With little fanfare and no announcement to the reseller channel, TrendMicro has released SP3 for Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) just over two weeks ago now. This update includes many bug fixes since SP2 and additional protection from Ransomware such as Cryptolocker.
Key feature improvements are
- Improved support for Windows 10 (specifically with the November 2015 update)
- Improved detection for Ransomware
- Increased Behavior monitoring protection
- SHA-2 Support for the Web Security Console
Note that WFBS does NOT support Exchange 2016 at all and from what I understand there are no plans for such support. If you have an SMB customer running Exchange 2016, you will need to upgrade and use the full ScanMail for Exchange product.
You can download the update from the Service Packs tab here
Once you get the downloader, it will then in turn download the full update which is around 140MB in size. This can be applied over the top of an SP1 installation without too many issues. During the installation you will see the warning below as it stops the WWW publishing service – so if you attempt to do this install via RD Gateway, you will get disconnected for a few minutes.
After the upgrade, you can see right away from the main webpage that the update is now at Service Pack 3 levels.
After you login, the additional features are located down under the Security Settings of the security group. Below you can see the settings available to the Desktop style group – the section in blue is the new SP3 improvements that are designed to block more of the Ransomware before it even recognises via signature or pattern based scanning. Note that these settings are only available on Desktop groups.
The screen below shows you the settings available to Server groups. You will note the differences available for servers vs desktops. If you are running normal servers that do not have users using them then these settings are fine. If however you are running a Remote Desktop Server or Terminal Server, then it means your users do not have a good a protection level as those available to the desktops. This is unfortunately a limitation of TrendMicro’s approach in this area.
That’s it. There’s not a lot more about this Service Pack for WFBS 9 to say – it installs within around 15-20 minutes and appears to work fine. Time will tell if the additional features improve protection against Ransomware or not – I’m hoping they do as we have a lot of WFBS deployments out there.