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Video: How to Add Product Support in OESIS

April 24, 2015

We know how important it is to have timely support for new third party security applications in solutions such as NAC and SSL VPN that use the OESIS Framework for endpoint compliance checking. If the ability to detect the latest versions of antivirus software or the particular encryption product the user has installed is missing, unexpected denials of network access can occur. By using the “Add Product Support” feature in the OESIS Endpoint Assessment Tool, customers can quickly submit the data we need to add new product support.

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Tags: video Software Manageability OESIS


Webinar: How to Handle an Energy-Sector Breach

April 24, 2015

Join us for our second webinar in the series "Cyber Security Challenges for Energy", where we will hear from cyber security expert Cynthia James of Kaspersky Lab. In the last webinar, we learned how the Energy sector is set to face five of the biggest challenges and the precautions that companies should be taking in order to protect themselves from cyber threats. 

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Tags: Multi-scanning webinar Kaspersky Lab energy cyber security


How do I Whitelist an IP Address?

Posted by Ronald Melencio / April 24, 2015

Metascan® Online has a multi-scanning option for files, as well as IP addresses. This option allows you to scan an IP address against over 10 different reputation sources. The benefits of multi-scanning in both file scanning and IP scanning are very similar: it increases the likelihood of detecting malware sooner. For more information about multi-scanning, you can check out our previous posts

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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: Multi-scanning Metascan Online


OPSWAT Adds Popular AppRemover Tool to Gears for Windows

April 22, 2015

Gears provides visibility to the security status of endpoints and gives organizations the ability to identify and remove unwanted applications from Windows devices.

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Tags: AppRemover Press Release Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Gears


Threat Analysis Series: Top Malware Review

Posted by Ronald Melencio / April 20, 2015

We recently released a list of the most commonly searched-for threats on Metascan Online. This post will use the information on that page to further our threat research.

Virus icon orangeOne of the difficulties we had in putting together a list of the most searched-for threats on Metascan Online was determining how to label the threats. Malware naming can often be different across anti-malware vendors and thus it can be difficult to compare results for a particular threat. In addition, a casual observer may not be able to gather additional information about the threat simply by looking at its name. To help make sense of the list of common threats we put together on Metascan Online, we went ahead and did the work for you. We looked at the top 10 threats and compiled additional details about them so they’re easier to analyze and understand.

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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: Multi-scanning malware Metascan Online


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