User Guide

About this guide

This guide is intended to provide the information you need to:

  • Learn about new and updated features, and bug fixes on each Central Management release (i.e. each product version's release notes);

  • Learn about frequently asked questions and additional concepts through our library of knowledge base articles.

While we offer the option to download this guide as a PDF file, the contents are optimized for online browser viewing. OPSWAT updates the online version of the guide regularly on an "as needed" basis. By viewing the document online, you are assured that you are always seeing the most recent and most comprehensive version of the guide.

About Central Management


Central Mangement is the control room for the following OPSWAT products:

  • MetaDefender Core v4 versions from v4.7.0,

  • MetaDefender Email Security v4 versions from v4.1.3,

  • MetaDefender ICAP Server v4 versions from v4.2.1,

  • MetaDefender Kiosk v4 versions from v4.2.0,

  • MetaDefender Client versions from v4.1.0,

  • MetaDefender Core v3 and MetaDefender Core v4 versions before v4.7.0 with limited fucntionality.

The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to the flexible configuration options available in Central Management.


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