TrendMicro today have released Service Pack 2 for their Worry-Free Business Security product. This service pack incorporates a load of community feedback into it and I’m pleased to say that I believe it will offer new levels of stability and worry-free computing for our clients. The current download available here includes the base product, SP1 and SP2 and can be installed either as a new install or over the top of existing WFBS 6.0, WFBS 6.0 SP1, WFBS 5.1, WFBS 5.0 or CSM 3.6 installation. In the next two weeks they will release a standalone SP2 pack which will be a smaller download and will install over WFBS 6.0 SP1 installs.
Here’s a list of things they did in SP2 to make it oohh so much better;
- Low-Impact Smart Scan Pattern Update Mechanism
Frequent Smart Scan component updates on the Security Server ensure that Clients scan with the latest patterns. To reduce the impact of updates to Security Server performance, certain resource-intensive processes have been moved to Trend Micro servers in the cloud.
- Adjustments to Behavior Monitoring and the Firewall for Performance
To avoid impacting critical server applications, Behavior Monitoring is now disabled by default on Clients in server groups, while the Firewall remains disabled by default on all Clients. Upgrading to Service Pack 2 automatically disables both features on all Clients in existing server groups. To free system resources, disabling either feature in any group unloads all related drivers and processes.
- UNC Paths on Behavior Monitoring Exception List
With the Behavior Monitoring exception list supporting UNC paths, you can automatically block or allow programs that run from network folders.
- Cleanup Mechanism After Updates
With Service Pack 2, the Disk Cleaner cleanup tool removes remnant files automatically every time the Security Server updates. By ensuring that unused components do not take up disk space, the tool can free up to 900MB of space. The tool can also be run manually to clean up the Security Server.
- Other Enhancements
- Reduced frequency of security status reporting to Worry-Free Remote Manager to enhance performance
- Seat count threshold for displaying warnings on the Live Status screen has been changed to 100%.
- Wording changes on the Messaging Security Agent installation screen to cover User Access Control on Windows™ Small Business Server 2008
I’m really happy that Trend has taken feedback from the community to produce this service pack and it’s yet one more reason why I like to work with them and their products – they listen to what we need and make it happen.
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