FSAV PSB not suitable for classroom use, due to lack of SWUP moderation?
In F-Secure PSB's Software Updater module, there is a policy setting called "Scan on system startup" with the selectable values of "Yes, always scan on system startup" and "No, only scan if other criteria require scanning".
Let's consider the case of a school's computers located in classrooms. These are are turned off at the end of a lesson for the 15 min break and and then turned at the start of the next lesson or at least get rebooted between the lessons. This means PSB SWUP will scan the computer 6-7 times a day, unnecessarily consuming lots of CPU resources or the automatic scanning needs to be disabled and it will only run on-demand. Both of those options are problematic.
It would be better to implement some kind of a limiter in PSB SWUP that makes sure a computer is only scanned for missing hotfixes only once within 12 or 24 hours, even if it is frequently re-booted or turned on and off a dozen times.
Thanks for your kind attention, Yours Sincerely:
Tamas Feher, Hungary.