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F-Secure Policy Manager (Linux) / F-Secure Client Security update process

CHERRUAUG W/ Alumni Posts: 2 Security Scout



In case of  a new FSCS is installed on a computer, I would like to know what is the precise registration and update process of the client FSCS to a Policy Manager Server?

What is the type of request used for anti-virus updates, for strategy updates


I used Wireshark on the client computer (with new FSCS) to analyze this process. I saw the first request (Client -> Server) with a HTTP POST /8/MRQ


Thanks, in advance.




  • Vad
    Vad W/ Alumni Posts: 1,069 Cybercrime Crusader

    Hello Guillaume,


    As soon as client installation is completed F-Secure Management Agent (FSMA) sends a registration request to PM. After that FSMA periodically communicates with PM to get new policies and provide statistics.

    Automatic Update Agent (AUA) sends a request to PM about all available updates, and then downloads the updates configured for the client.

    This two modules are communicating with PM separatly.

    If you need more detailed protocol information, please contact support.


    Best regards,


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