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How to install Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac through Jamf Pro 10.x

Jamf Pro is a Mac and iOS management software developed exclusively for the Apple platform. It offers a breadth of functionality in package building, inventory, image management, remote imaging, remote updates, iOS mobile device management and a powerful framework for automated support.

You can use Jamf Pro to remotely deploy Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac on your endpoints.

Before you begin

Starting with macOS High Sierra (10.13), after installing Endpoint Security for Mac manually or remotely, the user is prompted to approve the Bitdefender kernel extensions on Mac. Until the user approves the Bitdefender kernel extensions, some Endpoint Security for Mac features will not work. For details, refer to this article.

You can pre-approve the Bitdefender kernel extensions and thus eliminate user intervention by whitelisting the Bitdefender extensions using a Mobile Device Management tool such as Jamf Pro. For details, refer to this article.

Installing Endpoint Security for Mac through Jamf Pro 10.x

note Note:
  • These steps follow the Jamf Pro version 10.5 interface. The Jamf Pro interface may differ in later versions.
  • Screenshots from this article are indicative and they may be different from your actual experience, based on Jamf Pro version and settings.
  1. Download the Endpoint Security for Mac package from the GravityZone console.
  2. Double-click the Bitdefender_for_MAC.dmg to view the content.

    Bitdefender_for_MAC.dmg

  3. Drag both antivirus_for_mac.pkg and installer.xml to a folder (for example: /Users/Shared)
  4. Drag the folder containing the files into Jamf Composer and create an installation file from that folder (for example, a .dmg or a .pkg file).
  5. Log in to Jamf Pro.
  6. In the top-right corner of the console, click Settings. Make sure that the computers have the "User Approved MDM" status.
  7. Click Computer Management, then Packages. In the General tab, you can edit the Display name and Filename.

    bitdefender package (either .pkg or .dmg)

  8. Upload the installation file into Jamf Pro.
  9. In the left-side menu, go to Policies and create a policy for the installation file.

    create policy

  10. Select the installation file in Policies > Packages and set Action to Install.

    policy install

  11. Click Scripts and configure the Files and Processes payload.
  12. Type in the Script tab the following command:
    installer -pkg /Users/Shared/antivirus_for_mac.pkg -target /

    jamf.script

  13. Scope the policy to computers and click Save.

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