OPSWAT Blog

GEARS ‘Minnesota’ Released

Posted by Adam Winn / January 29, 2015

The New Year is in full swing here at OPSWAT. The GEARS team has been working really hard, and our latest GEARS release includes several exciting new features as well as important performance improvements and bug fixes.

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Adam is the 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: AppRemover Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure GEARS New GEARS Features


OPSWAT Report Finds at Least 15% of Devices at Risk

January 28, 2015

OPSWAT today announced the release of their latest market share report, which includes detailed analysis of the market share of antivirus vendors and products. The report also takes a look at the use of real time protection (RTP) by users of top antivirus products and the number of devices with persisting threats or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

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Tags: News Market Share Press Release Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk GEARS


How to Build a Global Support Organization

Posted by Dan Lanir / January 28, 2015

One of my goals over the past few years has been to expand OPSWAT’s support operations to overseas offices in order to better serve customers in their local time zone and to provide 24-hour support for our premium customers. In order to achieve this, we needed to make sure that a new support team could mimic the characteristics of the local support group, including: a deep understanding of our products; relationships with our engineers, product managers, and sales teams; and the ability to adapt to rapid introduction of new products, product features, and product behavior with limited documentation and training. Expanding and globalizing a support team that was ready to grow beyond the confines of the headquarters and sole office of the company was a daunting prospect! 

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Tags: IT Infrastructure Support Best Practices


OESIS Version 4.1.167.0 Released – Adds Windows XP Support

Posted by Adam Winn / January 27, 2015

Despite Windows XP having reached end of life status, and generally being unsafe for use [1], it’s still wildly popular. By the numbers, it’s the second most popular desktop operating system – currently at 18% market share [2]. So although OESIS V4 was built for the modern OS (it already supports Windows 10!), we’ve invested some effort to add Windows XP support. Check out OESIS V4, release 4.1.167.0 for the best Windows support yet, covering nearly 14 years of Microsoft operating systems.

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Adam is the 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: Software Development Software Manageability IT Infrastructure OESIS Windows 10


What do GEARS Releases and Road Trips Have in Common?

Posted by Yiyi Miao / January 27, 2015

You probably didn’t know that we name our product releases for GEARS after US states. It has become an amusing way for our team to track progress as we traverse the country, in addition to being a mandatory geography lesson! For example, our next release is named after Minnesota. During the release process, we learned that Minnesota is a Dakota (Native American) word meaning “clear blue water.” Most likely because there are an unbelievable 11,842 lakes in the state.

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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 Assessing Device Risk GEARS


OESIS is Windows 10 Ready

Posted by Jianpeng Mo / January 23, 2015

There was a lot of coverage this week surrounding the new Technical Preview of Windows 10. Microsoft has made some exciting announcements and we are very interested to see what else may be revealed before the public release of Windows 10.

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Jianpeng Mo is the Director of Software Engineering at OPSWAT and manages development of the OESIS Framework. He received his M.S. from New York University with a major in Electrical Engineering.

Tags: Software Development Software Manageability IT Infrastructure OESIS Windows 10


New OPSWAT Office in Romania

Posted by / January 22, 2015

We’re excited to announce the opening of a new OPSWAT office in Romania! With the acquisition of Red Earth Software, we were looking to further expand our development capacity. Our office in Hungary proved to be a major success, so we decided to continue expanding in the region. With new offices in Hungary and Romania, we can now offer a greater level of support for our current and future customers in the region.

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Tags: News Multi-scanning IT Infrastructure


OPSWAT Acquires Email Security Provider Red Earth Software

January 20, 2015

OPSWAT and Red Earth LogosOPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Red Earth Software, developer of email security and secure file transfer solutions. The Red Earth Software acquisition now enables OPSWAT to extend its advanced threat prevention technology to protect email and file transfer in addition to servers, endpoints and proxy servers.

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Tags: Press Release Multi-scanning IT Infrastructure Red Earth Software Policy Patrol


How to Prevent Attacks on Air Gapped Networks

Posted by Derek Hutzler / January 16, 2015

nuclear power plant iconAir gapped networks are purposely disconnected from the outside internet to prevent malicious actors from accessing critical data. The computers that control critical infrastructures such as power grids, nuclear reactors, and SCADA systems are cut off from the internet for security reasons. The most famous attack on an air gapped network is of course Stuxnet, a highly sophisticated piece of malware that was delivered via USB. It is suspected that the U.S. and Israel teamed up to create the worm to sabotage Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. 

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Derek is International Sales Manager at OPSWAT. He has a background in privacy and specializes in delivering malware detection solutions to our customers and partners abroad.

Tags: Metascan stuxnet Multi-scanning nuclear Assessing Device Risk Metadefender USB


Need Disk Encryption? TrueCrypt is Still One of the Best Options

Posted by Adam Winn / January 12, 2015

In mid-2014, to the chagrin of many, TrueCrypt development was discontinued. Considering its popularity and the general response by the public, it was no surprise that within a few months a group of developers have revived this open source stalwart by forking the code into CipherShed. 

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Adam is the 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: Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure TrueCrypt