User Guide

About This Guide

Welcome to the OPSWAT Central Management v7.x guide. This guide is intended to provide the information you need to:

  • Install, configure, and manage OPSWAT Central Management v7.x.

  • Learn about new features, updated features, and bug fixes on each OPSWAT Central Management releases

  • Learn about frequently asked questions and our library of knowledge base articles

While we offer the option to download this guide to a PDF file, it is 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 latest version of the guide.

About Central Management


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

  • MetaDefender Core v4 versions from v4.14.3,

  • MetaDefender Email Security v4 versions from v4.7.2,

  • MetaDefender ICAP Server v4 versions from v4.7.1,

  • MetaDefender Kiosk v4 versions from v4.3.0,

  • MetaDefender Vault versions from 1.3.3

  • MetaDefender for Secure Storage version from 2.0.3

  • For compatible versions of OPSWAT Client, please take a look at this page.

Key features:

  • Centralizing configuration and monitoring all OPSWAT products: MetaDefender Core, Kiosk, Vault, Drive, Secure Storage, ICAP Server, Email Security and Secure Storage.

  • Managing multiple MetaDefender instances

  • Centralizing engine updates ( more than 40 engines)

  • Supporting multiple OS platform

  • Managing device compliance and security policies:

    • Disk Encryption Detection

    • Anti-malware Compliance

    • Advanced Threat Detection

    • Patch Management Detection

    • User authentication and Screen Lock