Announcement: New Knowledge Base

4 June 2020: We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Knowledge Base, Changelogs for Business Security Products, where you can find more details, such as bugfixes or new features, about the most recent releases of our business-related products.

Computer / Server Protection change log

This thread collects endpoint client change logs for PSB:

  • Computer Protection
  • Computer Protection Premium
  • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response
  • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response
  • Server Protection
  • Server Protection Premium
  • Server Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response

All these products are available from the shared installer and the capabilities have been added gradually.

 

September 2017 started availability of Computer Protection clients.

May 2019 started availability of Server Protection clients.

 

We're very proud of the full revamp of architecture and the benefits this brings to our users, but we're by no means done. A major part of revamp of the architecture is our ability to update all levels of the product to respond to the fast-changing threat landscape.

 

In this thread, we will announce new Computer / Server Protection releases and you can expect to see new ones frequently. Computer / Server Protection clients are updated to the latest version automatically even though not immediately - new installations may see newer version for a period of time than what you have installed.

 

   Maaret on behalf of the fellows working on the Computer Protection client

UkkoTxT
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  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    Computer Protection 17.2 introduces:

    • Tray icon right-click menu functionality improved, changed style - it should let program start a little faster now
    • About box now shows the same information regardless of where it is opened, changed style - we also now started a running <year>.<release> number that helps you see from now on what version you have in use.
    • client installer can run silently in basic scenario when configured with the keycode "INSTALLER_<keycode>_.exe --silent". This shows dialogs in case keycode check fails, or sidegrade is needed or anything else fails during installation.
    • User interface rendering framework has been changed and enables scaling of our dialogs to all sizes

    There is also a number of fixes and minor improvements in particular in the area of browsing and connection control.It also includes a change that we believe to fix majority of Software Updater related bluescreen problems from compatibility with Microsoft's own update and reboot mechanisms.

     

    PS: Please note that we changed the release numbering from this version onwards. You will see our launch version and this version with the same main release number, and for knowing you have this one see version of Common Component Framework:  3.01.280

    TxTUkko
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    Computer Protection 17.3 introduces:

    • Installing end-point protection with Computer Protection and Computer Protection Premium keycodes. Computer Protection Premium keycodes give you access to premium features, first being F-Secure DataGuard.
    • Computer Protection:
      • Admin can now turn on protection when local user has turned it off before admin decided to make it remotely managed and locked.
      • In case the web browser extension is not installed or enabled, the warning text on Main GUI acts as a link to open the help page with more info
      • On the Settings/Browser extensions page, there is a button opening the web browser on the Chrome Web Store page for installing the browser extension for Chrome
      • On Windows 10 Creator's Update ("Redstone 3"), Windows Defender Security Center (WDSC) will display status information, and the product's Main GUI can be opened from a link in WDSC
      • Fixes worth mentioning:
        • Blockpage's allow button does not cause allowed page to load if url is plain http
        • Adding search site to allowed sites prevents rating icon to show
        • Network printing not working when Connection Control is active
    • Computer Protection Premium:
      • Includes everything Computer Protection has.
      • You recognize you have successfully installed Computer Protection Premium from Main User Interface banner (Premium) and product name: Computer Protection Premium.
      • F-Secure DataGuard functionality. Ability to remotely manage the functionality is pending on PSB Portal Release to reveal the functionality to Admins.

     

    Please note: Client version on the endpoint is reported as 17.3 and in the PSB Portal as 17.2. A fix for delivering the correct information to PSB Portal will be in next release. You can recognize your clients have updated by the component version numbers on Devices Installed Software Category:

    • Anti-Malware/Malware Protection: 17.202.123
    • Firewall/PSB: 1.1.1122
    • Automatic Update Agent/Common Component Framework: 3.02.174.0
    • Management Agent/PSB: 1.1.1122

     

    UkkoLakshTxT
  • Computer Protection 17.4 introduces:

    • Browsing Protection blockpage now shows Computer Protection Icon
    • Client version is now reported correctly to the backend
    • For use at discretion, installation command line offers --skip-sidegrade to install without removing a particular product considered incompatible. We suggest using this only in cases where products have been compatible with Workstation 12 product and are not for Computer Protection. Leaving a product that is incompatible is at own risk, and we for problems we primarily advice removing the incompatible product.
    Computer Protection Premium:
    • Includes everything Computer Protection has.
    • DataGuard Blocking Flyer now gives information to user in cases of blocking applications considered unsafe.

     

     
    UkkoTxT
  • Computer Protection 17.5 introduces:

    • Possibility to remotely install through GPO with a MSI-installer (a knowledge base article on steps and the MSI-installer added on Portal downloads page will be made available shortly)
    • Ability switch subscription from Computer Protection to Computer Protection Premium with clients automatically and silently updating.
    • All Profile changes are now logged to Log/Cosmos/Profile.log
    Computer Protection Premium:
    • Includes everything Computer Protection has.
    • Includes capabilities for Application Control Predefined rules feature, that will be available with a Portal release. 
    Ukko
  • Computer Protection 17.6 introduces:

    • Remotely managed Exclusions in client local UI
    • Fix for localized texts in scope of software updater functionality
    Computer Protection Premium:
    • Includes everything Computer Protection has.
    • DataGuard settings in client local UI
    • Ready and functioning for Application Control Predefined rules piloting when enabled in portal (limited group availability)
    Ukko
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    Computer Protection 18.1  and Computer Protection Premium 18.1 introduce bug fixes and small improvements. Small feature improvements are in particular in the premium features, DataGuard and Application Control.

     

    Ukko
  • As our team is working towards delivering more frequently the value into use in the PSB service as we have it available and well tested,  announcing releases is losing some of it's meaning for us. We are however very happy to announce the availability of Computer Protection and Computer Protection Premium 18.2 release.

     

    The 18.2 release brings out a fix on a cycle of crashes we could see from our product monitoring happening on a portion of Win7 computers. The new version is automatically updated silenty, as always.

  • We've started delivering the Computer Protection and Computer Protection Premium 18.3 release. The release contains work towards next upcoming major features (application control, streamlined installation) that isn't yet visible for the users.

     

    Main user-visible change is fixes in the Software Updater area. A portion of our customers was experiencing Software Updater component crashes, which this version fixes. We've still seen some while diligently testing the version, but tracked it down on the old version failing when new one gets installed.

  • Computer Protection and Computer Protection Premium 18.4 release is available. This release brings some ransomware protection and browsing protection bug fixes and some UI changes.

     

    • Firewall settings page changed: the "Advanced network protection" checkbox has been changed to a switch.
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    We're currently finalizing 18.5 release of F-Secure Computer Protection and Computer Protection Premium end-point clients. As usual, the clients will automatically update themselves into the latest version after the availability date.

     

    Product notifications migrated to use new toast / flyer

     

    Product notifications are now using a new toast / flyer mechanism.

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    On Windows 10, the notifications will first appear on screen, and will then be accessible from Action Center as well as Event History. On Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the notifications will look similar to Windows 10 notifications without Action Center integration.

     

    In some cases, the way how the events are generated has changed. When a manual or scheduled scan is started, an event will be stored, recording the beginning of this operation, e.g. "Manual virus scan was started". When the operation ends, the original event will be updated with the result of the operation, e.g. "Manual virus scan did not find any harmful items".

     

    Connection Control: use referer information when returning to web shop after transaction

     

    This is an improvement to the Banking Protection use case where the used web shop is missing the safety rating. When payment is made from this kind of site, usually a net bank/payment service site is opened which triggers banking protection session. When payment is done, browser tries to return to original web shop to finish the transaction, i.e. tell that the payment was done and shipping the order can proceed. However, if the site has no safety rating and banking protection session is still on, the site will be blocked. This improvement uses browser's referer information to allow returning to unrated web shop if there exists a bank if the chain of referers. So this will fix some of the cases where user could not complete shopping payment.

     

    Profile visibility in client UI

     

    We have added the profile assignment to be visible on the client UI. Under Common Settings | Updates the detailed list of updates includes information on the profile the client has last taken into use. Similar information was previously available in logs and we raised the visibility of this information due to popular request.

     

    GDPR-related improvements

     

    We have double-checked our client GDPR compatibility, and this shows as changes in the installation flow. We clarified the questions on use of your data, and made opt-out a default.

     

    Fix: DataGuard extra labels on GUI

     

    The user interface changes with the previous release introduced a view on the DeepGuard tab in settings where users would see an extra DataGuard label. This is now shown only to Premium users with matching settings.

     

    About the future

     

    You may have noticed there was an unusually long time between this release and the previous. We have been preparing in the background a major re-design of our installation to make it faster, not requiring a network connection and be remotely installable for PSB use cases. We've made great progress on it with the focus and are looking forward to introducing that to you within the upcoming months.

     

    UkkoLaksh
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    We are happy to announce availability of 18.10 series clients:

        - Computer Protection 18.10 
        - Computer Protection Premium 18.10
        - Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.10
        - Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.10
     
    For installing these clients, you will need an appropriate subscription giving you the right set of features from the same installer. CP&RDR combination subscriptions are only available currently for piloting purposes. The installer is available from the PSB Portal. 
     
    Limited Availability:
        - for all new installations on PSB4, PSB2 and PSB-smi from 23.8.2018 onwards
        - for all new installations on PSB1 about a week later (exact date to be announced)
        - for all new installations on PSB3 in a few weeks (exact date to be announced)
        - Note: upgrading existing endpoint client base (versions 18.5 and earlier) to version 18.10 will take place later
       - Note2: the MSI-installer for remote installations will be made available later
     
    What is New?
    18.10 is the first release using a new Single Installer-based installation architecture: instead of 3 separate packages that combined make the product, there is now just single package.
    • Slightly less disk space required
    • Slightly reduced memory footprint (excluding Ultralight processes)
    • Faster and more reliable installation; installation will now either succeed or fail, there is no partial success like before
    • Faster and more reliable update; update will now either succeed or fail, there is no partial success like before
    • Installation is rebootless unless a previously installed incompatible product requires a reboot
    Known issues
    •  There is no subscription reminder when subscription is about to expire
    • User cannot locally turn windows firewall off even if it isn't locked in profiles 
     
    Features and Changes
    •  New network installer to support the new architecture. High resolution and accessibility support. The product is now installed first, license is acquired after installation.
    • New FSDiag to support the new architecture. High resolution and accessibility support.
    • FSDiag now uses zlib for compression instead of 7-zip. End-user can more easily now inspect what has been collected before they send it to F-Secure. This helps with privacy and transparency.
    • Licensing subsystem has been re-designed. License status should now update faster and at the same time in all places of the product.
    • Network isolation remote action support. With matching portal features, admin can isolate a computer from network for RDR use cases.
    • [PREMIUM] Application control reporting applications support. With matching portal features, admin can follow up on use of applications with regards to application control rules. 
    UkkoLGT_Gabriele
  • We are happy to announce a second version of clients in the new installation architecture introduced first in 18.10 version. This release of clients makes available packages to install the following with an appropriate subscription key:

    •     Computer Protection 18.11
    •     Computer Protection Premium 18.11
    •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.11
    •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.11

    These will be made available first on PSB2, PSB4 and PSB-smi, and later on other environments.

     

    This release fixes an issue identified with 18.10:

    • Installing on top of Workstation 12 required manual cleaning up for keys

    In addition, the release introduces:

    • Settings / Firewall tab now shows name of the firewall profile in use on the client
    • MainUI buttons resize to fit localized texts on the screen
    • Technical improvements to components dealing with upstreaming of client data to backend and accepting remote actions from the backend

    Should you notice anything worth a mention, we always welcome your feedback.

     

    Finally, a note about the future. We are now starting our work towards upgrading Computer Protection / Computer Protection Premium 18.5 and lower to the new installation architecture. When this takes place, we expect it to be completely invisible to our customer and user base.

     

    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

     

     

     

    etomcatUkkoLGT_Gabriele
  • A new version of the endpoint clients in the new installation architecture introduced in 18.10 version is made available. It reflects the continuous flow of added protection in the up-to-date service. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    •     Computer Protection 18.12
    •     Computer Protection Premium 18.12
    •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.12
    •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.12

    These are available on all environments except PSB3 (Japan).

     

    Endpoint clients installed from version 18.10 on take on a new version automatically. Updating clients from versions 18.5 and before will start in a few weeks. These updates are automatic and silent.

     

    This release introduces:

    • Remotely Managed Windows Firewall functionality to turn off local rules. Portal support to manage this setting will be made available later. Nothing changes in the default behavior, this will be a new admin controlled setting.
    • Technical improvements in Remotely Managed Windows Firewall

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     

    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

    LGT_GabrieleUkko
  • A new version of the endpoint clients in the new installation architecture introduced in 18.10 version is made available. It reflects the continuous flow of added protection in the up-to-date service. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    •     Computer Protection 18.13
    •     Computer Protection Premium 18.13
    •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.13
    •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.13

    These are available on all environments.

     

    Endpoint clients installed from version 18.10 on take on a new version automatically. Updating clients from versions 18.5 and before will start soon, PSB2 and PSB4 first. These updates are automatic and silent.

     

    This release introduces:

    • Common Settings / Central Management -tab with information about the computer
    • Subscription changes and status is shown in the Events history
    • Client support for uninstallation password, available later as Portal makes functionality remotely manageable

     

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     

    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

    Ukko
  • A new version of the endpoint clients in the new installation architecture introduced in 18.10 version is made available. It reflects the continuous flow of added protection in the up-to-date service. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    •     Computer Protection 18.14
    •     Computer Protection Premium 18.14
    •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.14
    •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.14

    These are available on all environments.

     

    Endpoint clients installed from version 18.10 on take on a new version automatically.

     

    Updating clients with old versions through automatic channel begins next week for:

    - Computer Protection 18.5 and earlier

    - Workstation 12 for companies already through Computer Protection Migration in Portal

    The first environments to enable for old client updates are PSB2 and PSB4. PSB3 schedule is not yet confirmed and will not happen at least for few weeks. These updates are automatic and silent.

     

    This release introduces:

    • OEM Functionality that enables installing on cloned machines
    • Changes to prepare for channel upgrades from CP18.5 and WKS12 clients
    • Fix for a problem with Google Ads being blocked by Browser Protection

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     

    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

    Ukko
  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,312

    Dear Maaret,

     

    > Release 18.14 - availability starting 27.9.2018 ... This release introduces:
    > - OEM Functionality that enables installing on cloned machines
    > - Changes to prepare for channel upgrades from CP18.5 and WKS12 clients
    > - Fix for a problem with Google Ads being blocked by Browser Protection

     

    I was told CP version 18.14 will also introduce official support for the creation of "monolithic" or off-line usable install packages, but the Downloads page in PSB EMEA webportal still only has the small sized "webstub" format installer.

     

    Please tell us how to access the official off-line install kit, without resorting to that ugly hack described in the knowledge base.

     

    Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely. Tamas Feher, Hungary.

     

  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    The full MSI is coming out with release 18.15, and we are currently in the process of updating our documentation to include the MSI links in the portal and the tool we have making deployment more straightforward.

     

    I've seen my colleague suggesting in another thread here that we can give an early version for trying it out if that helps you move forward. Would you rather still  have the links to tools? I can pass those in an email.

  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    •     Computer Protection 18.16 (4.00.5037)
    •     Computer Protection Premium 18.16 (4.00.5037)
    •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.16 (4.00.5037)
    •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.16 (4.00.5037)

    These are available on all environments and get automatically upgraded. All clients in the latest version take on this new version automatically.

     

    You may notice we skipped a version number, as the 18.15 was only made available for the new Rapid Detection and Response Standalone product.

     

    In the last month, we have been updating clients with old versions to the latest through channel on all environments except PSB3. Computer Protection 18.5 will soon be fully replaced and any customers migrating from WKS12 to Computer Protection get into our latest version automatically.

     

    This release introduces:

    • Full MSI remote installation capabilities. We are making the MSIs available through the portals, and have updated instructions in the Admin Guide.
    • Small improvement to improve reliability of the functionalities

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     

    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

  • A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    •     Computer Protection 18.17 (4.00.5640)
    •     Computer Protection Premium 18.17 (4.00.5640)
    •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.17 (4.00.5640)
    •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.17 (4.00.5640)

    These are available on all environments, and we have started growing the availability from EU-SMI reaching all environments tomorrow. The clients get automatically upgraded for clients in the 18.1x series of Computer Protection clients, without a reboot.

     

    We continue upgrading clients with old versions to the latest through channel on all environments except PSB3. PSB3 upgrades will start the channel upgrade availability on November 21st as per current plans. Computer Protection 18.5 will soon be fully replaced and any customers migrating from WKS12 to Computer Protection get into our latest version automatically.  

    This release introduces:

    • Under the hood change into latest generation of Software Updater Engine. We expect small improvements in performance, with functionality remaining on the existing level.
    • Improved safety mechanisms on Firewall, preventing locking administrators out from computers especially in cases where the Network Isolation functionality is used in different network topologies.
    • Fixes to installation flows, in particular to a case where Windows account names include spaces and where firewall defined in AD changes due to installation of Computer Protection.

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     

    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

    cocorisss
  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,312

    Dear F-Secure,

    A hungarian educational customer reports that F-Secure endpoint protection (at least the PSB CP 18.x versions) have a problem on computers with Virtualbox installed. That hypervisor software creates a virtual network card, which allegedly has the exact same MAC address on every computer.

    F-Secure PSB CP 18 apparently prioritizes that "virtual" MAC address for its identifier, instead of the physical network card. Because of that choice non-unique identifier related problems may emerge, e.g. "rotation of endpoints" in the PSB admin webportal view.

    Sysadmin must manually configure the generation and use of "random computer identifiers" for F-Secure endpoints to work around that problem. Please investigate this report and if necessary, implement the corresponding fixes! (E.g. the known wrong MAC addresses belonging to various hyper-virtualization software could be black-listed for unique ID use by factory defult or something like that.)

     

    Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • Hi Tamas,

     

    with the new generation of clients, we are not using the MAC address in communication as was the case in the WKS12 generation. However, if your customers are installing on the image and then creating distribution copies, you could check our instructions on how to install on a clone image.

     

    We'd be happy to look into your customer's problem in more detail if this does not help solve it.

     

        Maaret

     

     

  • A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

     

    • Computer Protection 18.18 (4.00.6253)
    • Computer Protection Premium 18.18 (4.00.6253)
    • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.18 (4.00.6253)
    • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.18 (4.00.6253)

    The clients get automatically upgraded for clients in the 18.1x series of Computer Protection clients, without a reboot.

     

    This release introduces:

    • Fixes and improvements. Installation flows, sending status information, online scanning, Firewall status showing in the user interface, Software Updater
    • Under the hood improvements (preparing to enable customizing and localizing) to new user interfaces: Isolation, RDR standalone user interface

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     
    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

     

  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

     

    • Computer Protection 19.1 (4.01.168)
    • Computer Protection Premium 19.1 (4.01.168)
    • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 19.1 (4.01.168)
    • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.1 (4.01.168)

    The clients get automatically upgraded for clients in the 18.1x series of Computer Protection clients, without a reboot.

     

    This release introduces:

    • Fixes. Showing unnecessary reboot dialog, Running Windows Defender
    • Improvements. Software Updater flyer on reboot, starting scheduled scan if computer is off on the timer
    • Ability to sidegrade Workstation 12 and other F-Secure products in MSI installations

     

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     
    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

     

    • Computer Protection 19.2 (4.02.1067)
    • Computer Protection Premium 19.2 (4.02.1067)
    • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 19.2 (4.02.1067)
    • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.2 (4.02.1067)

    The clients get automatically upgraded, generally without a reboot.

     

    NOTE: For this release you will see a need of reboot in a special case. If at time of installing there is an application running that uses .NET that we are upgrading to version 4.7.2, a reboot is needed. This reboot is not asked visibly, but only through the downloads list with the PSB module status "Reboot needed". The version 19.1 will continue to be fully operational while the reboot is pending.

     

    Also, a fraction percentage of our installed base will see PSB module status "Will try again". This means that something blocked us from upgrading .NET to version 4.7.2, usually the reason being that the computer is running an older version of e.g. Windows 10 where Microsoft is not supporting this version. In this case, check that .NET 4.7.2 is supported on the Windows version the computer is running and if the status remains, please reach out to us. Also in this case, the version 19.1 will continue to be fully operational.

     

    This release introduces:

    • New user interface using .NET - first changed is the About box.
    • PSB managed remote F-Secure diagnostics. Admins can now request a diagnostic tool run from the portal to initiate asking permission for it on the endpoint. With permission, the file is made directly available for F-Secure with an identifier the admins can use in their support contacts.
    • First-level properties for WMI. To support RMM tool integration, we added WMI properties and simplified the interface for more straighforward integration. We now support RMM with Kasaya and will add documentation on it to  make it more widely accessible.
    • Fixes. Many enhancements on installation scenarios, software updater, browsing protection and remotely managed firewall. Crashes in components that happen silently.
    • Improvements. List of IP addresses for autoswitch rules so that you can define single rule for multiple addresses. WINS support for autoswitch rules.
    • Separate sidegrade package to run in MSI remote installations.

     

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
     
    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

        Maaret

    SergeHKPN-Simon
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    • Computer Protection 19.3 (4.03.1460)
    • Computer Protection Premium 19.3 (4.03.1460)
    • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 19.3 (4.03.1460)
    • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.3 (4.03.1460)
    • Server Protection 19.3 (4.03.1460)
    • Server Protection Premium (4.03.1460)
    • Server Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response (4.03.1460)

    The clients get automatically upgraded, generally without a reboot.

     

    This release introduces:

     

    • Allowing installing on operating systems without .NET 4.7.2 and shows a dialog instead of .NET user interfaces if updating .NET is required. While lack of .NET stops us from showing user interfaces, the remotely managed clients are keeping users secure.
    • Pressing Check Now for updates bypasses throttling. If you want to get the latest client installed before it is scheduled for your particular endpoint, you can get that by using Check Now.
    • Improved Restart functionality. It now allows to postpone restart and has a count down to the restart time.
    • Remote Quarantine support. Admin can add items on exclusions when releasing them from quarantine in portal. Availability of this functionality depends on the PSB Portal and backend release.
    • Improved Install software updates remote operation: it waits until completed without timeout, it does not block other remote actions but has its own queue, and it reports status with more granularity.
    • Importable xml-config for WMI with remote actions for Kaseya RMM
    • Showing exclusions in scanning report
    • Many fixes to match customer reported issues, including ones fixes for previous versions as hotfixes
    • Support for Server Products.
    • New hidden dialogs for piloting purposes. Should you want to participate in early access of new settings and new software updater client user interfaces, please get in touch. These will be revealed in full on later releases.

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.

     

    Please note: while the Server Protection products are installable from the same installer, we added their availability from this release starting on May 16th.


    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

    etomcatUkkoRomanH
  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,312

    Hello,

     

    Currently, I still see some 1180 computers with "FSAV PSB WKS 12.01" software on them, amongst a total of 5510 devices visible under the hierarchy of our PSB "SoP" level portal.

     

    Will this new "PSB CP version 19.3" release make sure those left-over WKS 12 computers are also converted to the new, lightweight "Computer Protection" anti-virus technology?

     

    Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely. Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    Hi Tamas,

     

    we are monitoring the WKS12 numbers and there are many different actions related to those. As per our current setup, WKS12 upgrades will all end up in 19.1 to manage the configurations we need to support and monitor, and we are taking action to let those upgrade from 19.1 to 19.3 later. So this release isn't an action directed towards WKS12 upgrades.

     

        Maaret

    etomcat
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    • Computer Protection 19.4 (4.04.824)
    • Computer Protection Premium 19.4 (4.04.824)
    • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 19.4 (4.04.824)
    • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.4 (4.04.824)
    • Server Protection 19.4 (4.04.824)
    • Server Protection Premium 19.4 (4.04.824)
    • Server Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.4  (4.04.824)

    The endpoints get automatically upgraded, generally without a reboot.

     

    This release introduces:

     

    • Concept of Early Access. As per popular demand, we have introduced a change to the way we release endpoint clients. Administrators can set in Portal General Settings | Early Access to Client  Software -toggle on, identifying the computers that will receive our product update in advance of the full release. This allows Early access computers receive F-Secure software updates several days before everyone else. We are finalizing the details of how many days we set the limit to, with limitation of allowing max one week delaying. For 19.4 release, availability tomorrow starts only for computers marked for the early access group, and for others the availability starting point moves to next week.
    • Start of Support for full range of servers (Citrix, Terminal Server). With this release, we start support for Citrix (excluding the imaging scenarios that require recognizing new license uses as same) and Terminal Server. Also note that SWUP on servers no longer times a restart, but we allow servers their usual restart schedule. Enhancing settings on this is scheduled for next release.
    • Redesigned Endpoint Settings User Interface. We have combined our settings user interfaces under one umbrella and worked to address concerns around finding the settings on the endpoint cients that Administrators set on Portal. For example, the two DataGuard(tm) settings are now grouped together.
    • Software Updater User Interface. Primarily for convenience for administrators, we have introduced a Software Updater user interface on the endpoint clients. You can find this from Tools view on the endpoint client Main User Interface.
    • Fixes and Improvements. Improving Software Updater Exclusions, Software Updater Restart, Installation and functionality in Proxied environments, and Events and Event History (with Show All -function).

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.


    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

    VadUkkoSergeHRomanH
  • maaretpmaaretp Posts: 66

    A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. As per the new Early access process, it is available first week for clients with "Early access to client software" setting set on in Portal and full availability starts in one week.

     

    The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

    • Computer Protection 19.5 (4.05.1065)
    • Computer Protection Premium 19.5 (4.05.1065)
    • Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 19.5 (4.04.1065)
    • Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.5 (4.05.1065)
    • Server Protection 19.5 (4.05.1065)
    • Server Protection Premium 19.5 (4.05.1065)
    • Server Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 19.5 (4.05.1065)

    The endpoints get automatically upgraded, generally without a reboot.

     

    This release introduces:

    • Custom Restart Postpone for Software Updates. Software Updater reboots introduce more configurability and longer times until a reboot must happen.
    • Combined Software Update Reboots. We have added logic for not requiring a reboot for every update separately if combining them is possible.
    • Default Block Illegal Sites. We turned on the browsing protection setting to Block Illegal sites by default after analysing its contents in more detail to reflect our recommendation. The category includes child pornography.
    • Fixes and Improvements. We have fixes a number of issues, particularly around proxied environments.

    Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.


    On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

    fedool
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