Client Security is much more than anti-malware – it offers next-gen protection elements such as threat intelligence, behavioral analysis and proactive protection against all the latest threats.
Client Security is a business security product that offers you the best Windows security for your business endpoints – continuously, year after year. Client Security offers:
— Maik Morgenstern, CTO, AV-TEST GmbH
Client Security provides the best continuous protection available for Windows desktops and laptops. It is uniquely able to provide impenetrable protection against all online threats while minimizing the impact on system performance.
Endpoint protection is at the core of cyber security, and this is the best of the best. Complete endpoint protection is just the beginning. Client Security also saves you time with automatic patch management and boosts employee productivity with web browsing controls.
Client Security comes in two predefined versions.
Client Security Standard
Client Security Premium
Malware and Spyware Protection
Web Traffic Scanning
Web Content Control
Our computer security component utilizes our multi-engine security platform to detect and prevent malware. It offers superior protection to traditional signature-based technologies:
DeepGuard combines some of our most advanced security technologies. It's the final and most critical layer of defense against new threats—even those that target previously unknown vulnerabilities.
DeepGuard observes application behavior and proactively intercepts any potentially harmful action on-the-fly before it causes damage. By switching the focus from signature characteristics to malicious behavior patterns, DeepGuard can identify and block malware even before a sample has been acquired and examined.
When an unknown or suspicious program is first launched, DeepGuard temporarily delays its execution in order to perform a file reputation and prevalence rate check, runs it in a sandbox environment, then finally executes it for behavioral analysis and exploit interception.
For more information about Deep Guard functions and benefits, consult our technical whitepaper.
The new F-Secure firewall uses the default Windows rule engine to execute firewall rules. This greatly increases compatibility with other applications and appliances. The F-Secure expert ruleset, which contains advanced rules that counter risks such as propagating ransomware and lateral movement, is added on top of the standard Windows ruleset.
The administrator can extend the F-Secure rulesets with rules to tackle company and context-specific threats. Additionally, auto-selection rules allow administrators to define profiles adapted to the security needs of various networks.
Web Traffic Protection prevents the exploitation of active content such as Java and Flash, which are used in the vast majority of online attacks. These components are automatically blocked on unknown and suspicious sites based on their reputation data. Administrators can make exceptions to this by adding sites to a trusted sites list, for example company intranet sites for which F-Secure does not have any reputation data.
Web Traffic Protection scans HTTP web traffic in real-time with multiple complementary anti-malware scanning engines and reputation checks. This ensures that malware and exploits are found and blocked at the traffic stage, before data is written to the hard disk. This provides additional protection against more advanced malware—for example the memory-only variety.
Browsing Protection ensures that employees can work safely and efficiently online without worries.
Connection Control is a security layer that greatly increases protection for business-critical web activity like the use of intranets or sensitive cloud services like CRMs.
As soon as an employee accesses a website that requires additional security, Connection Control automatically elevates the security level for that session. During this period, Connection Control closes network connections to all unknown sites from the endpoint. Users can continue to use sites that are verified safe by F-Secure so as not to reduce employee productivity.
By blocking untrusted connections, banking trojans and other malware cannot send criminals confidential business information such as user credentials and cloud-based information. Security returns to normal when the specified browser process finishes or the user ends the session.
Botnet Blocker stops criminals aiming to control compromised assets by preventing communication to Command & Control domains.
Over 80% of cyber-attacks occur as a result of outdated software. Software Updater automatically keeps your third-party software and Windows up to date and patched against known vulnerabilities. Since it's integrated, you can easily avoid attacks based on known vulnerabilities.
F-Secure DataGuard subjects selected high-risk and value-critical folders to advanced monitoring and additional detection logic. It makes them significantly more fortified against ransomware, and prevents malicious and unknown applications from destroying or tampering with the data that they contain. The high-risk and value-critical folders include, for example, the Downloads folder (web downloads), document folders, temp files (email attachments), and data repositories.
The feature's complementary detection logic significantly increases detection accuracy and aggressiveness against ransomware and their encryption processes. The Data Access module ensures that the data in these folders is not destroyed, tampered with, or encrypted by malicious or unknown applications, such as ransomware. Among other benefits, the Data Access module enables the recovery of data in the event of a successful ransomware attack, as it cannot encrypt the data located in those folders.
Application Control prevents threats from executing and running scripts, even if they bypass other security layers to get onto your device. This mitigates the risks posed by malicious, illegal, and unauthorized software in the corporate environment.
With Application Control you can:
Finally, you can use it to block applications from running scripts, for example:
Application control works based on rules created by our penetration testers that cover attack vectors used to breach into corporate environments. Alternatively, the administrator can define the rules based on various criteria, such as the application name or version.
F-Secure Ultralight combines several unique and advanced technologies to improve protection level, performance, and user experience in our consumer and corporate products.