Enable Managed Antivirus

Managed Antivirus deployment can be tailored to match the company's precise protection requirements. It may be deployed across the entire customer base on every Windows server or Windows and Mac workstation, at selected Clients or Sites down to individual computers.

By default Clients inherit policies from the parent Device Type (servers or workstations). Sites inherit policies from their parent Client. All (supported) devices inherit policies from their parent Site, unless individually configured.

Managed Antivirus has its own default non-billable Checks designed to monitor the state of the product that are automatically added to the device as part of the deployment process and associated with Managed Antivirus*.

Multiple Devices, Clients and Sites

  1. Go to Settings > Managed Antivirus > Settings
  2. Select the Device Type (Server or Workstation), Client or Site.
  3. Enabling Bitdefender for Workstations deploys Managed Antivirus on supported Windows and Mac computers

  4. Select On or Use Parent (On) from the Settings drop-down
  5. We use colored dots in the Settings dialog to make it easier to see if the feature is enabled or disabled at the entity level, and whether devices under an entity have the same settings.

    • Green - Feature or functionality enabled for all devices under that entity. This includes device level settings
    • Grey - Feature or functionality disabled on at least one device under that entity. This includes device level settings
    • Orange – One of the child entities has a different configuration to the parent. Where a Client only has one Site, its status indicator reflects that of the Site

    For further information on each of these states, please refer to Feature and Functionality Settings Icons.

  6. Select the Protection Policy from the drop-down in the Server Policies or Workstation Polices section
  7. The Protection Policy drop-down only displays the policies available for the selected device type and Engine. For example workstations are split into, Desktop or Laptop.

  8. OK to apply or Reset to start over

Individual Devices

  1. Right-click the device in the North-pane (or from the Server or Workstation drop-down)
  2. Choose Edit <device type>
  3. Go to Managed Antivirus
  4. Select the preferred Managed Antivirus option from the Settings drop-down: On, Off or Use Policy Settings (On)
  5. Select the Protection Policy from the drop-down
  6. OK to apply or Reset to start over

Mac Managed Antivirus (Bitdefender)

To ensure full protection the user must authorize Bitdefender's access to the computer.

Review End user actions: macOS High Sierra (10.13) and later for further information.

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