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Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM overview

Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM Overview


Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM is the reactive protection side of our product suite. It is the next gen antivirus solution that reacts to infected files found on the system. It complements the Heimdal™ Threat Prevention - Endpoint product module to offer all around protection. It offers a centralized management interface across all the devices for easy corporate client management. It is flexible, easy to use and it offers a wide variety of scanning profiles to fit your corporate needs.  These are the two modules included in it:

- Next-Gen Antivirus Management

- Firewall Management


The two modules can be enabled in the Settings section as you will see below: 



The Antivirus can be found in your computer agent, where you can easily run a quick scan directly from the application:


You are able to go and choose for multiple types of scans to execute on the computer (only if the admin wants to):



Also, you can see if you have scans on the computer that happen automatically:




Next-Gen Antivirus Management

As a standalone AV product Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM features a complex threat scan module that is capable of detecting viruses, trojans, riskware, heuristic threats, adware, backdoor, constructors, dialers, exploits, trash, APCs. Besides the scan module that is available on each Thor installation, the AV as a concept also features:

  • reporting and control dashboard (see chapter 7.1.4)
  • protection cloud (see chapter 7.1.4)
  • local quarantine location
  • VDFs (Virus Definition Files)


You can find Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM in the left side of the Dashboard, where, entering the module , you will see the below options:

  • Latest Infections View
  • Infections Type View
  • Hostname/ Infections View
  • Quarantine View
  • Exclude View
  • Scan History
  • Firewall Rules
  • Firewall Alerts



Linked Articles:

  • Click here for more details about Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM module
  • Click here to find out Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM available scans
  • Click here for more details about the files you can add in your Antivirus Exclusion List


Firewall Management

This is the module that allows you to control the Windows Firewall from the Heimdal Management Portal. Also, it brings an extra layer of protection for your computer.

You can easily enable this module by entering your Settings section as you will see below:







Filter devices on Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM grid views.

Selecting one device from the device list would filter the entire grid (no need for accessing other values).


INFECTIONS TYPE VIEW - Windows/ MacOs/Android



EXCLUDE VIEW - Windows/ MacOs/Android

SCAN HISTORY - Windows/ MacOs

2 Firewall tabs   - Only Windows - do not put filter




Linked Articles:

  • Click here for more details about the Firewall Management module
  • Click here for more details about the exceptions needed behind a Firewall
  • Click here for more details about blocking TOR nodes with Heimdal Firewall
  • Click here for more details about the used PORTS in Heimdal



Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM on Windows Servers  

Windows Server (regardless of version) does not have the WSC (Windows Security Center) service, where AV providers can register. That means, we cannot register ourselves as an AV, or can we detect if another AV is installed.   

That means, the AV (Defender in this case) is not register. In conclusion, we can't detect it.Windows Defender cannot be removed by Heimdal on Windows Server. They have to be treated manually.


Linked Articles:

  • Click here for more details about Interference between Windows OS and Heimdal™ Privileged Access Management
  • Click here for more details about Latest Version 2.5.294 RC and 2.5.295 PROD
  • Click here for more details about the Antivirus Removal
  • Click here for more details about the function of Thor with an Antivirus Software


Here is a short presentation of Heimdal™ Next-Gen Antivirus & MDM product overview:

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