How do I deploy or distribute Metadefender Endpoint to my devices?

Metadefender Endpoint can be deployed in many different ways. Here are the most common options.

To install Metadefender Endpoint directly on a device:

  1. Go to your Dashboard in the Metadefender Endpoint Management console
  2. Click the '+Devices' button at the top of the screen
  3. Click on either the 'Download managed Metadefender Endpoints for distributions' or 'Download or send link for guest Metadefender Endpoints'
  4. Download either the installer or portable client

Email the link to someone:

  1. Go to your Dashboard in the Metadefender Endpoint Management console
  2. Click the '+Devices' button at the top of the screen
  3. Click on 'Download or send link for guest Metadefender Endpoints'
  4. Click on Email the download link 

Send the link over chat:

  1. Go to your Dashboard in the Metadefender Endpoint Management console
  2. Click the '+Devices' button at the top of the screen
  3. Click on 'Download or send link for guest Metadefender Endpoints'
  4. Copy the text in the lower half of the window

As part of BYOD / Guest on-boarding:

  1. Ideally start with an integrated secure access solution
  2. Using any of above methods, copy the unique URL that is generated
  3. On your on-boarding registration form, splash page, or captive portal, provide a copy of this link
  4. If you have DNS restrictions in-place, create a URL exception for https://gears.opswat.com/* 

Push with Active Directory

  1. Go to your Dashboard in the Metadefender Endpoint Management console
  2. Click the '+Devices' button at the top of the screen
  3. Click on either the 'Download managed Metadefender Endpoints for distributions' or 'Download or send link for guest Metadefender Endpoints'
  4. Download the appropriate client (typically the MSI file)
  5. Identify or create an accessible network share location
  6. Copy the MSI file to that location (do not change the file name)
  7. Using Group Policy Manager, create a GPO with appropriate scope, and link it to an OU
  8. Create software installation for Computer Configuration and/or User Configuration. Provide the full UNC path to the .MSI file
  9. Enable and deploy the policy
    More information on how to use Active Directory to distribute Metadefender Endpoint: Can I use Active Directory to distribute, enforce or audit Metadefender Endpoint usage?

Other common techniques:

  1. Add Metadefender Endpoint directly to your golden image for new systems
  2. Distribute Metadefender Endpoint with your software deployment or distribution tool
    More information on how to create a golden image containing Metadefender Endpoint: Can Metadefender Endpoint be distributed using a golden image, cloned VMs or AMIs?

If you have reached the limit of devices that can be monitored by your account (25 devices for free accounts), please contact sales to purchase additional devices.


This article applies to Metadefender Endpoint Management product.
This article was last updated on 2016-11-21.
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