Improved Windows Firewall
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.
New Password Manager
The integrated password manager reduces the risk of data breaches that could lead to a heavy fine under the new General Data Protection Regulation. From the Management Portal, you can centrally provide employees with an easy-to-use password manager that makes proper password hygiene more convenient.
Rebootless Windows Client
One of the major problems in business environments is the impact that rebooting the system has on productivity. In some cases, this impact can be severe. With the architecture changes, upgrading the application itself will now rarely ask for a reboot, and in most cases it is totally transparent for end-users. This enables for example running upgrades outside slotted upgrade windows due to downtime requirements.
The Management Portal has undergone usability improvements based on customer requests. These include more extensive scheduling options for scanning, profile grouping, improved product filtering, and global exclusions for larger environments.
Device Control can be used to disallow the use of hardware devices such as USB sticks, CD-ROM drives, web cameras, etc. in endpoints. You can set rules to allow a specific device while all other devices of the same class are blocked.