What features of MetaDefender Core version 3 are available in version 4 ?

MetaDefender Core v4 is a completely redesigned and re-architectured product, built with the latest generation tools to provide more flexibility, security and scalability for our customers.

OPSWAT continuously introduces new features and functionality on MetaDefender v4 that are not available on MetaDefender v3. OPSWAT is also working aggressively to add most of the MetaDefender v3 features and functions into v4 - i.e. for v4 to have feature parity with v3. The table below provides a quick overview of the feature parity status.

If there are any key features missing from v4 that you use in your v3 deployment, please contact OPSWAT Support and let us know.

 

Included in MetaDefender Core v3?

Included in MetaDefender Core v4?

Engines and updates

 

 

4, 8,12,16 and 20 engine packages

YES

YES

Custom engines

YES

YES

Support for HTTP proxy authentication

YES

NOT YET

Engine auto update (Other than signature)

NO

YES

RAM drive for scanning

YES

YES
See this how-to

 

 

 

Workflow functionality

YES

YES

 

 

 

File type detection

 

 

File type grouping

YES

YES

Detection overwrite

YES

NOT PLANNED

Report any misdetection to OPSWAT support

 

 

 

Data sanitization

YES

YES

Sanitize clean and blocked files (Windows)

YES

YES

Sanitize clean and blocked files (Linux)

N/A

BETA

 

 

 

API

 

 

REST v1

END-OF-LIFE

NOT PLANNED

REST v2

YES

YES

COM

YES

NOT PLANNED

Sample code for existing APIs

 

 

Java

YES

YES
https://github.com/OPSWAT/MetaDefender-Core-Client

C#

YES

YES
https://github.com/OPSWAT/metadefender-core-client-csharp

Upload files using chunked encoding

YES

NOT YET

 

 

 

Support for other MetaDefender products

 

 

Secure File Transfer

YES

YES

Email Security

YES

YES

ICAP Server

YES

YES

Kiosk

YES

YES

New generation MetaDefender Client

YES as of v3.12.2

YES

Note: Customers with an active license for MetaDefender Core v3 can upgrade to v4 for free. Contact OPSWAT Support to get a replacement MetaDefender Core v4 license as well as guidance on your upgrade / migration plan.

Although there is no date yet announced for end-of-life / end-of-support for v3, customers are encouraged to move to v4 as soon as possible to get all the benefits of our flagship product version.


This article applies to MetaDefender Core v3 and v4

This article was last updated on 2018-03-26
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