BD interfering with access to BeagleBone Black IDE access

We use a BeagleBone Black microcontroller in our product development. These are both wired and wireless and are entirely on our local networks. We suspect, but have not been able to prove, that Bitdefender is scanning the device when we bring up our IDE because it takes FOREVER before we get the command prompt. The BeagleBone's Linux logs don't show it doing anything that would cause this long delay.

So, is there any way to cause Bitdefender to ignore these devices? They are at an IP address only. They don't have a URL.