About Ivanti Antivirus (Kaspersky engine) running on a Server Operating System

Version 5

    Verified Product Versions

    Endpoint Manager 9.6Endpoint Manager 2016.xEndpoint Manager 2017.x

    This article refers to Ivanti Antivirus using the Kaspersky engine.  This article is not valid for Ivanti Antivirus 2017 (Bitdefender Engine)


    Antivirus Functions included in server installs

    • File Anti-Virus
    • Firewall
    • Network Attack Blocker


    The following components are not included on server installs:

    • Mail Anti-Virus
    • Web Anti-Virus
    • IM Anti-Virus
    • System Watcher


    Mail, Web, IM, and System Watcher will appear disabled in the local UI on clients.


    Antivirus Exclusions

    Ivanti Antivirus should be carefully tested before applying to your production servers.


    Ivanti Antivirus is intended to protect the server and its file system.  It is not designed to scan server applications like Microsoft Exchange.  Application servers typically need exclusions added to prevent Ivanti Antivirus from negatively affecting server performance.


    If your server's application is not listed there, it is recommended to get a list of exclusions from the application's Vendor.


    Ivanti also has its own list of exclusions if applying Ivanti Antivirus to a core server: About Antivirus exclusions (exceptions) for the Ivanti EPM Core Server