4.3.2. Products

Every non-empty group has at least one subgroup called product. A product is created automatically when its first instance added to a group (see 4.3.3. Instances).


Managing MetaDefender (Core / ICAP Server / Email Security / Kiosk) products


The following functions are available for products:

  1. UPDATE NOW: On the product page, you can force to update packages (for Core only), configuration and fetch information about scanned objects by clicking the UPDATE NOW button.

  2. COMMIT CONFIG CHANGES: If the configuration has changed and you want it to be updated in the next automatic update period, use the COMMIT CONFIG CHANGES button. It activates the configuration but doesn't update it right away.

    Deploy new configuration immediately

    To update the new configuration immediately, click on UPDATE NOW button after clicking the COMMIT CONFIG CHANGES.

On the Core product page the OBJECTS PROCESSED chart shows the aggregated number of processed object by all Core servers of this group.


Managing MetaDefender Clients

Client initiates connection

Connection between MetaDefender Client and Central Management can only be initiated from the Client side.

To enable Clients to connect to a group in the Central Management, Client product should be added to the group first. On the Group management page, press Add client product button. In the list of products, Client appears. From then on, Clients can be connect to this group of the Central Management.
Default for clients button also appears in place of Add client product button which is for setting the group as default for incoming client that has no designated group given in the registration request.

Deleting a product from a group

  1. Under Groups menu choose the group where the product resides that is wanted to be deleted.

  2. Choose the product you want to remove (the product is not highlighted in the list).

  3. Click on DELETE PRODUCT.

Product deletion

Product deletion is only allowed if all of its instances has been removed already. See 4.3.3. Instances.


For details on workflows, zones, and rules, see the User Guide of the appropriate product.