How GFI MAX Managed Antivirus works

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GFI MAX Managed Antivirus uses VIPRE technology to provide a Managed Antivirus solution that can be deployed, configured, monitored and reported on, all from the GFI MAX RemoteManagement Dashboard. 

Managed Antivirus Protection Policies

You can monitor servers and workstations and automatically fix threats from your dashboard thus reducing your workload.  With automated own branded reports you can demonstrate your service easily!

Start monitoring and managing your clients in just 10 minutes. Watch the Managed Antivirus Overview Video and see just how easy it is to get going with GFI MAX Managed Antivirus.

The GFI MAX Dashboard allows you to do several things:

  • Enable Managed Antivirus on individual servers and workstations or on all servers and workstations at a client or site
  • Configure every aspect of the Managed Antivirus agent including scan schedules, remediation action (i.e. what to do if a threat is discovered) and file and folder exclusions
  • Save this as a protection policy for use on similar types of device at other clients and sites
  • Receive alerts if a threat is quarantined and choose to delete or release from quarantine
  • Start, pause, resume and cancel scans – all from the Dashboard!
  • View reports that demonstrate the service you’re providing

Designate a site concentrator

If required, you can designate a Site Concentrator and it will download and cache both the initial Antivirus pattern definition as well as the incremental difference updates for use by other Agents at the site. These other Agents, then download them from the Site Concentrator, ensuring that each file is downloaded only once, reducing external network traffic.

Enable Managed Antivirus and select policies

Once enabled you must select which Protection Policy is to be applied to the different server or workstation at that client or site.

Fine tune protection policies

Managed Antivirus Protection Policies

The Protection Policy configures every aspect of the Managed Antivirus agent including scan schedules, remediation action (i.e. what to do if a threat is discovered) and file and folder exclusions. Default policiesare supplied for Laptops, Desktops, different versions of Small Business Server, Exchange Servers, SQL Servers and generic servers, all of which follow Microsoft’s own recommendations for file and folder exclusions.

Manage quarantine

When traces of a threat are discovered during a Quick scan, Deep scan or Active Protection event, the remediation action specified for that category and sub-category of threat is taken automatically.


GFI MAX Managed Antivirus pricing ensures you get MAXimum value for your money with a competitive price per device per month. You can make a margin by selling it on for a monthly cost that you decide and use Managed Antivirus to increase sticky recurring monthly revenue.

Run scans and view results

Run Antivirus Scans

Quick and Deep scans will run automatically according to schedule specified in the Protection Policy for that device. However, they can also be started, paused, resumed and cancelled from the Dashboard.

Free support

GFI MAX provides its customers with free technical support. Feedback from our customers via our technical support team forms a key part of our business and product development.