release schedules are notoriously elastic and things do tend to slip a bit. Melih did a radio interview recently where he let slip that there would be a centralised management component and a silent install option in version 3 of the firewall (due 16th April, but this also could slip to Septobuary). Hopefully these will make it into the first cut of the V3 beta.
I’m not sure if this is what AJHunt had in mind, but I would love to see an update manager.
My problem at the moment is that I am using a borrowed laptop that runs Norton. My application keeps stalling and when I kill it and restart the system tells me that ccsvchost.exe was the culprit.
So I try to be charitable. Maybe Symantec has fixed the problem, I think, and I have just not installed the security updates, just the way I have not installed the Adobe Flash updates and the Picasa updates. I don’t mind updating. What I mind is that when the updates finish they usually demand that I restart the machine, usually when I am doing something else.
When I’m ready to install the updates, as I am now, they are scattered all the over the place.
If I had an app that grouped all my updates in one place I could authorize them to update, and then restart the system once. I could deal with that. Especially if I could click on it at the end of my session, instead of the way the updates popups appear at the beginning of my session.
I realize that this is not really a suggestion for a security product, but I think it could be helpful for Endpoint Security Manager. In that case, it’s the network administrator who has to authorize all those updates anyway.