Video: A Basic Overview of OESIS

April 18, 2015

The OESIS SDK enables software developers to build products for securing and managing endpoint devices. It can be used to build solutions that check and remediate endpoint compliance, assess endpoint vulnerability, and detect, disable and remove PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). The OESIS Endpoint Assesment Tool provides a testing harness and visual representation of the tool for software developers, demonstrating its ability to check the status of installed applications on endpoint devices and whether those same applications are up-to-date. This tool gives software developers insight into how to build these features into their own security products.

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Tags: video Software Manageability OESIS

NRI Uses Metascan for Confidential File Scanning

April 17, 2015

NRI Secure Technologies, Ltd. address their client's information security needs from both a technology and management standpoint, offering highly secure operations, monitoring, consulting, solutions implementation and other services as a one-stop provider.

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Tags: Metascan Multi-scanning Metascan Client case study

Baidu's Antivirus Engine Added to Metascan Online

Posted by Ronald Melencio / April 16, 2015

We’re excited to announce that Baidu has been added to our list of Metascan Online engines, bringing the total to 44 enginesBaidu is a well-known web services company, headquartered in Beijing, China. They offer a variety of services to their users, including a Chinese-language search engine and online encyclopedia. Starting today, we welcome Baidu’s antivirus technology to our list of Metascan Online engines!

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Ronald joined OPSWAT in 2014 as a Product Manager for Metascan Online. Additionally, he heads up the OPSWAT Certification Program and serves as a primary contact for our valued anti-malware engine suppliers. Ronald received his MBA from UC Davis, and his background in software engineering and project management includes time at ShareThis and The Dannon Company. 

Tags: Metascan Online Baidu

Crypto-Ransomware Highjacks School District and Demands $125,000

Posted by Mike Spykerman / April 15, 2015

While Ransomware usually demands payments between $200 and $1,000, a surprising amount of 500 bitcoins, equivalent to approximately $125,000, was recently demanded from a school district in New Jersey. 

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Mike Spykerman joined OPSWAT in 2014 as Vice President of Product Management. Mike is responsible for product planning, design and execution. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Mike founded and headed Red Earth Software, a company that specialized in email security solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server.

Tags: Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Gears ransomware Policy Patrol

Quickly Tackle Infections and Monitor Device Changes with Gears

Posted by Adam Winn / April 14, 2015

We have taken a turn, crossed the river, and are making a pit stop with our Gears ‘Little Rock’ release. If you haven’t been to ‘The Rock’, we hear the Big Bass Bonanza this June is going to be killer. But if competitive fishing is not your style, you could take a bike ride along the Big Dam Bridge (yes, that’s its official name) across the Arkansas River. The bridge is currently the largest bridge in the world that was specifically designed for pedestrian and bicycle use. It connects riders to over 14 miles of scenic riverside trails, and if you go at night, it lights up! 

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Adam is the senior product manager for the GEARS platform, and also works on a cloud Wi-Fi management system. His primary goal is to ensure OPSWAT products are meeting the manageability and security needs of its current and future customers. He is an avid researcher and enjoys solving technical challenges. 

Tags: New GEARS Features

Unpatched Software Vulnerabilities a Growing Problem

Posted by Mike Schrock / April 14, 2015

Enterprise assets face a high level of risk because visibility to unpatched software vulnerabilities remains weak, leaving companies exposed to sophisticated and stealthy cyber-crime attacks. 

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Mike Schrock OPSWAT blogMike Schrock joined OPSWAT in 2014 as the Senior Director of Business Development, managing OEM Sales and Partnerships. He has over twenty years of technology alliance and sales experience, particularly in the networking, network security, enterprise software, internet and mobile sectors. Prior to joining OPSWAT, he was the Senior Business Development Manager at F5 Networks, where he created and oversaw technology alliances to build new routes to revenue with leading firms including Cisco, SAP, Oracle, IBM and CA Technologies.

Tags: endpoint security IT Infrastructure Vulnerabilities cybersecurity

April's Roundup of OPSWAT Certifications

April 13, 2015

In this month's roundup of good news and celebrations, we would like to congratulate our existing partners Baidu, Inc. and Check Point, Inc. on receiving new OPSWAT Certifications. We also want to extend a warm welcome to Profil Technology, who has become our latest partner to be awarded a product certification. This time around the new certifications have come from 9 different categories between our three partners.

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Tags: OPSWAT Certification Baidu Check Point Profil Technology

Video: Metadefender Kiosk Demo

April 10, 2015

Have you ever wanted to see Metadefender in action? Now’s your chance! I recently did a walkthrough to demonstrate one of our secure data workflow options using a guest profile configuration. The Metadefender kiosk scanned all of my files for malware (including password-protected archive files), and then copied the clean files to a trusted USB drive provided by my host organization. In this age of USB drive-borne threats, controlling your organization’s dataflow in this fashion is one of the many ways Metadefender can help protect your network from malware and targeted attacks!

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Stacey is a Marketing Manager at OPSWAT. Her primary focus is creating and curating the content that helps new customers find our products. She also works closely with OPSWAT's certification partners. 

Tags: video Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk Metadefender

SCL Health Uses Metascan to Protect Customer Data

April 9, 2015

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) Health is a nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, and one children’s mental health center in the United States. SCL Health’s IT department faced unique challenges when planning their security. In addition to securing thousands of endpoints spread across three states, they also have to be compliant with HIPAA regulations.

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Tags: Multi-scanning RSA case study healthcare

Webinar: Enhanced Email Threat Protection with Metascan

April 9, 2015

In today's world, email is an important communication resource in most, if not all companies. Metascan Mail AgentWith the constant flow of incoming, outgoing and internal email attachments, a company can be vulnerable to many threats such as phishing, spam, malware and other prohibited content. So how can companies protect themselves?

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Tags: Metascan Multi-scanning webinar email security