How to Update Threat and Application Definitions

How to Update Threat and Application Definitions

Created On 09/26/18 13:51 PM - Last Updated 02/07/19 23:48 PM


To update threat and application definitions via the Web GUI.


  1. Under Device, click Dynamic Updates to open the Dynamic Updates page.

    You may see two entries listed in the Application and Threats or URL Filtering area, one for the currently installed version and one for the latest version available on the update server. If the latest version is already installed, you'll see only a single entry.

  2. Click Check Now to view the latest threat and application definition updates from Palo Alto Networks.
  3. To view a description of an update, click Release Notes next to the update.


To install a new update:


  1. Click Download next to the update to be installed. When the download is complete, a checkmark is displayed in the Downloaded column.
  2. To install a downloaded content update, click Install next to the update.


To schedule automatic updates:


  1. Click the schedule link to open the Edit Update Schedule window.
  2. Select the frequency of the update.
  3. Select the day of the week and time of day.
  4. Select whether the update will be downloaded and installed or only downloaded. If you select Download Only, you can install the downloaded update by clicking the Upgrade link on the Dynamic Updates page.
  5. Click OK to close the window and schedule the updates.


To install a file that you previously stored on your PC: 


  1. Click Upload.
  2. Browse to locate the file, and click OK.
  3. Click Install from File.
  4. Choose the file you just selected from the  list, and click OK to install.
  5. To delete an already downloaded update, click the "X" next to the update.


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