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Upgrading Email Protection Solutions
Upgrading Email Protection Solutions
Deployment and Installation Center | Email Protection Solutions
 
The Forcepoint Email Security v8.5.x upgrade process includes appliance components (V Series appliance, X Series security blade, or virtual appliance), along with Forcepoint Security Manager and Email Log Server Windows components. A virtual appliance upgrade applies only to version 7.8.0 and later, and an X Series security blade upgrade applies only to version 7.8.4 and later.
These instructions cover the upgrade of a Websense Email Security Gateway or TRITON AP-EMAIL solution to Forcepoint Email Security version 8.5 or 8.5.3, installed on-premises or in Microsoft Azure.
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It is possible to upgrade directly to on-premises version 8.5 from TRITON AP-EMAIL version 8.1.x, 8.2.x, and 8.3.x, or from Forcepoint Email Security version 8.4.x.
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It is possible to upgrade directly to on-premises version 8.5.3 from TRITON AP-EMAIL version 8.2.x and 8.3.x, or from Forcepoint Email Security version 8.4.x or 8.5.
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It is possible to upgrade to Forcepoint Email Security in Azure version 8.5 from AP-DATA Email Gateway version 8.3 or from Forcepoint Email Security in Azure version 8.5.
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It is possible to upgrade to Forcepoint Email Security in Azure version 8.5.3 from Forcepoint Email Security in Azure version 8.5, or to migrate to Forcepoint Email Security in Azure version 8.5.3 from on-premises versions 8.2.x, 8.3.x, 8.4.x, and 8.5.x. If you are running AP-DATA Email Gateway version 8.3, it is not possible to upgrade to version 8.5.3; a new appliance must be installed. See Installing Forcepoint Email Security in Microsoft Azure for installation steps.
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Certain versions can be upgraded directly to Forcepoint Email Security version 8.5.x; other versions must be migrated or upgraded to a different version before finally upgrading or migrating to version 8.5.x. The following table details the upgrade/migration paths from previous versions to version 8.5.x.
 
*The version 8.3 virtual appliance was updated and re-released on June 2, 2017. Direct upgrade from a version 8.3 appliance to version 8.5.x is available only if you deployed from the updated OVA file released on June 2, 2017. If you deployed from the original OVA file released on December 19, 2016, you must use the migration process described in Migrate to version 8.5.x.
For systems running a version 7.6.x or 7.7x deployment, and requiring an upgrade to version 8.5.x, it is necessary to upgrade to version 7.7.0 or 7.8.0 first, then upgrade to version 7.8.4, then to version 8.4, and finally to version 8.5.x. See the following:
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For systems running Email Security Gateway on an X10G security blade, it is necessary to upgrade to version 8.0.0 before performing an upgrade to version 8.3. Next, a direct upgrade to version 8.5.x is possible.
Certain older V10000 and V5000 appliances are not supported with version 8.0.0 and later. See V Series appliances supported with version 8.x.
Any version 7.6.x Email Security component that is currently installed on Windows Server 2003 must be migrated to Windows Server 2008 R2 before the upgrade to v7.7.0. Migration to Windows Server 2012 may be performed after an upgrade to v7.8.0.
You should ensure that third-party components are upgraded as well, to work with your new email protection solution version.
For upgrade instructions, see:
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We recommend that you perform a complete system backup in the event your system experiences a power outage or other interruption during the upgrade process. Recovery procedures are also included in case they are needed.
The upgrade process includes Forcepoint appliance components (V Series appliance, virtual appliance, or X Series chassis security blade), along with Forcepoint Security Manager and Email Log Server Windows components. Ensure that your deployment additionally includes Forcepoint DLP for data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities. The upgrade process detects and upgrades this module during the Security Manager upgrade.
 
Warning 
Starting with v8.3.0, a single ISO image (v8.x.x Unified Appliance Installer) is offered to restore an appliance back to the factory settings as well as to upgrade all installed modules in the target appliance to the corresponding version.
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App — Base appliance infrastructure and appliance controller
Forcepoint Web Security:
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Web — Forcepoint Web Security core components
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Proxy — Content Gateway web proxy
Forcepoint Email Security:
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Email — Forcepoint Email Security core components
To upgrade an appliance prior to v8.3.0, the legacy RPM upgrade package is required. Refer to the dedicated upgrade guide for V Series or X Series appliances.
Dual-Mode Appliances
The V Series appliance and the email virtual appliance were re-architected at version 8.3. Dual security mode on the V Series appliance (TRITON AP-EMAIL and TRITON AP-WEB or Web Filter & Security) is no longer supported. It is recommended to migrate the Email module off any dual-mode appliance to a new version 8.5.x appliance, leaving the web security system on the existing appliance. Before beginning the upgrade, see Upgrading V Series Dual-Mode Appliances to Version 8.5 for important upgrade instructions. Email data and messages on an existing virtual appliance must also be migrated to a new version 8.5.x appliance. See Migrate to version 8.5.x.

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