What are the system requirements for the RDS Linux sensor?

Operating system

The RDS Linux sensor is designed to run on any recent major version of the following 64-bit (amd64) linux distributions.

Note: Containers are not supported.

Supported operating systems:
  • CentOS 6
  • CentOS 7
  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 7
  • AMI Linux
  • Debian 7
  • Debian 8
  • Ubuntu 16.04


Given the lightweight nature of the RDS sensor, there are no significant requirements regarding the CPU; any machine capable of properly running the supported versions of the operating system should be able to run the client sensor without any noticeable impact.


The RDS Linux sensor's performance relies heavily on RAM buffers. A typical Linux sensor's RAM consumption is 100 MB, however in some rare circumstances (for example, when the server is under high load or there is a long network break), the sensor may use 500 MB of RAM.

Disk space

Typically, disk space usage is less than 20 MB.

Pricing & Product Info

For product info and pricing please go to the F-Secure product page

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