How to choose the correct installation option for my company?

Document created by drossler Employee on May 11, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Jun 8, 2017
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All Malwarebytes Endpoint Security products can be deployed and controlled either in Standalone (Unmanaged) mode or Managed mode. The overriding question is which mode (or combination thereof) is best for your company. Here are some scenarios and suggestions:


Who Should Use a Standalone Solution?
  • Small Office or Home Office environment with 2-10 computers. May have a file server, but may not be centrally managed in a domain.
    • Small offices operating standalone computers in a very small network (or no network).
  • Centralized network with existing comprehensive third-party network management solution and does not wish to introduce a second endpoint management system.
    • Large enterprises operating under control of scalable network management solution
  • Remote users without a central network
    • Retail businesses/franchises

Who Should Use a Managed Solution?
  • Dedicated centralized solution to deploy, configure and report on all Malwarebytes endpoints
    • Small to medium size organizations with a single headquarters location
  • Centralized network without a reliable, high bandwidth or permanent dedicated connection or VPN tunnel to smaller remote office networks.
    • Organizations with headquarters location and regional offices
  • Centralized network, plus smaller satellite networks for remote offices which connect to the centralized network via a permanent dedicated connection or virtual private networking (VPN).
    • Organizations with headquarters location and regional offices

Who Should Use a Hybrid Solution?
  • Centralized network plus remote users, or users that do not connect to the centralized network on a regular basis.
    • Schools/universities supporting facilities (classrooms/libraries/labs), staff and students

Download and Install

Standalone Solution

If you choose the standalone solution, please double-click the Unmanaged folder. You will find different executables to run here:


  • If you purchased Malwarebytes Antimalware, please run the executable named: mbam-setup-
  • If you purchased Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, please run executable named mbae-setup-
  • If you have purchased both, please run each executable for installation


Once you have run the executables for your purchased software, please see the Documentation folder in the download for further installation instruction.


Managed Option

If you choose the managed option, please double-click the Managed folder and run mbmc-setup- Please see the enclosed Endpoint Security Quick Start Guide for further installation instruction.