Installation Requirements

Applies To: WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, WatchGuard EPP

WatchGuard Endpoint Security software is compatible with Windows, Linux, Android, and macOS. Installation requirements differ for different platforms.

Systems Requirements

These are the system requirements for each supported platform.

Windows

Workstations — Windows XP SP3 and higher, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and higher, and Windows 10

Servers — Windows 2003 SP2 and higher, Windows 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2011 and higher, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server Core 2008 and higher

Versions with an ARM processor — Windows 10 Home and Pro

Free space for installation — 650 MB

Updated root certificates to establish real-time communications with the web UI.

For information about supported Windows versions, see this Knowledge Base article.

macOS

Operating systems — macOS 10.10 Yosemite and higher

Free space for installation — 400 MB

Ports — 3127, 3128, 3129, and 8310 must be accessible for the web anti-malware and URL filtering to work.

For information about supported macOS versions, see this Knowledge Base article.

Linux

64-bit operating systems — Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and higher, Fedora 23 and higher, Debian 8 and higher, RedHat 7 and higher, CentOS 7 and higher, LinuxMint 18 and higher. No window manager required. Use the /usr/local/protection-agent/bin/pa_cmd tool from the command line.

32-bit operating systems — RedHat 6 and CentOS 6

Supported kernel — Up to version 5.5.0 64 (64-bit). On 32-bit systems, versions 2.6.32-71 to 2.6.32-754

Any later version of the kernel is not supported. For information about the last Linux kernel version supported, see this Knowledge Base article.

Free space for installation — 200 MB

Ports — 3127, 3128, 3129, and 8310 must be open for the URL filtering and Web malware detection features to work. On computers with no graphical environment installed, the URL filtering and web detection features are disabled.

To install WatchGuard Endpoint Security on Linux platforms, the target computer must remain connected to the Internet during the installation process. The installer connects to the appropriate repositories based on the system (RPM or DEB), and the packages required to finish the installation successfully download.

Android

Operating systems — Android 4.0 or higher

Free space for installation — 10 MB (based on the device model, it is possible that more free space is required)

For information about supported Android versions, see this Knowledge Base article.

Network Requirements

WatchGuard Endpoint Security requires access to multiple Internet-hosted resources. It requires access to ports 80 and 443.

For a complete list of the URLs that WatchGuard Endpoint Security requires access to, see this Knowledge Base article.