F-Secure has released a new generation engine for one of our core scanning engines, which, at F-Secure, we call Capricorn. The engine change brings significant improvements in the database size, decreasing it by nearly 75%. This has the benefit of reduced bandwidth usage, for example. In addition, the new engine consumes less IO/CPU, and is faster and lighter to upgrade.
How to verify that the upgrade was successful?
Depending on your deployment model, there are two ways to verify a successful upgrade.
For product versions belonging to the 1st phase (Windows Ultralight-based products):
2019-02-01-0or newer is downloaded, with (channel) identifiers capricorn-win32 and capricorn-win64.
Note: This upgrade has introduced new update channels. This means that it is possible that the older channel identifiers (such as aquarius-win32, aquarius-win64) are still visible for approximately a week after the upgrade.
Note: It is possible that the Aquarius updates are still downloaded approximately for a week, and they are visible in the product's "Downloads" view with status "not installed". As long as the F-Secure Capricorn Updates are installed, this does not affect the product's protection capabilities nor functionality. The Aquarius updates will eventually disappear automatically.
For product versions belonging to the 2nd phase (non-Ultralight, Linux and Server products):
For the 2nd phase products, the upgrade was done as an in-channel migration due to feature differences in the products. This means that the engine name displayed in the product remains Aquarius. The Aquarius version number can be checked in order to verify that the upgrade was successful.
For F-Secure Business Suite products (Email and Server Security):
In case you find out that your F-Secure software has not properly downloaded and taken Capricorn into use, please contact F-Secure Customer Support.
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