2. Onboarding

Once you’ve completed the installation you are ready to configure MetaDefender for Secure Storage. To begin, please navigate using your preffered browser to the MetaDefender for Secure Storage web interface which is located by default at http://<server>:80. You will see the following screen:


Since you don’t have an account, go ahead and click to Sign up.

Create your account by filling the necessary information.


When you are ready, click Register. And then login using your newly created account. You are now ready to begin the initial configuration wizard.

The first step is to apply a license:


Choose between the following options:

  • Online activation: your license will be online validated against OPSWAT’s activation server.

  • Offline activation: you will upload a file that you previously generated from the OPSWAT Portal

  • Trial: if you don’t have a license, please contact OPSWAT in order to receive one.

Once your instance of MetaDefender for Secure Storage is activated you can proceed to the next step.

In this step, you can choose to import an existing configuration so that all your saved settings are restored.

If you don’t have an existing configuration, click Skip.


In the next step, you’ll be integrating MetaDefender for Secure Storage with MetaDefender Core.


MetaDefender Core is an advanced malware protection and detection system that offers high-speed multiscanning, deep content disarm and reconstruction (Deep CDR), and file-based vulnerability assessment technologies, preventing zero-day attacks and unknown threats as well as providing close to 100% known threat detection, without affecting performance.
Click here to learn more about MetaDefender Core.

After MetaDefender Core integration is done, you can click Continue in order to configure a storage integration.


This is the final step. Choose a storage that you wish to secure and then follow the instructions on the screen to create an integration between your storage and MetaDefender for Secure Storage.

Click here for a step by step tutorial