1. The new Computer Protection have only 16 categories to block the browsing protection when the usual is that the new versions have more functions. The workstation version have more categories, why?
2. The Application control soulbe renamed because this is more a malware prevention/execution from critical paths. (used by malware and payloads). One Application Control module is used to block/permit the application execution or installation, for example, P2P apps, Remote Control Apps, Games Apps, etc.
3. The computer details should be display more info as Last Loged User, Basic HW Inventory and SW Inventory.
4. The Portal should be permit create Groups for a best computer organization becase today is a large list of computers.
5. PSB don't a have a Central Quarantine.
6. PSB don't permit execute a remote clean up of computer infected.
Linck Tello Flores
It is a good list of additional features and we have all of them in our backlog so they will appear in Computer Protection.
I only don't understand point 6. Can you elaborate what did you mean?
You can schedule remote computer scan operation from portal which will automatically clean infected machine. We always handle infections during scan and don't allow to "ignore" them.
> PSB don't a have a Central Quarantine
Regrettably F-Secure PSB webportal lacks the ability to click on a particular virus alert under the Reports / Infections list and select "submit binary sample to lab".
This missing feature makes it essentially impossible to use PSB WKS 12 and CP18 e.g. in school environments, where I see a LOT of obvious Deepguard false blocking alerts on Delphi and Basic language program code, as written by pupils during courses. Since there are so many schools with so many classroom computers, located all over the country and mostly lacking on-site system administrators, we just can't ask anybody to go there and fetch a sample via physical access. As the program code are one-off, having the Deepguard reported SHA-1 checksum means nothing. Thus, those false alarm incidents cannot be investigated for lack of a binary and never get fixed.
We desperately need remote file sample submit capability, I have been begging F-Secure Corp. for over a year to implement this skill in the PSB webportal, at least for Solution Provider accounts, but nothing happens. (F-Secure is probably afraid of the kind of legal / PR scandal which hit Kaspersky Lab when their auto-submission system downloaded an "under construction" new trojan malware sample from an NSA laptop...)
If we had the long-promised F-Secure PSB integrated remote desktop capability, that would be a passable alternative to collecting file samples manually to fix the DG false alarm problems, but remote access was also never implemented. I feel helpless stuck in this situation.
Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.
Tamas, I think you will be pleased to hear that this feature is in our backlog. It will be added.
But I don't think it will help with false positives on fresh compiled samples - they are just too fresh. We have a lot of developers at F-Secure and we have the same problem - our own code gets blocked from time to time.
So, we try to improve it and remove false positives from locally built binaries but that's not trivial to do securelly (just because it can allow attacker an easy way into the system).
Thankyou for your comments.
We will be adding remote quarantine support to Computer Protection, later this year. This will allow the admin to manage the quarantine contents from the portal, and we will look into the possibility for the admin to submit samples directly from the quarantine, remotely.
Quarantine does not work with DeepGuard at all, DG6 simply blocks access to the file if it is detected. We will look into possible solutions around this. For the moment, we would recommend the use of exclusions, and have the students generate their files to an excluded location.
Unfortunately, Computer Protection it works bad than Workstation Security 12.... (for me)
I scan several computers with both versions (Computer Protection and Workstation Security 12).
For every computer, Computer Protection version, scanning to full (with full protection settings), find much less number of files on every computer (than Workstation Security) and also, find much less infected files.
So, I will try for few times on another computers, maybe I made something wrong.
If the result is the same, I will reconsider my option for another antivirus program solution. For me, security for my clients, is not just "design", is not just words, is not just "fashion"...
I work with F-secure from year 2000.
So, I want to Thank You for your products and services (even if not always was better)!
P.S. - I'm sorry for my poor english!...
Can you provide us more information on what do you have on those computers that you find on one and don't find on the other? We definitely want to understand how you get to this experience and improve whenever we can.
Our experience has not been the same, as per our understanding the detection capabilities are on par on the two products. Understanding your case would be a valuable opportunity for us to learn on your use case.