Today we are proud to present a major piece of quality software, which we have improved, tested and polished with all of our skill, understanding, passion and love for the past 11 months. The release of Linux Security 7.00 has arrived. I’d like to highlight some of the improvements here:
- New web-based wizards have been added for manual scanning and configuring the integrity checking and rootkit protection features.
- A simplified, cleaned-up installer with less questions asked.
- A new kernel-level scanning result cache significantly improves the performance of on-access scanning.
- The new F-Secure Scanning Engine has been integrated.
- We added methods to completely disable specific components of the product, like the firewall or the web user interface. If you prefer using your distribution’s firewall configuration method, we will not interfere with it. If you prefer to not use the web user interface, there is no need to burden your system with it’s Java run-time environment.
- Firewall rules can now be applied to specific network interfaces.
- The F-Secure Gnome panel applet now notifies you of any security alerts.
- The client and server edition installer packages have been merged into a single installer to simplify distribution and installation. On the other hand, new 64-bit installer packages have been introduced to fully support new 64-bit distributions. Some things simply wouldn’t work with 32-bit compatibility libraries.
- If you’re still running F-Secure Antivirus for Linux 4.65, it’s now possible to upgrade to Linux Security 7.00 in command-line-only mode. If command-line scanning is all you need, this is for you.
- If you wish to integrate F-Secure’s cutting-edge scanning features with your own software, the Linux Security 7.00 release package contains an SDK for our daemon API, full with header files, a manual page, and example code in the C language.
With a large number of new Linux distributions added and a couple of old ones removed, this release is officially tested and supported on 33 different distribution versions. It should work on a few others, too, especially if installed in command-line-only mode.
Unfortunately the native Gnome scanning application, fsgav, had to be dropped before the release. Don’t worry, it will probably re-appear in a future version, once we’ve had time to smoothen it’s sharp edges a bit.
A full list of new features, changes and supported platforms can be found in the release notes.
Please download your evaluation copy here:
- >-secure-linux-security-7.00.71615.tgz (MD5, SHA1)
- f-secure-linux-security-64bit-7.00.71615.tgz (MD5, SHA1)
As usual, the software can be evaluated for free for 30 days.
UPDATE: this build has been recalled. More information will be available here shortly.
If you wish to purchase licenses for your business, please get in touch with one of our sales partners or regional offices. End-user licenses should be available in the F-Secure eStore in the near future.