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Beta programs for business users

 

F-Secure Beta Update Channel

F-Secure proudly offers our corporate users the opportunity to test the updated version of our scanning engines before they are released to the public.

To qualify, the updates must be distributed through F-Secure Policy Manager to the hosts running F-Secure corporate products or separate setup of the Internet Gatekeeper on Linux.

 

Typical Environment

Hosts in the update should not be business critical, but they should be in active use

A typical environment for testing the updates is as follows:

  • A separate F-Secure Policy Manager Server (the production Policy Manager should not be used).
  • Up to 10-20 centrally managed hosts communicating with the beta policy manager:
  • Some examples of centrally managed clients:
    • F-Secure Client Security
    • F-Secure Anti-Virus for Servers
    • F-Secure Server Security
    • F-Secure Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange
    • F-Secure Email and Server Security
    • F-Secure Linux Security
  • A separate setup of Internet Gatekeeper for Linux


The systems can be installed in parallel to production, as a clone of production or specifically configured for daily use by a specific group of more technically experienced users or your internal IT department.

Setting up the environment requires manual reconfiguration of the F-Secure Policy Manager Server or the client. Instructions can be found by clicking here.

Typical scenarios to monitor in Beta

The systems in beta should not exhibit abnormal or unexpected behavior compared to production systems. Similar system health checks should be available as in the normal production environments.

Should you witness an increased number of crashes, false detections, reduced performance or other unexpected anomalies, please report them to F-Secure along with your feedback. Always remember to include F-Secure Support Tool (FSDIAG) report from the affected computer.

Instructions for creating an fsdiag are available:

 

Windows products

Linux Products

All feedback should be sent by email to   .  Your feedback is highly appreciated as it helps us to improve our products and releases prior to production release. 

Mailing list

 

If you decide to participate in the update beta testing program, please also subscribe to our mailing list. This mailing list enables you to receive announcements from F-Secure when a new scanning engine is released to the beta update channel.

To subscribe to the Beta Update Channel (Corporate) mailing list, please enter your email address below.

You will receive a confirmation message after clicking 'Subscribe.'

 

 

 

 

 

Program Versions

Beta

Non-released version of our product or solution that is still in an active development phase.

Technology Preview

An early, non-released version or prototype of our product with reasonable quality. It may or may not be commercialized into a product or service.

Benefits for Beta Testing Participants

A free six-month subscription during which you will automatically receive latest updates to the product

An opportunity to influence the final product

Rewards for best suggestions and for active feedback