1. Licensing

Feature plans

MetaDefender Email Gateway Security is available in the following feature plans:

Feature plans

Benefits

CDR

Basic

Standard

Advanced

Zero-Day Malware Prevention

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Proactive Anti-Phishing

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Advanced Threat Prevention

1 engine

4 engines

8 engines

20 engines

Disarm Password-Protected Attachments

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Prevent Sensitive Data Loss

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Editions

Email Gateway Security is available in two editions: bundle and standalone.

No difference in licensing

From a licensing perspective there is no difference between the editions.

Bundle

The bundle edition of Email Gateway Security includes everything in a single bundle that is required for Email Gateway Security to be able to do all its processing tasks. The main components included:

  • MetaDefender Email Gateway Security

  • Advanced Threat Prevention module

  • Zero-Day Malware Prevention module

  • Data Loss Prevention module

This document refers to bundle

This user guide is about the bundle edition of Email Gateway Security unless it is noted otherwise.

The bundle edition is recommended for the following use-cases:

  • Evaluation and PoC (for details see 2. Evaluation),

  • Simple, new production deployments.

License activation

Activating the license key in Email Gateway Security will activate all bundled components, no other steps are required.

Standalone

The standalone edition of Email Gateway Security contains the MetaDefender Email Gateway Security component only. The Advanced Threat Prevention, Zero-Day Malware Prevention and Data Loss Prevention modules can be available on a separate MetaDefender Core instance.

The standalone edition is recommended for the following use-cases:

  • Migration from v4 (for details see 3.2. Migration),

  • Complex production deployments.

License activation

The license key must be activated in Email Gateway Security.

The same license key must be activated on a separate MetaDefender Core instance to make the Advanced Threat Prevention, Zero-Day Malware Prevention and Data Loss Prevention modules available.

License activation

The license must be activated so that Email Gateway Security can be used to process emails.

To activate the product:

  1. Go to the License page and click ACTIVATE images/download/attachments/4658257/image-20200311-134120.png

  2. Select your activation method images/download/attachments/4658257/image-20200311-134108.png

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete activation. For online activation provide your activation key and an optional description of the deployment. images/download/attachments/4658257/image-20200311-134306.png

User counting

The product can be licensed by the number of users, and licensed users are counted by MetaDefender Email Gateway Security.

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User limit exceeded

When the license limit is exceeded then the emails of the exceeding users will be bypassed (for details see 5.4. Bypassing).

Emails of licensed users will be processed normally.

Licensed users

Licensed users may be added manually or discovered by machine learning techniques.

To add a user manually:

  1. Go to the License page and click + images/download/attachments/4658257/image-20200313-073621.png

  2. Provide the display name and user name of the user to add images/download/attachments/4658257/image-20200313-073631.png

User name

The user name is the local part of the user’s email address.