What's the difference between a Managed and Guest device?

Metadefender Endpoint Management provides two classifications of devices to improve organization. 

Managed Devices

Windows or Mac devices with a persistent version of Metadefender Endpoint installed. They typically have more features available than other agent types, including automatic remediation for some compliance issues. They are typically (but don't have to be) company-owned assets.

Guest Devices

Any device type for any Metadefender Endpoint Management supported operating system can be a guest device. There are persistent and on-demand Metadefender Endpoints available. Often there are fewer compliance related features on guest devices than on managed devices, and there are little to no automatic remediation capabilities. They are typically (but don't have to be) employee-owned assets.

The determination if a device will be managed or guest is according to the installer or executable that is used.

Typically when support for a new operating system is added to Metadefender Endpoint Management it will be available only for Guest devices for a period of time.


This article pertains to all versions of Metadefender Endpoint
This article was last updated on 2015-09-15

(This article was changed to reflect the new name of Metadefender Endpoint on 2016-02-24)

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