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OMR
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Freedome questions

Hi guys!

 

I was wondering about F-Secure Freedome...

 

How does Freedome's browsing protection and antivirus differs from Mobile Security's? Or do they? I mean, could Freedome replace Mobile Security if you're not so keen to the anti-theft feature, which Freedome doesn't have?

 

Regards,

OMR

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Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Freedome questions

Thank you for the good question. It is true that Freedome and Mobile Security do have some overlapping features. The technical implementation of the protection is, however, different in these applications. Freedome provides security through the cloud which has several advantages. As an example Browsing protection in Freedome protects your web traffic no matter which browser or application you use as all the scanning and filtering happens in the cloud. Virus protection, on the other hand, is more extensive in Mobile Security. Mobile Security blocks malware coming from any sources including memory cards and Bluetooth. The first version of Freedome scans for Android application packages in HTTP traffic only, but we are working on to further develop the malware detection capabilities in Freedome. It is also good to note that if your device was infected, Freedome could block traffic from malicious applications which would make many of such apps basically harmless.

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Re: Freedome questions

Good question!  My understanding is that Freedome is not final yet. This KB article explains the scanning and current limitations:

 

Freedome is scanning HTTP traffic and currently blocking Android application packages (.apk files) considered as harmful. For testing and demonstration purposes Freedome is also scanning all files downloaded from certain domains, such as .eicar.org and .amtso.org. The file scan performed is the same rigorous anti-virus scan that F-Secure is using also with other products. Freedome is selective about the file types due to performance considerations at the moment.

 

In the future the anti-virus scan will be extended to cover a wide range of files and protocols depending on the reputation of the accessed domain.

Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Freedome questions

Thank you for the good question. It is true that Freedome and Mobile Security do have some overlapping features. The technical implementation of the protection is, however, different in these applications. Freedome provides security through the cloud which has several advantages. As an example Browsing protection in Freedome protects your web traffic no matter which browser or application you use as all the scanning and filtering happens in the cloud. Virus protection, on the other hand, is more extensive in Mobile Security. Mobile Security blocks malware coming from any sources including memory cards and Bluetooth. The first version of Freedome scans for Android application packages in HTTP traffic only, but we are working on to further develop the malware detection capabilities in Freedome. It is also good to note that if your device was infected, Freedome could block traffic from malicious applications which would make many of such apps basically harmless.

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OMR
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Re: Freedome questions

Thanks for the great answers!

 

I look forward to see how Freedome evolves over time. Maybe after my current Mobile Security's license expires I switch to Freedome. (It would be absolute best if Freedome and Mobile Security were fused together Smiley Very Happy)

 

Regards,

OMR

Scholar

Freedome Servers Down???

Yesterday working on my iPad Air (OS 7.1.1)  I lost all internet connectivity. Finally figured out the problem was Freedome. I removed it and voila normal internet access. My friend who had the app installed on her iPhone had the same problem. Tried reinstalling yesterday to no avail. Today reinstalling I get internet again. My guess is servers wee down but do not know.

Wrote to customer service and was told by Hafeeze that F-Secure does not support this app and refered me to this forum.  If the system goes down again I guess I just cancel my subscription and write my year payment off as a bad investment.  I relied on F-Secure reputation when I purchased but I guess i was wrong.

 

mmwaikiki

Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Freedome Servers Down???

You are right. Our US server was down for a while yesterday. We are sorry for the outage. The other servers, also the new one in Canada, were however available. We are working hard to build our systems so that our customers do not suffer from service outages in the future.

Scholar

Re: Freedome Servers Down???

Thank you It certainly would be helpful if someone could post outages on Twitter or on your website so we did not have to guess what was wrong or when the system is back up
Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Freedome Servers Down???

Agree. We will be more active on Twitter (@FreedomeVPN) and communicate on possible issues with the service.

Scholar

Re: Freedome Servers Down???

US servers down again second time this week. Getting frustrated
Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Freedome Servers Down???

I understand your frustration. The problems are, however, unrelated.

 

This time multiple DB servers were down at the same time and that's why VPN login authorisation failed. We will now distribute login authentication servers to multiple providers in order to prevent this from happening again.

 

All servers are now up and running.

 

I'm sorry for the inconvenience.