Bitdefender Client Security is an easy to use business security and management solution, which delivers superior proactive protection from viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, phishing and other malware. It offers the following components: Bitdefender Management Server (with/without add-on), Bitdefender Local Update Server, Bitdefender Business Client and Bitdefender Management Agent;
The installation package contains the following components:
Note: Except for the Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers add-on, all of these components are installed by default. If you want to install Bitdefender Management Server together with the add-on, you must perform a custom installation.
1. Choosing and preparing a computer for Bitdefender Management Server installation
You can install Bitdefender Management Server on a dedicated computer or on one of your organization's servers. If you install Bitdefender Management Server on a serverr running a Windows Server operating system, you will have to protect that computer with a Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers solution, such as Bitdefender Security for File Servers.
Note: You will not be able to install Bitdefender Business Client on such a computer.
We recommend below guidelines in order to choose and prepare a computer for installing Bitdefender Management Server:
a) Make sure the computer meets the minimum system requirements;
Note: For complete system requirements, check "System Requirements" chapter, page 11, from the Bitdefender Client Security Administrator Guide ;
b) It is recommended that the computers on which you install Bitdefender Management Server have a static IP. Depending on whether the IP address changes or not in time, the management server identity must be configured differently when deploying Bitdefender Management Agent;
c) Recommendations for improved performance in large networks (with more than 500 computers):
2. Bitdefender Management Server installation - Default mode
The default installation installs a predefined configuration of Bitdefender Management Server together with Bitdefender Update Server. Choosing this option will install Bitdefender Management Server as a single (stand-alone) server and an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. The Bitdefender Management Server components will be using the default communication ports (as displayed in the last window of the setup wizard);
3. Bitdefender Management Server installation - Custom mode
Custom installation is needed in particular situations or if you want to configure installation options in detail. Choose the custom installation if you want to:
Note: Before launching the setup wizard, Bitdefender will check for newer versions of the installation package. If a newer version is available, you will be prompted to download it. Click Yes to download the newer version or No to continue installing the version then available in the setup file;