OPSWAT Blog

Gears Gives Adaptor Information, Version and Exemption Options

Posted by Adam Winn / May 22, 2015

Steph Curry and our Golden State Warriors are on a roll, and so is our Gears team. Last night’s game came down to a single possession, with a nail-biting win that hinged on Harden’s last second turnover. Our Gears development team has also been running the floor, playing hard antivirus defense, and attacking malware from the perimeter, while making sure admins can drive into a device’s issue history, adaptor information, and be able to pick and roll with any version client they see fit. 

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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. 

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Video: Demo of Adallom + Gears, Endpoint Compliance for Cloud Applications

May 22, 2015

We have just announced an integration with Adallom, and we're excited to share a demonstration of our joint solution. With enterprises moving more data into the cloud and making use of great applications like Salesforce, Google Drive, Dropbox and others, IT teams face a growing challenge to secure access to the organization's data. The Adallom + Gears joint solution is the first to enable IT teams to easily enforce endpoint compliance before accessing cloud applications. 

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The Changing Face of IT Security

Posted by Benny Czarny / May 21, 2015

As the IT security landscape continues to grow and change, Benny Czarny, CEO and Founder of OPSWAT, shares his thoughts on the current state of the industry, and what he expects to see in the future. 

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Benny Czarny is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at OPSWAT. Benny has over 20 years of experience in the Computer and Network Security field. From the early days of computer viruses he was interested and involved in the fields of encryption, network operations, security vulnerabilities detection and research. 

Tags: antivirus Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Endpoint Management


New SaaS Integration Method for Gears

Posted by Adam Winn / May 20, 2015

A little less than a year ago we white-boarded the vision for “NAC for SaaS”, though we didn’t have a name for it at the time. Our goal was to find a way to bridge endpoint posture with enterprise SaaS applications like Box, Salesforce, Google Drive and NetSuite in a generic and extensible manner. That initial whiteboard session has spawned many more. Fueled by copious quantities of coffee, we’ve spent many months building and refining this solution. Several iterations and one patent application later, we think we’ve got a pretty cool solution.

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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: Software Manageability Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure New GEARS Features


Adallom And OPSWAT Deliver Industry’s First Advanced Endpoint Compliance Solution For Cloud Applications

May 20, 2015

Adallom LogoCloud access security broker Adallom and OPSWAT, a provider of software-based solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced a new jointly-developed advanced endpoint compliance solution for cloud applications.

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Webinar: What's New in Gears?

May 19, 2015

Gears WebinarWe are delighted to announce the many new and enhanced features in Gears to improve your existing NAC and SSL VPN solution. One of our favorite new features is the AppRemover tool, which can easily remove riskware, legacy security applications and much more.

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Visit OPSWAT at Infosecurity Europe

Posted by Doug Rangi / May 18, 2015

OPSWAT is excited to announce that we will be attending Infosecurity Europe this June! Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest, most attended, and most significant information security event. We are also proud to say that this year our very own Szilard Stange will be a featured speaker!

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Video: New Gears Integration with Check Point Brings Posture Assessment to SSL VPN

May 15, 2015

OPSWAT Gears has integrated with Check Point's Mobile Access Software Blade in order to provide advanced posture checking and remediation for Windows and Mac devices. Gears provides accurate, detailed information on how a user can remediate their device's configurations in order to meet the security baseline set for an organization's network. The integration of Gears and Check Point allows for these baselines to be enforced on remote devices, both managed or unmanaged. 

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Introduction: Threat Detection Strategies by Industry

Posted by Tony Berning / May 13, 2015

With so many different types of threats circulating, it is difficult for network security administrators to find a comprehensive solution for their secure networks. By identifying which threats are the most dangerous to their organization, security administrators can effectively focus their resources where they are needed most. 

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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: Software Manageability IT Infrastructure Metadefender critical infrastructure data breach


Tracking Detection of the Banload Trojan With Metascan Online

Posted by Ronald Melencio / May 11, 2015

A few weeks ago, an OPSWAT employee received an unknown email with a suspicious file attachment. Following the best practices for receiving unknown emails with such attachments, we scanned the file on Metascan Online. Not to our surprise, the file was infected with malware.

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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. 

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