As of yesterday, Linux Client and Server Security 5.30 is no longer a supported version. This was a nice release, at least from our perspective. It introduced several new and improved features:
- Scanning core placed in its own rpm package, the f-secure-security-platform.
- The core introduced riskware scanning.
- Database updates abandoned the old HTTP download client and replaced it with Automatic Update Agent. AUA is a robust background daemon with advanced binary diff capabilities that save bandwidth.
- We took into use syscall hooking in the dazuko driver for Linux 2.6 kernels. This made it possible to provide scan-on-close functionality and support Red Hat kernels. Earlier versions required Red Hat customers to recompile a kernel with capability as a module.
- Firewall rules wizard was introduced in the web user interface.
- Support for servers running Samba. (That was easy. We just tested that realtime protection works with Samba.)
- We shipped a guide for integrating with popular mail transport agent software.
Today, this fine release is history. We encourage everyone to upgrade to Client or Server Security 5.52. You will get:
- Support for 64 bit Linux distributions.
- Command-line-only installation mode for customers who don’t need anything else.
- Rock-solid stability. We’ve worked very hard to eliminate any possibility for system hangs and fixed lots of bugs.