Regarding Policy Manager 11 for Linux

PeterPeter Posts: 186 F-Secure Product Expert

Hi,

 

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:

 

  1. Policy Manager Windows supporting workstation and server clients with Software Updater (PM version 11.xx)
  2. 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.

 

hewtacdannii

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  • danniidannii Posts: 7 New Member

    Hi Peter

     

    Will the release of PM for Linux 10.30 by December this year?

     

    Best Regards

    marco

     

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Dannii,

     

    PM for Linux 10.30 is currently in Release Candidate state. Our teams are doing the best to provide it in a timely manner, however, I will most likely still be a couple of weeks before you can see it RTM and available on our webclub.

     

    dannii
  • DmitriyDmitriy Posts: 212 F-Secure Employee

    One note to make. The release candidate of Policy Manager 10.30 for Linux should be of good quality and ready for production usage. If we don't get critical problems during validation, the release candidate will be the RTM version.

    dannii
  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Dannii,

     

    PM10.30 for linux is now available on our webclub:

    http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/business_global/support/downloads/-/carousel/view/82

     

    Thank you.

     

    dannii
  • danniidannii Posts: 7 New Member

    Hi Ben

     

    Thank you very much!

    I installed it without any problems!

     

    a small question I have: is there an policy-manager-console to manage the 10.30 server for download?

    windows-console v10.20 won't work.

     

    i wish to the whole team a happy new year!

  • Hi. I just upgraded to FSPMS 10.30 for linux, but which version Policy Manager Console for windows should i use with my linux installation ?

  • danniidannii Posts: 7 New Member

    at the moment, i use a debian linux client to manage fspms 11.30...

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Ipiasecki,

     

    Did you try using Policy Manager console 11.10? Did you get any error?

     

    Alternatively as Dannii mentioned you can run the console 10.30 on Linux.

     

  • Ok, yes, i can.

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Ipiasecki, 

     

    Thank you for your quick feedback. Just one more precision for you. 

    As mentioned in the documentation, it is in fact mandatory to use PM 11.10 or PM Linux 10.30 if you want to manage our latest clients(11.50).

     

    4.4 Centralized management requirements

    "The following versions of F-Secure Policy Manager are required to centrally manage F-Secure Client
    Security installations
     F-Secure Policy Manager (Windows) 11.10 or newer
     F-Secure Policy Manager (Linux) 10.30 or newer"

     

  • marcomarco Posts: 2

    Hi Ben

     

    Ups, theres no PM10.30 for download at the moment...?

    Is this version stopped?

     

    Thank you

    greetings dannii

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Marco,

     

    PM linux 10.30 is available on the following page:

    http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/business_global/support/downloads/-/carousel/view/82

     

  • marcomarco Posts: 2

    Hello Ben

     

    Yes, i visit the site, but i can only find 10.20 for download...

    In January, i found the new version, but now...

    Its funny...

     

    greetings

     

    dannii

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hello Marco,

     

    For a limited period of time this morning, version 10.20 was indeed available "again" on this page but the issue should now be  resolved.

     

    Let us know if you still can't access the download links to version 10.30 on this page.

     

    marco
  • JussiNJussiN Posts: 10 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi, just a quick update on the subject. From version 11.30 there is Software Updater also in the Linux version. It will be released soon. Version number will be 11.30 for the next release for Windows and Linux versions as the features are now the same. Beta is avalable for the F-Secure partners in the partner portal.

  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,319 Superuser

    Hello,

     

    A few days ago FSPM 11.30 was publicly released as Gold/RTM version for both the Windows Server and Linux platform and both have the "Software Updater" capability (part of Premium Subscription). There are other nice developments in it, like centralized e-mail reporting and SYSLOG support!

     

    The only thing I'm not happy about is the fragmented nature of Linux installers (12 packages to keep track of, due to PMC/PMS/AUA x 32bit/64bit x RPM/DEB combinations).

     

    Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • Hi.

     

    Maybe you should make yum/deb repo to get redhat/debian users more happy. We can then use yum or apt-get. Presonally for me this isn't a big problem, but repos would be very nice.

     

     

    etomcat
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