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System requirements for this version
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Forcepoint management server requirements
The Forcepoint management server hosts the Forcepoint Security Manager (Security Manager), which includes:
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Additional components may also reside on the management server. For a list of operating systems that are supported, see the Certified Product Matrix on the Forcepoint website.
Hardware requirements
The recommended hardware requirements for a Forcepoint management server vary depending on whether Microsoft SQL Server Express (used only for evaluations or very small deployments) is installed on the machine.
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With remote (standard or enterprise) reporting database
 
With local (express) reporting database
 
Forcepoint Security Manager browser support
The Security Manager is a web-based tool that runs on a variety of popular browsers. For a list of browsers and versions that are supported, see the Certified Product Matrix on the Forcepoint website.
Although it is possible to launch the Security Manager using non-supported browsers, you may not receive full functionality and proper display of the application.
Virtualization systems
 
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All Security Manager components, as well as secondary Forcepoint DLP servers, are supported on the following virtualization systems. Other components (used for enforcement, analysis, or reporting) may have additional requirements that are not supported by these virtualization environments.
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Before installing Forcepoint software on a VM via ESXi, ensure that the VMware tools are up to date and that all hardware is compatible with VMware ESXi. Additionally, make sure that the resource specifications defined earlier in this document for non-virtualized systems are met.
Directory services for administrator authentication
If you allow users to log on to the Security Manager using their network accounts, the following directory services can be used to authenticate administrator logons:
 
Supported Forcepoint appliance models and modes
For complete information on supported appliance models and modes, see:
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Reporting database requirements
For all Forcepoint security solutions, Microsoft SQL Server is used to host the reporting database.
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Use only the version of SQL Server Express included in the Forcepoint Security Installer.
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SQL Server clustering may be used with all supported standard and enterprise versions of Microsoft SQL Server for failover or high availability.
The supported database engines are listed in the Certified Product Matrix.
Requirements for web protection solutions
Software components
Do not install web protection components on a domain controller machine.
The following components are Windows-only. See the Certified Product Matrix for a list of supported Windows versions.
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Content Gateway is a Linux-only component. See the Certified Product Matrix for a list of supported operating systems. See Content Gateway for additional information.
All other web protection components can run on any of the supporting operating systems listed on the Certified Product Matrix.
Web components not available on Forcepoint appliances
The following web protection components do not run on appliances. If used, they must be installed off-appliance.
 
Content Gateway
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Must not be part of a software RAID
To support transparent proxy deployments
 
Software
Content Gateway is supported on the operating systems lsted on the Certified Product Matrix, as well as Forcepoint V Series, X Series, and Virtual Appliances.
Forcepoint provides "best effort" support for newer versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Under "best effort" support, Technical Support makes a best effort to troubleshoot cases in standard fashion unless the issue is deemed a Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific issue, at which point you must contact Red Hat directly for assistance.
Only kernels shipped with the supported Linux versions are supported by Content Gateway. Visit www.redhat.com for kernel information. To display the kernel version installed on your system, enter the command:
/bin/uname -r
Required libraries in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
During Content Gateway installation, the installer will list missing packages and then exit the installer.
To install the missing packages, the operating system must have a repository of available libraries. The Media repository on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux install DVD is an acceptable source of packages.
After the repository is set up, all of the required dependencies can be automatically resolved by running:
yum install wcg_deps-1-0.noarch.rpm
The above RPM is included in the Content Gateway install tree, at the same level as wcg_install.sh.
Integration with Forcepoint DLP
Any version can be used via the ICAP interface. However, use of the integrated, on-box components is strongly recommended. See Content Gateway Manager Help for configuration instructions.
Web browsers
Content Gateway is configured and maintained with a web-based user interface called the Content Gateway manager. See the Certified Product Matrix for a list of browser the Content Gateway manager supports.
 
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Client OS
The logon application (LogonApp.exe) is supported on the following operating systems:
Integrations
Forcepoint URL Filtering may be integrated with the following third-party products.
In addition, products that can be configured to use ICAP can be integrated via the ICAP Service.
Directory services for user identification
Web protection solutions can use the following directory services listed in the Certified Product Matrix for user identification and authentication:
RADIUS
Most standard RADIUS servers are supported. The following have been tested:
 
Requirements for email protection solutions
The Forcepoint Email Security on-premises solution is exclusively appliance-based (V Series, X Series, and Virtual Appliance), except for the following components:
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Email Security module of the Forcepoint Security Manager, which runs on the Forcepoint management server (see Forcepoint management server requirements).
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Log Server, which runs on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2014, or 2016 machine.
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See the Forcepoint Appliances Getting Started Guide for appliance specifications.
Forcepoint Email Security version 8.5.x can be installed in a Microsoft Azure cloud environment. See Installing Forcepoint Email Security in Microsoft Azure for more information.
Forcepoint DLP requirements
Operating system
Forcepoint DLP server hardware requirements
 
Forcepoint DLP server software requirements
The following requirements apply to all Forcepoint DLP servers:
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Protector hardware requirements
 
Mobile agent hardware requirements
 
Analytics engine hardware requirements
The server running the analytics engine must meet the following hardware requirements:
Small to medium business
 
Medium to large business
Forcepoint endpoint solutions requirements
For information on hardware and operating system requirements for Forcepoint Web Security Endpoint and Forcepoint DLP Endpoint, see the endpoint solutions Installation and Deployment Guide and Certified Product Matrix.

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