OPSWAT Blog

Detecting Regin Malware

Posted by Sami Elahmadie / November 27, 2014

The advanced threat Regin has recently entered the public spotlight following a series of excellent articles from our partners in the anti-malware industry. We know that the threat is sophisticated and stealthy, but which products can detect it?

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Tags: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk


November Monthly Updates

November 26, 2014

Before your Thanksgiving feast, get a big serving of our latest product releases and enhancements to fill your security network needs!

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Video: How to Configure Guest Devices on GEARS

November 26, 2014

GEARS gives network administrators visibility to both managed and guest devices, providing easy integration with established network access control systems to assess device health, ensure compliance with security settings, or even require a malware scan before allowing a device to access your network. 

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Tags: video Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure GEARS


Monitor and Share your Web Application Status Using StatusPage.io and Uptime Robot

Posted by Yiyi Miao / November 25, 2014

We recently made a status page available for multiple OPSWAT products, to provide our users with visibility to the availability of the related services for our web applications. We wanted to share a little bit about this status page and show others a straightforward method for building a public status page to monitor critical metrics such like uptime. The specific technology we used is mentioned throughout the article, but there are other services that provide similar functionality.

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Yiyi Miao manages the development team responsible for delivering emerging cloud/client applications across multiple OS and mobile platforms with a primary goal of providing a network security management platform for IT and security professionals focused on advanced threat detection and compliance enforcement.

Tags: Software Development IT Infrastructure How to


OPSWAT Introduces Free GEARS Security Tool for Mac

November 25, 2014

OPSWAT today announced the release of a free security tool for Mac devices. Previously only available to Windows users, this new interface extends the capabilities of the GEARS cloud-based security management platform to individual Mac users and their computers. 

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Tags: Press Release Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure


The Importance of the Regin Malware Threat

Posted by Tony Berning / November 24, 2014

The details are still emerging, but the recent announcement by Symantec of the Regin malware suggest that this is the highest profile and most sophisticated threat found since the Stuxnet worm. Like Stuxnet, this appears to be a threat that existed for years undetected before being reported to the public. Also like Stuxnet, this malware appears to have been developed by government resources, and is targeted at other government and infrastructure systems in specific target countries.

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Tony manages the Metascan and Metadefender product lines at OPSWAT, working with customers and partners to deliver products that meet customers’ multi-scanning and security needs.

Tags: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk


Three Email Security Myths Debunked

Posted by Deborah Galea / November 20, 2014

Although most organizations have email security systems in place, malware infections through email are still commonplace. An Osterman Research White Paper found that over a 12 month period, 64% of surveyed organizations experienced malware infections through email and 22% experienced an accidental or malicious leak of sensitive or confidential data through email. It seems that organizations are lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that since they have antivirus and email security in place they are immune to email attacks. However it is not quite time to sit back and relax yet.

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Deborah GaleaDeborah Galea is co-founder and COO of Red Earth Software based in Boulder, Colorado. Red Earth Software specializes in the development of email management software that helps companies ensure proper usage of their corporate email systems.

Tags: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Secure Data Workflow Red Earth


Beware of the FW: Daily Report Email

November 19, 2014

A recent email scam (instances here and here) is slithering its way into networks and compromising organizations' email security. What differentiates this malware outbreak from other run-of-the-mill attacks is that it’s incredibly easy for users to fall prey to, due to the seemingly known source of the email.

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Tags: Multi-scanning malware Metascan Online


OPSWAT Market Share Report Highlights

November 19, 2014

OPSWAT periodically releases reports examining market share trends within the global antivirus community. The latest latest Market Share Report includes updated worldwide market share data for leading antivirus applications, as well as some new analysis of operating system configuration. The information provided within this report was collected using OPSWAT GEARS, a free device security tool that provides endpoint management and threat detection. 

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Tags: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure GEARS Vulnerability Market Share Report


OPSWAT Releases Next Generation of OESIS SDK for Endpoint Posture Assessment and Remediation

November 18, 2014

OPSWAT today announced the release of the next generation of the OESIS Framework. The open development framework enables a variety of actions including detection, management, assessment and remediation of endpoints. With all this our leading OEMs now deliver enterprises even more state of the art vulnerability and risk management protection while ensuring both endpoint and network security compliance requirements are being monitored and enforced.

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Tags: Press Release Software Manageability OESIS Vulnerability