Kiosk Deployment Options

MetaDefender Kiosk is available either as software that can be installed on your own machine or, by working with select kiosk vendors, pre-installed on a standalone or networked scanning station.

Standalone Systems with No Network Connectivity

MetaDefender KioskIn this deployment option, MetaDefender Kiosk has MetaDefender Core installed and has no network connection. Virus definition updates are downloaded from a system connected to the internet and copied to physical media to be transferred to each MetaDefender Kiosk. Alternatively, customers can use a secure file transfer solution to transfer virus definition updates to each MetaDefender Kiosk.





Pros
  • Most secure deployment option
Cons
  • Updating virus definitions requires bringing media (USB drive/DVD/CD) to each kiosk and applying the update on each one unless using a secure file transfer solution

Standalone Deployment with No Network Connectivity

Standalone Systems with MetaDefender Central Management

In this deployment option, MetaDefender Central Management is installed on a dedicated system that has network connections to each MetaDefender Kiosk. The kiosks have MetaDefender Core installed and have network connections to MetaDefender Central Management only. Virus definition updates are downloaded on the system with MetaDefender Central Management installed, and updates are applied to the kiosks via MetaDefender Central Management.

Pros
  • Easier to deploy than standalone systems with no network connectivity
Cons
  • Requires network connectivity between each kiosk and MetaDefender Central Management
  • Definition updates need to be transferred over the network
  • Requires an additional system for MetaDefender Central Management

Standalone with Metascan Management Station

Standalone Systems with Network Connectivity

In this option, each kiosk has both MetaDefender Kiosk and MetaDefender Core installed and has internet connectivity.

Pros
  • Virus definitions are automatically kept up to date
  • Scanning kiosks do not have to have a connection to central server that is accessible from all kiosks
Cons
  • Multiple MetaDefender Core servers have to be updated during upgrades
  • Kiosks require a connection to the internet

Standalone with network Connectivity

Standalone Systems in conjunction with a data diode and MetaDefender Vault

MetaDefender Kiosk can be used in conjunction with a data diode and MetaDefender Vault to safely move files into a secure network without requiring portable media to be brought into the secure area. In this deployment, MetaDefender Kiosk is configured to send clean files through a data diode to a MetaDefender Vault server within the secure network. The end user can then leave the potentially untrusted media outside the secure network and retrieve their files directly from MetaDefender Vault.

Pros
  • Untrusted media is never introduced to the secure network
  • All files are logged and tracked for auditing purposes
  • Access to files is controlled, so only the right people are able to access sensitive information
Cons
  • Requires a data diode and MetaDefender Vault server

Distributed Systems (MetaDefender Core Server Offline)

In a distributed system, MetaDefender Kiosk has only MetaDefender Client installed. MetaDefender Core is installed on a dedicated system. In this deployment option, MetaDefender Core does not have access to the internet, and MetaDefender Kiosk has network connections to MetaDefender Core only. Virus definition updates are downloaded on a system with connection to the internet and manually transferred and applied to MetaDefender Core. Customers can alternatively transfer virus definition updates to MetaDefender Core using a secure file transfer solution.

Pros
  • Only requires deploying virus definition updates to a single MetaDefender Core server
  • MetaDefender Core can be higher powered to allow for higher scan throughput
Cons
  • Requires network connectivity between each kiosk and MetaDefender Core
  • All files being scanned will be transferred over the network

 

Distributed Systems (MetaDefender Core Server Online)

In a distributed system, MetaDefender Kiosk has only MetaDefender Client installed. MetaDefender Core is installed on a dedicated system. In this deployment option, MetaDefender Core has access to the internet, and MetaDefender Kiosk has network connections to MetaDefender Core only. Because of internet connectivity, virus definitions automatically update on MetaDefender Core.

Pros
  • Virus definition updates are applied automatically to MetaDefender Core
  • MetaDefender Core can be higher powered to allow for higher scan throughput
Cons
  • Requires network connectivity between each kiosk and MetaDefender Core
  • All files being scanned will be transferred over the network
  • Requires internet connection for MetaDefender Core