Business Suite

Sort by:
Issue: When installing F-Secure Policy Manager 14.x, user receives the following error after clicking Next on the Configure ports page: Error: "The Host Module HTTPS port number specified is already in use."   Resolution: If the port you have chosen for F-Secure Policy Manager communication is in use by other services (e.g Microsoft webserver), thus causing a conflict, you can solve the issue by changing the port F-Secure Policy Manager will use or by deactivating the service causing the conflict or changing the port that service is using.    Article no: 000018483
View full article
Issue: What is considered "new infection" in the F-Secure Policy Manager Web Reporting view? Resolution: Log on to your F-Secure Policy Manager Console Select the Policy domain   or Host   /   you want to edit Switch to the Alerts tab Every item in the list, which is not marked as "read" will be considered as "new" in the Web Reporting Note: As long as an item in the Policy Manager Console Alerts list is not marked as "read", it will appear in the Web Reporting in the list for "New top 10" and "New infection details". Article no: 000018681
View full article
Issue: We used to be able see in the Policy Manager Console Alerts list frequent alerts with the source being F-Secure Anti-Spyware. After upgrading to F-Secure Client Security 13 or newer such alerts are not being sent from the clients. Where can we see events from the F-Secure Anti-spyware module? Resolution: The F-Secure Anti-Spyware reporting has been integrated to F-Secure Anti-Virus in F-Secure Client Security 13 and newer versions. If you have for example F-Secure Client Security 14 installed on your clients, any Anti-Spyware alerts are reported to Policy Manager Console, the source will be shown as F-Secure Anti-Virus.   Article no: 000018481
View full article
Issue: Does F-Secure Policy Manager create and maintain an audit log for user and admin activity? For example for these events: User login / logoff Host deletion  / add / rename events Policy sub-domain deletion / add / rename events  Change of policy settings Resolution: The F-Secure Policy Manager server logs can be found in the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\Management Server 5\logs The user login actions are not recorded, but there are 2 logs that record actions made by the users while logged in to the console. Changes made to policy settings: fspms-policy-audit.logs Changes made to the Policy domain computers/servers or specifically changes made to the policy domain structure: fspms-domain-tree-audit.logs Q: How to find out who deleted a policy sub-domain in Policy Manage Console? A: This information is available in the fspms-domain-tree-audit.logs. Below is an example, where a sub-domain called test was added and immediately deleted. 05.12.2019 09:44:17,785 INFO [audit.domainTree] - User 'admin' added domain test (id=76) to domain Root (id=1) 05.12.2019 09:44:23,615 INFO [audit.domainTree] - User 'admin' deleted domain test (id=76)   Article no: 000007129
View full article
Issue: Policy Manager Server is rejecting Policy Manager Console connections from a remote host.  When trying to connect to Policy Manager Server running on Linux using a Windows machine, the following error is displayed: "Cannot connect to server 172.16.0.6:8080. Check that the host name and port number are correct. Port number 8080 is used by default". Resolution: By default F-Secure Policy Manager Server is set up to only accept connections from localhost. Follow the steps below to allow remote connections and then test the connectivity from the remote Policy Manager Console. If Policy Manager Server is installed on a Windows OS: Stop F-Secure Policy Manager Server services Open registry Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Data Fellows\F-Secure\Management Server 5 Edit the value of [REG_DWORD] RestrictLocalhost to 0 Start F-Secure Policy Manager Server services If Policy Manager Server is installed on a Linux OS:  Stop the Policy Manager Server daemon (/etc/init.d/fspms stop) Open the file /etc/opt/f-secure/fspms/fspms.conf Check the line adminExtensionLocalhostRestricted value and make sure the value is set to false Save the file and restart the Policy Manager Server daemon (/etc/init.d/fspms restart) Once Policy Manager Server service has restarted, try to login from the remote Policy Manager Console. Please do check our other F-Secure Community KB article as well. Article no: 000001368
View full article
Issue: I have forgotten my login password to F-Secure Policy Manager Console, how do I reset the admin password? Resolution: If you have lost the password for the admin user, or if the account was accidentally deleted, you can reset the admin account for Policy Manager on Windows by following the steps below: Stop F-Secure Policy Manager Server service  Open command line prompt as administrator Run the reset-admin-account.bat from this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\Management Server 5\bin\ Enter your new password Start F-Secure Policy Manager Server service Try to log in to Policy Manager Console For Policy Manager on Linux, use the following script to reset the user account: /opt/f-secure/fspms/bin/fspms-reset-admin-account If you are still not able to login to Policy Manager Console, make sure the account used in the login windows is admin (and not administrator). Article no: 000002657
View full article
If you want to exclude files or folders from being scanned by Real-Time scanning, follow these steps:
View full article
Issue: What are the default ports used by Policy Manager Server and Policy Manager Proxy? This article lists the network ports that F-Secure Policy Manager Server and F-Secure Policy Manager Proxy uses. If you use any port filtering devices or software, verify that the required ports are available. Port filtering devices and software include firewalls, routers, proxy servers or IPsec.   Resolution: Default TCP-Ports: F-Secure Policy Manager:  8080 Default https-port used for Admin module used for communication with Policy Manager Console. 8081 Default https-port for F-Secure Policy Manager Web Reporting, the graphical reporting system included in Policy Manager Server. 443 Default https-port used for the host module used for communication with the hosts, excluding client database-updates. 80 Default http-port used for the host module used for communication with the hosts (legacy F-Secure clients). All F-Secure clients by default download database updates using this port. Default TCP-Ports: F-Secure Policy Manager Proxy: 443 Default https-port used for the host module used for communication with the hosts, excluding client database-updates. 80 Default http-port used for the host module used for communication with the hosts (legacy F-Secure clients). All F-Secure clients by default download database updates using this port. Note: F-Secure Web Reporting might not be enabled in your configuration. The Policy Manager Server admin module is not by default exposed to other network interfaces than localhost. Software Updater (SWUP) updates are downloaded on port 80.   Article no: 000018194
View full article
Issue: I would like to register my F-Secure Policy Manager Server which is not connected to a network (offline), how do I proceed? Resolution: Contact F-Secure support by opening a support request (https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/business_global/support/support-request) Provide the following information for F-Secure technical support to create an offline registration file: Account Name Customer ID Installation ID  Business Suite license Expiry date How to obtain Customer and Installation ID: Open F-Secure Policy Manager console, and go to Help menu > Registration dialog, or; Find the information from the Policy Manager Server installation folder, ...\F-Secure\Management Server 5\Data (Windows) or /var/opt/f-secure/fspms/data (Linux), open the file called upstream-statistics.json using notepad. Customer ID is on line 5 and Installation ID is on line 6. Once support has provided you with an offline registration file, use the following steps to activate it on your Policy Manager Server Windows: Copy the offline registration file to the folder F-Secure\Management Server 5\data Restart the F-Secure Policy Manager Server services by typing the following command in an elevated command prompt (CMD):   net stop fsms   net start fsms Linux: Copy the offline registration file to the folder /var/opt/f-secure/fspms/data  Restart the fspms daemon:  # /etc/init.d/fspms restart F-Secure Policy Manager will be activated until the expiry of your current subscription. After renewing the subscription you need to request a new registration token from support. Make sure to do this some time in advance so that you don't end up with an expired Policy Manager Server. Article no: 000001107
View full article
Issue:  I distributed an invalid policy to multiple hosts using Policy Manager Console. How can I troubleshoot this or identify what settings was changed and to which hosts it was distributed? Resolution: To locate this information, you can use available logfiles from the server running Policy Manager. fspms-domain-tree-audit.log Below is an example of this this logfile: 10.10.2019 13:21:59,139 INFO [audit.domainTree] - User 'admin' deleted host with identity 79fee1c5-e85b-4a90-b462-09354abb56fd (id=3) 10.10.2019 13:22:06,519 INFO [audit.domainTree] - User 'admin' moved host with identity b8a4bb94-2a9a-4830-b45b-8e45a531279c (id=36) to domain CS 14 hosts (id=4) 22.10.2019 14:14:12,929 INFO [audit.domainTree] - User 'admin' deleted host with identity f4ef246e-61c2-4ac1-949b-f0d3d3be4aa3 (id=35) 28.10.2019 10:54:20,208 INFO [audit.domainTree] - User 'admin' added domain test domain (id=39) to domain Root (id=1) This logfile allows us to understand host- and domain.operations (including the root-domain). Operations include the following: add, remove, rename, move. In our example, the last line, the user ADMIN added a new sub-domain "test domain" with id=39. Another file we are interested in called: fspms-policy-audit.log Below is an example of this this logfile: 23.10.2019 12:22:02,929 INFO [audit.policy] - type="lockedOnClient", domainId="36", OID="1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.60", oldValue="false", newValue="true" 23.10.2019 12:22:02,929 INFO [audit.policy] - type="lockedOnClient", domainId="36", OID="1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.61", oldValue="false", newValue="true" 23.10.2019 12:22:52,528 INFO [audit.policy] - User="admin" applied the following policy changes: 23.10.2019 12:22:52,528 INFO [audit.policy] - type="setting", domainId="36", OID="1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.61", oldValue="null", newValue="c:\test\printfile_release.exe" 23.10.2019 12:23:19,545 INFO [audit.policy] - User="admin" applied the following policy changes: 23.10.2019 12:23:19,545 INFO [audit.policy] - type="setting", domainId="36", OID="1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.61", oldValue="c:\test\printfile_release.exe", newValue="" 23.10.2019 12:34:32,557 INFO [audit.policy] - User="admin" applied the following policy changes: This logfile provides an audit trail for setting changes meaning (what setting was changed and how). The sub-domain in Policy Manager Console is reflected by DomainId. The actual settings is referred to by the OID:   23.10.2019 12:22:52,528 INFO [audit.policy] - type="setting", domainId="36", OID="1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.61", oldValue="null", newValue="c:\test\printfile_release.exe" How do we find the setting 1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.61 in Policy Manager Console? This is perhaps the trickiest part, because we do not have a list of settings available. However, you can find the settings by using Policy Manager. The part of the address that identifies the F-Secure company in the OID is 1.3.6.1.4.1.2213. The latter part identifies the application and the specific setting in the application. Here we have  12.1.111.2.100.100.61 See screenshot capture1.pnn: by selecting "F-Secure Anti-Virus" in Policy Manager Console, you can se that the application is "F-Secure Anti-virus" -> "Object identifier" = 1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12 When we go further inside the settings in "F-Secure Anti-Virus", we can locate the relevant setting here: - F-Secure Anti-virus    -> Settings     -> Settings for real-time protection        -> Scanning options           -> File scanning               -> Inclusions and exclusions                 -> Excluded processes. To give you an example using syntax we saw in fspms-policy-audit.log: 23.10.2019 12:22:52,528 INFO [audit.policy] - User="admin" applied the following policy changes: 23.10.2019 12:22:52,528 INFO [audit.policy] - type="setting", domainId="39", OID="1.3.6.1.4.1.2213.12.1.111.2.100.100.61", oldValue="null", newValue="c:\test\printfile_release.exe" Based on the information we learned, this entry translates to: Policy Manager Console User=Admin, applied the process exlusion "c:\test\printfile_release.exe" exclusion for domain "test domain" (DomainID was available in fspsm-domain-tree-audit.log) . Article no: 000017432
View full article
Issue: How can i find out what was the last policy issued to a host in Policy Manager Console? Resolution: Check the screenshot below. This shows the field Policy file timestamp, which reflects when the policy file for this host was created. The same screen also indicates, whether the host has this latest policy in use as the column Policy in use states Latest. However, some of these fields are not visible by default (e.g. Policy in use). To enable or disable them, right-click the column header and left-click to enable or disable different fields. Article no: 000017386
View full article
Issue: I need to enable or disable the Browsing Protection feature on some client, how can I do it centrally using Policy Manager Console? Resolution: Open F-Secure Policy Manager: Settings [Standard view] F-Secure Browsing Protection Uncheck the box to Disable or Enable Browsing Protection After you have chosen your setting, make sure that the padlock is closed, after that you can distribute the policies (Ctrl+D) Note:  F-Secure Browser Protection is an integrated Module within the package, that can be only deactivated via Policy Manager or locally from the Client. If you have disabled Browsing Protection for your Clients, and you want to hide the browser plugin deactivated message in main local UI Please ask customer support to provide you the file  FSCS1410-HF03-signed.jar when you submit a ticket.  This  specific hotfix removes notification about disabled BP from UI, while it is disabled. Distribution details for centrally managed hosts: Log in to F-Secure Policy Manager Console  select the Installation tab  Click Installation packages and select import to import the downloaded hotfix jar file Select appropriate domain or host and press Install Select the hotfix Distribute policies Article no: 000004715
View full article
Issue: After installation, user is unable to launch Policy Manager Console and they receive error: "The item referred by this shortcut cannot be accessed. You may not have the appropriate permissions". Resolution: The setup wizard creates the user group FSPM users. The user who was logged in and ran the installer is automatically added to this group. To allow another user to run Policy Manager Console you must manually add this user to the FSPM users user group. To add users to a group, use the following instructions: Click on the Server Manager icon on the bottom left of the Windows desktop  Select the Tools menu in the upper right, then select Computer Management Expand Local Users and Groups Expand Groups Double-click on the group to which you want to add users Select Add Enter the name of the user you wish to add to the group, then select Check Names You can separate names with a semicolon if you want to add more than one user Press OK when complete, then OK again to finish Article no: 000017207
View full article
Issue: How to update malware definitions for Policy Manager 13.x/14.x in an isolated network. Resolution: Policy Manager offers two options for updating virus definitions in isolated networks that have no direct connection to the Internet. If your network configuration allows Policy Manager to access internal resources with Internet access, we recommend that you use Policy Manager Proxy as the source for updates. For more details click here. If using Policy Manager Proxy is not an option, you can use a tool provided with Policy Manager to fetch the updates as an archive and copy that to the server where Policy Manager is installed. For more details click here. Article no: 000002697
View full article
This article describes the use of the database recovery tool available since PM version 12.10.
View full article
This article describes the use of the database recovery tool available since PM version 12.10. If you are running the Policy Manager version 12.00 or...
View full article
If your network setup does not allow Policy Manager to connect to the Internet, but allows connections to internal resources that can access the...
View full article
When you cannot use a connection to an intermediate proxy due to security policies, you can update the malware definitions using the tool provided...
View full article
This article describes how to upgrade from F-Secure Policy Manager 12 to version 13.
View full article
Policy Manager Console prompts an error message: "Cannot connect to the server: localhost:8080. Check that the host name and port number are correct....
View full article
This article describes how you can reset both F-Secure Automatic Update Agent (AUA) and F-Secure Automatic Update Server (AUS) database repositories...
View full article
F-Secure Policy Manager supports some advanced configuration using Java system properties. This article describes how you can specify the Java system...
View full article
This article describes how you can move Policy Manager Server (PMS) to a new server.
View full article
To register your F-Secure Policy Manager in an isolated or offline environment, you need to get an offline registration file (or token) from F-Secure...
View full article
Your computer is protected with predefined firewall settings. Usually, you do not have to change them. However, you may have to change the settings,...
View full article
This article describes how you can set up the F-Secure firewall for Windows 7 DirectAccess from Policy Manager Console (PMC).
View full article
The following steps describe Policy Manager Proxy node installation for both Windows and Linux.
View full article
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...
View full article
To be able to combat the more adaptive and targeted attackers of the future even better, F-Secure has made a significant engine update.
View full article
This article describes how you can configure the MyNetwork rule in F-Secure Policy Manager.
View full article
There are several ways to get the Hardware ID for a device for the Device Control rules; Using Device Control statistics or Windows Device Manager.
View full article
If double-byte characters are used in the server addresses, the communication with the server will not function properly.
View full article
When deploying cloned virtual machines from a template, Policy Manager identifies them as identical machines even when each machine is configured to...
View full article
To maintain a high protection level, you may notice an increase in bandwidth due to the increased number of updates released per day. Policy Manager...
View full article
F-Secure Software Updater scans computers for missing software updates, and keeps Windows and third-party applications up to date and patched from...
View full article
Next-gen proxy is a role of Policy Manager Server, in which it proxies certain requests to Master Server while serving BackWeb and software updates...
View full article
F-Secure Policy Manager for Linux 13.10 was released on December 20, 2017.
View full article
F-Secure Policy Manager 13.10 (Windows) was released on December 20, 2017.
View full article
Policy Manager offers two options for updating virus definitions in isolated networks that have no direct connection to the Internet.
View full article
This article lists frequently asked questions related to administering Software Updater.
View full article
Software Updater only installs security-related updates automatically. The installation of non-security-related updates and service packs is required...
View full article
Policies are product configurations created on F-Secure Policy Manager and automatically picked up by the client machines. They define the settings of...
View full article
This article explains how the intermediate server failover time setting found in F-Secure Automatic Update Agent (FSAUA) works.
View full article
You can reset the host UID by using FSMAUTIL (F-Secure Management Agent Utility). One way to do this would be adding a command to the user login...
View full article
Starting from version 13.00, Business Suite products are switching to GUTS2 as a replacement for BackWeb to download virus definition updates. From...
View full article
There are various malware monitoring opportunities available provided both by F-Secure and the operating system.
View full article
This article contains some pointers about installing F-Secure Client Security and F-Secure Policy Manager. It is intended for use by technical staff...
View full article
Issue: Via proxy or direct connection, F-Secure Client Security is not receiving updates from Policy Manager. The following errors are visible in C:\ProgramData\F-Secure\Log\AUA\AUA.log: [ 8068]Thu Aug 30 11:15:32 2018(3):  Connecting to http://<Policy Manager IP address>/guts2/ via http proxy <Proxy IP address> [ 3488]Thu Aug 30 11:15:32 2018(3):  Update check failed. There was an error connecting http://<Policy Manager IP address>/guts2/ via http proxy Proxy IP address (Server error) [12232]Thu Aug 30 11:15:32 2018(3):  Connecting to http://Policy Manager IP address/guts2/ (no http proxy) [ 3488]Thu Aug 30 11:15:32 2018(2):  Update check failed. There was an error connecting http://<Policy Manager IP address>/guts2. (Unspecified error) [10736]Thu Aug 30 11:17:41 2018(3):  Connecting to http://Policy Manager IP address/ via http proxy Proxy IP address [ 3488]Thu Aug 30 11:17:41 2018(3):  Update check failed. There was an error connecting http://Policy Manager IP address/guts2/ via http proxy Proxy IP address (Server error) Resolution: Test the connectivity from the host to Policy Manager Server by using the HTTP and HTTPS protocol: Open any web browser on the host that has F-Secure Client Security installed. Enter the IP address of the Policy Manager and press Enter. Repeat the test, only this time by using the HTTPS protocol (for example https://192.168.0.10:443/). If the HTTP (automatic updates) and HTTPS (management agent) connections are working, the web page should display the following information: If the connection fails, troubleshoot the network connectivity between the host and Policy Manager at your end. Verify whether the host and the server have permission to connect to each and other (for example corporate firewall, proxy). If the intermediate proxy is a PMP instance and the clients are unable to download updates via it, ensure that PMP can connect to the internet directly as the default configuration for the proxy is forward mode. In this mode, updates are downloaded via PMP but from the internet and not from Policy Manager Server. This configuration is controlled by changing the proxy mode to either reverse or forward.  Reverse vs. forward modes define whether the virus definitions and software updates are retrieved directly from the internet or from the configured upstream Policy Manager Server or other proxy. Forward proxy is used to minimize traffic between networks, for example between a branch office and HQ. Reverse proxy is used for example in environments where the proxy has no direct connection to the internet, or to minimize the load on the master server (or other forward proxy). By default the proxy is installed in forward mode. Set "-DreverseProxy=true" additional Java argument to switch it to the 'reverse' mode. You can verify whether PMP can download updates by checking the c:\program files (x86)\Management Server 5\logs\fspms-download-updates.log file. The following message is an example of downloading updates failing: 26.03.2019 14:47:44,034 ERROR [c.f.f.s.g.d.DownloadUpdatesService] - Error while checking latest updates org.apache.http.conn.ConnectTimeoutException: Connect to guts2.sp.f-secure.com:80 [guts2.sp.f-secure.com/2.21.76.146, guts2.sp.f-secure.com/2.21.76.152] failed: connect timed out. Article no: 000006708
View full article
Issue: The Policy Manager registration does not work and it returns a "Customer number is invalid" error. How to fix this? Resolution: Check the following items: Make sure that the customer number entered during registration is a correct one (the number is visible in the license certificate). Make sure that the license is still valid (the information is visible in the license certificate). Article no: 000015351
View full article
Issue: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Integration with F-Secure Policy Manager for Windows Resolution: F-Secure Policy Manager supports Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Integration. Policy Manager 13.xx Refer to the F-Secure Policy Manager admin guide Chapter 18, page 113 for more information. Policy Manager 14.xx Refer to the F-Secure Policy Manager admin guide Chapter 10, page 97 for more information. Instructions on how to obtain properties via WMI: For PSB, check the following link: https://help.f-secure.com/product.html#business/psb-portal/latest/en/task_D863946C3247471F948CD82785CC1A3A-psb-portal-latest-en For Business Suite, check the following link: https://help.f-secure.com/product.html#business/policy-manager/14.20/en/concept_E55FFF0187A54B79B30637C7983BDCC8-14.20-en Article no: 000002821
View full article