Protection Service for Business’s latest generation of endpoint security client is F-Secure Computer Protection. This product is replacing Workstation Security 12 clients that will be End of Life on 31st of March, 2019.
F-Secure Computer Protection has been in production for a year.
F-Secure has now introduced a migration tool that allows the Solution Provider to migrate easily to Computer Protection clients.
Both security clients can be used with the same license key, no change in subscription is required.
Major changes in Computer Protection
Computer Protection Premium:
The Premium offer can simply be activated by upgrading the subscription or remotely changing the key without any action required on the client. It includes:
DataGuard: Protecting specific folder to block for example ransomware from modifying them
Rapid Detection and Response (RDR)
RDR can simply be activated by upgrading the subscription or remotely changing the subscription key without any action required on the client.
RDR is an automatic advanced threat identification, that allows an IT team or managed service provider can detect and stop targeted attacks quickly and efficiently. It consists of:
Neighborcast: The introduction of F-Secure Endpoint Proxy and the reduction of overall bandwith usagereduces the need for complex solution such as neighborcast.
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.
couple of clarifications to questions coming to our direction.
Q: Do I need a separate subscription for F-Secure Computer Protection than for Workstation Security 12?
A: No you don't. Both of these clients can be installed with same "F-Secure PSB Workstation Security" -subscription.
Q: Can I installs both "F-Secure Computer Protection" and "F-Secure PSB Workstation Security" to same company?
A: Yes you can. At the moment you can choose which product you want to use. Each installation uses one seat from the subscription and you cannot install both product to same computer.
Supposedly there is also "artificial intelligence" equipped DeepGuard included in F-Secure CP 17.1 (although I don't know what exactly that means).
Meanwhile, FSAV PSB 12 has only DG5.0, even though DG6 has been available in the home-user products for a long time and we were promised it is going to be adopted in the for-business product line as well.
Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.
I'm pleased to inform you that Computer Protection introduces DeepGuard 6.
Does this mean software currently only available for download from PSB portal direct to single clients - can I still download a single installer from clients portal, copy to USB and install on multiple devices?
It means that while you can take the installer on your USB stick, when run it will, for each installed client, download the product.
As I understood the Computer Protection client could be downloaded trough the Management Portal...
But on my/our portal, I can only see PSB 12 available for download...
How do I get the new client?
The power of deciding which companies see the new Computer Protection is with the Solution Providers, and thus not all companies have the download option yet visible. We are increasing visibility to all companies gradually, and with our launch in end of September, it will be available for all.