Regarding Policy Manager 11 for Linux
Please allow me to clarify the situation with Policy Manager Linux 11 and what you can expect in the near future.
We have made the decision to cancel the project to enable Software Updater (SWUP) with Policy Manager (PM) Linux. The are several reasons behind this decision but most importantly, technical ones. The underlying technology used by Software Updater is a technology well supported and tied to the Windows platform. This created significant challenges when trying to integrate the technology onto the Policy Manager Linux platform and the resulting solution would have been very complex and challenging to both maintain and support.
From now on, we will have two Policy Manager branches available:
- Policy Manager Windows supporting workstation and server clients with Software Updater (PM version 11.xx)
- Policy Manager Linux supporting workstation and server clients running without Software Updater (PM version 10.xx)
Excluding aforementioned SWUP functionality to support existing and upcoming F-Secure products implementing this feature, F-Secure is fully committed to supporting and continuing development of Policy Manager for Linux. We are currently preparing a new Policy Manager Linux release to add support for new items like Windows 8.1 operating system and new F-Secure clients. This release will take place by end of November 2013.
Last but not least, Client Security 11 (Standard) without SWUP is fully supported with the existing Policy Manager Linux version 10.10 or newer.