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BEST for Windows Legacy version Release Notes

Release date:

Fast Ring: 2018.05.24

Slow Ring: 2018.05.24

important Important:
  • This version is for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Small Business Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP Tablet, Windows POSReady / Standard 2009, Windows Home Server.

New Features and Improvements

  • Starting with this release, Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools is available in two flavors based on the operating system:
    • BEST 6.6.x, starting with Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, supporting all the existing GravityZone features and technologies. This version no longer installs on legacy operating systems.
    • BEST 6.4.x for Windows Legacy, designed for Windows XP and Windows Vista families including corresponding embedded and server versions, with limited features and support. This version does not install on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

    After update, existing BEST installations will get the version corresponding to their operating system.

    For details about BEST for current Windows operating systems, refer to the specific release notes.

  • BEST for Windows Legacy supports:
    • Antimalware
    • Advanced Threat Control
    • Exchange Protection (only on Windows Server 2008).

    The Power User and Relay roles are not available with BEST for Windows Legacy.

  • Installation and maintenance of BEST for Windows Legacy:
    • The installation kits are available for download from the GravityZone console.
    • Remote deployment from the GravityZone console is not available.
    • The installation downloader cannot use a Relay as deployer.
    • When performing a reconfigure task in the GravityZone console, all the unsupported modules will be removed.
    • The local Repair option is no longer available for Windows legacy operating systems.
    • Staging is no longer available for BEST for Windows Legacy. The legacy endpoints currently on staging location must be moved to the production location.
  • The About window of the product now includes a link to Bitdefender privacy policy.
note Note:

During this update, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

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