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GateKeeper service causes big slow down/lag

GVB W/ Alumni Posts: 15 Security Scout



Since a few days we experience some strange issues on our fileserver and rds server.


The RDS user profiles are redirected to the fileserver but on another disk.


I upgraded F-Secure Server Security from 11.x to 12.x but the problem remained.


I noticed that when I had most of the f-secure stuff disabled exept for the web deamon and fsgkhs (gatekeeper) the performance monitor still showed that fsecure was doing some stuff in the background.


When I turned off the gatekeeper server everything boosted again.


Are there any reports yet that a possible bad update or something causes this behaviour?


What is the point of this service (firewall?) and do I need to have it running?


  • GVB
    GVB W/ Alumni Posts: 15 Security Scout

    Due to a file lock on one of the vmware files set by our backup software I had to reboot the host where this server is running on.


    Again the same missery.


    I even had to stop all fsecure services before the server became responsive again.

  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master



    > lock on one of the vmware files


    It is not recommended to run a generic AV solution on virtualization due to performance burden. Like most AV vendors do, F-Secure also has a resource-optimized solution for virtualization protection, called Scanning and Reputation Server:



    Please talk to your local partner about it.


    Best regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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