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F-Secure

Release 18.5 - availability starting 9.5.2018

We're currently finalizing 18.5 release of F-Secure Computer Protection and Computer Protection Premium end-point clients. As usual, the clients will automatically update themselves into the latest version after the availability date.

 

Product notifications migrated to use new toast / flyer

 

Product notifications are now using a new toast / flyer mechanism.

On Windows 10, the notifications will first appear on screen, and will then be accessible from Action Center as well as Event History. On Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the notifications will look similar to Windows 10 notifications without Action Center integration.

 

In some cases, the way how the events are generated has changed. When a manual or scheduled scan is started, an event will be stored, recording the beginning of this operation, e.g. "Manual virus scan was started". When the operation ends, the original event will be updated with the result of the operation, e.g. "Manual virus scan did not find any harmful items".

 

Connection Control: use referer information when returning to web shop after transaction

 

This is an improvement to the Banking Protection use case where the used web shop is missing the safety rating. When payment is made from this kind of site, usually a net bank/payment service site is opened which triggers banking protection session. When payment is done, browser tries to return to original web shop to finish the transaction, i.e. tell that the payment was done and shipping the order can proceed. However, if the site has no safety rating and banking protection session is still on, the site will be blocked. This improvement uses browser's referer information to allow returning to unrated web shop if there exists a bank if the chain of referers. So this will fix some of the cases where user could not complete shopping payment.

 

Profile visibility in client UI

 

We have added the profile assignment to be visible on the client UI. Under Common Settings | Updates the detailed list of updates includes information on the profile the client has last taken into use. Similar information was previously available in logs and we raised the visibility of this information due to popular request.

 

GDPR-related improvements

 

We have double-checked our client GDPR compatibility, and this shows as changes in the installation flow. We clarified the questions on use of your data, and made opt-out a default.

 

Fix: DataGuard extra labels on GUI

 

The user interface changes with the previous release introduced a view on the DeepGuard tab in settings where users would see an extra DataGuard label. This is now shown only to Premium users with matching settings.

 

About the future

 

You may have noticed there was an unusually long time between this release and the previous. We have been preparing in the background a major re-design of our installation to make it faster, not requiring a network connection and be remotely installable for PSB use cases. We've made great progress on it with the focus and are looking forward to introducing that to you within the upcoming months.

 

F-Secure

Release 18.10 - limited availability starting 23.8.2018

We are happy to announce availability of 18.10 series clients:

    - Computer Protection 18.10 
    - Computer Protection Premium 18.10
    - Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.10
    - Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.10
 
For installing these clients, you will need an appropriate subscription giving you the right set of features from the same installer. CP&RDR combination subscriptions are only available currently for piloting purposes. The installer is available from the PSB Portal. 
 
Limited Availability:
    - for all new installations on PSB4, PSB2 and PSB-smi from 23.8.2018 onwards
    - for all new installations on PSB1 about a week later (exact date to be announced)
    - for all new installations on PSB3 in a few weeks (exact date to be announced)
    - Note: upgrading existing endpoint client base (versions 18.5 and earlier) to version 18.10 will take place later
   - Note2: the MSI-installer for remote installations will be made available later
 
What is New?
18.10 is the first release using a new Single Installer-based installation architecture: instead of 3 separate packages that combined make the product, there is now just single package.
  • Slightly less disk space required
  • Slightly reduced memory footprint (excluding Ultralight processes)
  • Faster and more reliable installation; installation will now either succeed or fail, there is no partial success like before
  • Faster and more reliable update; update will now either succeed or fail, there is no partial success like before
  • Installation is rebootless unless a previously installed incompatible product requires a reboot
Known issues
  •  There is no subscription reminder when subscription is about to expire
  • User cannot locally turn windows firewall off even if it isn't locked in profiles 
 
Features and Changes
  •  New network installer to support the new architecture. High resolution and accessibility support. The product is now installed first, license is acquired after installation.
  • New FSDiag to support the new architecture. High resolution and accessibility support.
  • FSDiag now uses zlib for compression instead of 7-zip. End-user can more easily now inspect what has been collected before they send it to F-Secure. This helps with privacy and transparency.
  • Licensing subsystem has been re-designed. License status should now update faster and at the same time in all places of the product.
  • Network isolation remote action support. With matching portal features, admin can isolate a computer from network for RDR use cases.
  • [PREMIUM] Application control reporting applications support. With matching portal features, admin can follow up on use of applications with regards to application control rules. 
F-Secure

Release 18.11 - availability starting 7.9.2018

We are happy to announce a second version of clients in the new installation architecture introduced first in 18.10 version. This release of clients makes available packages to install the following with an appropriate subscription key:

  •     Computer Protection 18.11
  •     Computer Protection Premium 18.11
  •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.11
  •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.11

These will be made available first on PSB2, PSB4 and PSB-smi, and later on other environments.

 

This release fixes an issue identified with 18.10:

  • Installing on top of Workstation 12 required manual cleaning up for keys

In addition, the release introduces:

  • Settings / Firewall tab now shows name of the firewall profile in use on the client
  • MainUI buttons resize to fit localized texts on the screen
  • Technical improvements to components dealing with upstreaming of client data to backend and accepting remote actions from the backend

Should you notice anything worth a mention, we always welcome your feedback.

 

Finally, a note about the future. We are now starting our work towards upgrading Computer Protection / Computer Protection Premium 18.5 and lower to the new installation architecture. When this takes place, we expect it to be completely invisible to our customer and user base.

 

On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

 

 

 

F-Secure

Release 18.12 - availability starting 13.9.2018

A new version of the endpoint clients in the new installation architecture introduced in 18.10 version is made available. It reflects the continuous flow of added protection in the up-to-date service. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

  •     Computer Protection 18.12
  •     Computer Protection Premium 18.12
  •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.12
  •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.12

These are available on all environments except PSB3 (Japan).

 

Endpoint clients installed from version 18.10 on take on a new version automatically. Updating clients from versions 18.5 and before will start in a few weeks. These updates are automatic and silent.

 

This release introduces:

  • Remotely Managed Windows Firewall functionality to turn off local rules. Portal support to manage this setting will be made available later. Nothing changes in the default behavior, this will be a new admin controlled setting.
  • Technical improvements in Remotely Managed Windows Firewall

Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
 

On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

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Release 18.13 - availability starting 21.9.2018

A new version of the endpoint clients in the new installation architecture introduced in 18.10 version is made available. It reflects the continuous flow of added protection in the up-to-date service. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

  •     Computer Protection 18.13
  •     Computer Protection Premium 18.13
  •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.13
  •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.13

These are available on all environments.

 

Endpoint clients installed from version 18.10 on take on a new version automatically. Updating clients from versions 18.5 and before will start soon, PSB2 and PSB4 first. These updates are automatic and silent.

 

This release introduces:

  • Common Settings / Central Management -tab with information about the computer
  • Subscription changes and status is shown in the Events history
  • Client support for uninstallation password, available later as Portal makes functionality remotely manageable

 

Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
 

On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

F-Secure

Release 18.14 - availability starting 27.9.2018

A new version of the endpoint clients in the new installation architecture introduced in 18.10 version is made available. It reflects the continuous flow of added protection in the up-to-date service. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

  •     Computer Protection 18.14
  •     Computer Protection Premium 18.14
  •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.14
  •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.14

These are available on all environments.

 

Endpoint clients installed from version 18.10 on take on a new version automatically.

 

Updating clients with old versions through automatic channel begins next week for:

- Computer Protection 18.5 and earlier

- Workstation 12 for companies already through Computer Protection Migration in Portal

The first environments to enable for old client updates are PSB2 and PSB4. PSB3 schedule is not yet confirmed and will not happen at least for few weeks. These updates are automatic and silent.

 

This release introduces:

  • OEM Functionality that enables installing on cloned machines
  • Changes to prepare for channel upgrades from CP18.5 and WKS12 clients
  • Fix for a problem with Google Ads being blocked by Browser Protection

Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
 

On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret

Superuser

Re: Release 18.14 - availability starting 27.9.2018

Dear Maaret,

 

> Release 18.14 - availability starting 27.9.2018 ... This release introduces:
> - OEM Functionality that enables installing on cloned machines
> - Changes to prepare for channel upgrades from CP18.5 and WKS12 clients
> - Fix for a problem with Google Ads being blocked by Browser Protection

 

I was told CP version 18.14 will also introduce official support for the creation of "monolithic" or off-line usable install packages, but the Downloads page in PSB EMEA webportal still only has the small sized "webstub" format installer.

 

Please tell us how to access the official off-line install kit, without resorting to that ugly hack described in the knowledge base.

 

Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely. Tamas Feher, Hungary.

 

F-Secure

Re: Release 18.14 - availability starting 27.9.2018

The full MSI is coming out with release 18.15, and we are currently in the process of updating our documentation to include the MSI links in the portal and the tool we have making deployment more straightforward.

 

I've seen my colleague suggesting in another thread here that we can give an early version for trying it out if that helps you move forward. Would you rather still  have the links to tools? I can pass those in an email.

F-Secure

Re: Release 18.14 - availability starting 27.9.2018

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Release 18.16 - availability starting 24.10.2018

A new version of the endpoint clients is made available. The release of clients makes available these products to install with an appropriate subscription key:

  •     Computer Protection 18.16 (4.00.5037)
  •     Computer Protection Premium 18.16 (4.00.5037)
  •     Computer Protection & Rapid Detection and Response 18.16 (4.00.5037)
  •     Computer Protection Premium & Rapid Detection and Response 18.16 (4.00.5037)

These are available on all environments and get automatically upgraded. All clients in the latest version take on this new version automatically.

 

You may notice we skipped a version number, as the 18.15 was only made available for the new Rapid Detection and Response Standalone product.

 

In the last month, we have been updating clients with old versions to the latest through channel on all environments except PSB3. Computer Protection 18.5 will soon be fully replaced and any customers migrating from WKS12 to Computer Protection get into our latest version automatically.

 

This release introduces:

  • Full MSI remote installation capabilities. We are making the MSIs available through the portals, and have updated instructions in the Admin Guide.
  • Small improvement to improve reliability of the functionalities

Should you notice anything worth a mention or question, we always welcome your feedback.
 

On behalf of the R&D team working on the endpoint Windows clients,

    Maaret