Do I need to install a separate F-secure for each virtual machine? (Mac + Parallels + Win10)

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Do I need to install a separate F-secure for each virtual machine? (Mac + Parallels + Win10)

Hi!

 

Just to make sure:

I've just installed F-Secure Freedome on my Mac. Is my Windows traffic now protected (Win10 runs on top of Mac system in a Parallels virtual machine)?

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Do I need to install a  separate licensed copy of Freedome for each virtual machine?

 

Thanks for Your help and clarification!

 

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Re: Do I need to install a separate F-secure for each virtual machine? (Mac + Parallels + Win10)

Hi leaderment,

 

We haven’t tested Freedome in virtual environments in such fashion that we could claim we support certain virtual environments. However, it is likely that with typical configurations, Freedome installed on a virtual computer quite likely will protect the network traffic. If Freedome is installed on the “mother” computer, it may or may not protect the network traffic from the virtual computers.

 

Every Freedome installation uses one of the available subscriptions; it doesn’t matter if it is a virtual installation or not.

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Re: Do I need to install a separate F-secure for each virtual machine? (Mac + Parallels + Win10)


@leaderment wrote:

Hi!

 

Just to make sure:

I've just installed F-Secure Freedome on my Mac. Is my Windows traffic now protected (Win10 runs on top of Mac system in a Parallels virtual machine)?

- OR -

Do I need to install a  separate licensed copy of Freedome for each virtual machine?

 

Thanks for Your help and clarification!

 


Hello,

 

Sorry for my reply. I'm also only F-Secure user (their home solution); And not friendly with Mac-platform.

 

Just as temporary unofficial suggestion before any normal and valid ones:

 

--> I able to think that situation based on how "VM" work (mainly 'network'-adapter and related things);

 

And I able to expect some situations:

 

--> You run Freedome on Mac.  System did switch from "your" network adapter to Freedome VPN network adapter.

You run "VM" and it used your 'current' Freedome VPN network adapter.

 

I able to suspect that your VM-system will be with 'Freedome VPN' IP.

 

Then -> if Mac (or VM do provide) able to handle network traffic under VM -> so, F-Secure Freedome also able to block (Browsing and Tracking Protection features) certain websites/trackers... even under VM-system.

 

If Mac do not able detect/handle VM-traffic/network-usage -> so F-Secure Freedome also do not able detect/handle traffic under VM. So... malicious websites or trackers will be not blocked. With such design -> required Freedome installation under VM.

 

ALSO... possible that your VM will use not a 'current' Freedome VPN network adapter; But your 'classic' normal network adapter. With such design -> VM will be with your own IP. With such design also required Freedome installation under VM.


I able to suspect that such design can be as workaround/trick. So designed view -> Freedome installation under VM (for sure.. that all works), but possible to re-check meanings by your own steps:

 

--> Run Freedome on Mac;

Run VM;

 

--> Check about "which IP detected under VM" (by some services, as example);

And re-check if... harmful-rated pages are blocked or not; Possible to check it with F-Secure test pages.

 

Sorry for long reply! Smiley Sad


Thanks!

Community Manager

Re: Do I need to install a separate F-secure for each virtual machine? (Mac + Parallels + Win10)

Hi leaderment,

 

We haven’t tested Freedome in virtual environments in such fashion that we could claim we support certain virtual environments. However, it is likely that with typical configurations, Freedome installed on a virtual computer quite likely will protect the network traffic. If Freedome is installed on the “mother” computer, it may or may not protect the network traffic from the virtual computers.

 

Every Freedome installation uses one of the available subscriptions; it doesn’t matter if it is a virtual installation or not.

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