STEP 1. Installation.

BFGuard BlackCloud can be downloaded from the following location: ( here ). After downloading the installation do a double click on the setup file and then begin the installation process.

Please note that BFGuard BlackCloud uses an “internet” based file installation system which typically, as a result, makes faster installs. If you are prompted by your firewall software to allow it to access the internet you should allow it to do so.

In addition we recommend that users should exclude BFGuard Blackcloud installation and installed files in Program files\BlackCloud folder. Many antivirus programs flags it because of machine status report (Hyperlink I info. False positive).

Run downloaded application on the machine that you want to monitor. It will download required files, install and run itself automatically. After the installation it will create a destination point at C:\Program Files (x86)\BlackCloud

Don’t forget to add exeption in antivirus software

STEP 2. Registering your Agent.

Registering your BlackCloud Machine can be done in several ways.

First of all, simply enter your BlackCloud account credentials in GUI that appeared during the installation in STEP 1 picture ( here ), name it and press Add to account. Now go to login into your BlackCloud account. Your newly added machine will appear  at “New Agents” tab.

Second way to add your machine is simply by inserting Client ID into “Quick add” or “Add Object” under the “New Agents” tab.

STEP 3. Managing your machine.

Settings TAB
After adding your machine, below “Actions” click “Edit tool”. The main configuration window will appear. Here you can manage your machine, get information about activities within the machine, specifications, installed apps, CPU/RAM/HDD usage, disable/enable services and more

In information tab you will see all changes that were made from BlackCloud to your machine.

In PC Specification tab click “Update specifications” and get all information about the machine. IP addresses, installed apps and etc:.

In BFGuard tab you will see all ip addresses which have been attacked your machine. It was detected and defined as Brute Force attack and blocked by BFGuard. All this banned ip list you can upload to Cloud DB and will be helpful for all BFGuard Community.

Windows services tab is an upcoming feature that will allow you to track all services status.

Usage statistics will allow you to monitor CPU/RAM/HDD/LAN usage. Select one of the following options and click “Show” button to see detailed information.

Actions tab will provide you with easy server/computer management tasks, like Restarting, enabling/disabling windows firewall and etc:.

STEP 4. Grouping all your Machines.

For easy access to your multiple machines, BlackCloud got grouping function. In this step we will explain you how this function can benefit you. In side menu select “settings” then “user options”. System tree page will appear. To create a new “Group” press the (+) button.

In the next window name your group and click  “add”.

If you made everything according to guide, your group is ready and should look like this. You can make multiple groups, and SubGroups.

Now that you crated your “Group”, you have to add your machine to it. For this let’s go to “My Agents” select your machine that you want to add and click “edit” button.

Now go to left side of your “machine configuration window” and select “Object group”. Drop down menu will appear and you will see your tree that you just created. Select it and click “Assign”. In “Object type” menu select what type of machine it is and again click “Assign”.

That’s it your machine now got a “Group” for itself. You can locate it below your account name in dashboard at the left side.

STEP 5. Notifications.

If your machine encounters power loss, brute force attack or high cpu/ram/hdd/lan or any of services malfunction you will get a notification at the right upper side of your main screen. Open it and you will see the cause of malfunction.