2.2 Installing MetaDefender Email Gateway Security

Installation overview

The following steps are needed to be executed to install MetaDefender Email Gateway Security

  1. Download the package of your choice from the OPSWAT portal

  2. Install the package on your computer

  3. Open a web browser and point to:

    http://<server name or IP>:8058

    (<server name or IP> is the DNS name or IP address of your test server)

  4. Follow the steps in 1.1.1 Basic configuration wizard

Installation

Two options are available to install MetaDefender Email Gateway Security:

GUI installation

As usual with Windows installers, you may click through the installer steps to install the product.

Following are the detailed installation steps for MetaDefender Email Gateway Security:

 

Step

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Details

1

Welcome message

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2

Accept the license agreement

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3

Select setup type

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The difference between Simple and Custom is that Custom allows you to select the installation folder.

For both you may specify later the REST address and REST port (148573850).

4

Select installation folder

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5

Set server properties

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This is the merge point for Simple and Custom setup types (148573850).

Specify the REST address and REST port:

  • REST address: the IP address on which the server is listening. If set to 0.0.0.0 then the server will listening on all available interfaces.

  • REST port: the TCP port on which the server is listening on the configured interface(s).

Exchange plugin installation:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server (2013/2016) mode (enabled only when Exchange is installed on the machine):

    • Enable this to install MetaDefender Email Gateway Security's Exchange plugin (see 3.10 Onsite Microsoft Exchange deployment).

    • This option is only available if Microsoft Exchange Server is present in the system.

6

Commit installation

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7

Installation in progress

 

Installing and starting the services may take longer (couples of seconds).

8

Finish installation

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After finishing the installation MetaDefender Email Gateway Security is up and running.

You may access the Web Management Console for further configuration with pointing your browser to http://localhost:8058 or click MetaDefender Email Gateway Security shortcut on your desktop:

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