Configuration of ESET security product

To enable ESET Dynamic Threat Defense service on a client machine, a user needs to fulfill requirements and create a policy to set the service up.

In the ESMC Web Console create a new policy or edit an existing one and assign it on machines where you want to use the ESET Dynamic Threat Defense.



If you enable the ESET Dynamic Threat Defense on a machine where the service is not activated by the license, the setting will not apply. Other settings in the policy would apply.

ESET Dynamic Threat Defense Settings

1.Log in to ESMC Web Console and create or edit a policy.

2.In the Settings section select your product and navigate to:



ESET Endpoint for Windows

Detection Engine > Cloud-Based protection

ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (V6+)

Computer > Cloud-Based protection

ESET File Security for Microsoft Server (V6+)

Detection Engine > Cloud-Based protection


3.To enable the ESET Dynamic Threat Defense  you have to switch on all 3 settings in the Cloud-Based protection section.


Section: Cloud-Based protection


Enable ESET LiveGrid® reputation system (recommended)

Using reputation information from ESET LiveGrid®.

Enable ESET LiveGrid® feedback system

Submitting files to ESET cloud.

Enable ESET Dynamic Threat Defense

Submitting files for analysis in ESET Dynamic Threat Defense.

4.You can refine which files are sent automatically to ESET cloud when suspicious.

Section: Submission of samples

Description and recommendation

Submit infected samples

Submitting infected samples for further detection. It is recommended to allow this function.

Executables, Archives, Scripts, Other

Submitting of certain file types. It is recommended to allow submitting of all files types.

Possible Spam emails

Submitting of possible Spam emails. (ESET Endpoint for Windows only)

Delete executables, archives, scripts, other samples and possible spam emails from ESET's servers

Action after the analysis is done.


Submitting of documents.

Delete documents from ESET's servers

Action after the analysis is done.


List of file extensions which excludes files from submitting. Extensions are added in the following format: *.ext? where:

* stands for the file name

ext stands for the file type extension

? stands for one optional character. This is optional.

Maximum size of samples (MB)

Maximum size of a submitted file.

5.Set up detection threshold and actions taken after a file has positive result above the threshold.

Section: ESET Dynamic Threat Defense

Description and recommendation

Detection threshold

Status of the result of the analysis which triggers the Action after detection.

Action after detection

Action which the ESET security product does, if the analyzed file has result equal or above the Detection threshold.

Maximum wait time for the analysis (min)

Maximum wait time for the analysis result before the mail is delivered or the downloaded file is made available.

Proactive protection

Proactive protection setting. You can allow execution of files which analysis is not yet finished.

6.Finish the policy by selecting computers or groups to be assigned by the policy. New settings are applied after next replication between Server and Agents (usually few minutes).