OPSWAT Blog

Presentation: Network Security for Employees

October 30, 2014

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) draws to a close, OPSWAT wanted to take this opportunity to provide a tool for businesses to use in educating their employees about network security. Employee education is a crucial component of any network security platform. Since many threats take advantage of user behavior to gain entry into networks, something as simple as failing to update software in a timely fashion can lead to a major breach. Another risky behavior was recently identified in a BYOD survey from ZixCorp; employee hesitance to report lost or stolen devices to their employers presents a major risk for data security—a risk that can be mitigated by educating users on the importance of immediately reporting missing devices. 

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Tags: Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Education NCSAM Tools


Metascan Online Brings Multi-Scanning to Red Earth’s Policy Patrol 10

October 29, 2014

The partnership between OPSWAT and Red Earth continues to deepen, with the addition of new Metascan features in their recently released Policy Patrol version 10. This latest version of Red Earth’s email security software for Microsoft Exchange Server features tighter integration with Metascan for multi-scanning and document sanitization, as well as a new integration with Metascan Online for cloud-based multi-scanning. We’re excited to be an integral part of this solution for detecting and protecting against email threats, including advanced threats and other email-borne malware. 

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Tags: Metascan Multi-scanning Metascan Online Assessing Device Risk New Metascan Online Features


Video: How Can the OESIS Auto Update Feature Save Time for Your Teams?

October 29, 2014

For software engineers and technology vendors, the OESIS Framework SDK is an invaluable tool. It supports the development of solutions for securing and managing endpoints by providing the ability to perform detailed endpoint assessment and management on Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices, with support for thousands of third-party software applications.

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Tags: video Software Development Software Manageability IT Infrastructure OESIS


OPSWAT Report Finds 70% Windows Devices Out of Date

October 28, 2014

OPSWAT today announced the release of their latest market share report, which includes detailed analysis of the antivirus market share worldwide. In addition to antivirus coverage, the report also introduces new comparison sections showing antivirus product usage by operating system and the percentage of devices with up-to-date operating systems.

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How do I scan extractable and zipped files for viruses and other malware?

October 24, 2014

Archived or extractable files can sometimes present a challenge for reliable threat detection. Scanning a compressed or archived file might not show that infected or suspicious files are contained within it because the threats are hidden within layers of the archive. On the other hand, some file types that can be extracted will have no files in the contents that are individual threats, but as a whole can be malicious, or detected as such.

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Tags: Multi-scanning Metascan Online Archive Scanning


October Monthly Updates

October 23, 2014

With Halloween right around the corner, we released several exciting new product releases and enhancements to scare away spooky cyber-attackers!

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Tags: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Monthly Updates


OPSWAT Introduces IP Scanning in Metascan Online

October 23, 2014

OPSWAT today announced the official launch of a new component for Metascan Online, an IP scanning feature that allows users to inspect websites for threats and malicious behavior using multiple IP reputation sources. It is designed to work in conjunction with Metascan Online’s cloud-based multi-scanning malware detection features to provide a layered defense against today’s constantly evolving threats.

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Tags: Press Release Multi-scanning Metascan Online Assessing Device Risk IP scanning


GEARS Now Provides Greater NAC Integration

Posted by Adam Winn / October 22, 2014

The latest GEARS release includes improved NAC integration capabilities, enhanced cloud APIs and news about our upcoming webinar!

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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 GEARS New GEARS Features


OPSWAT and Inverse Partner to Provide Robust Compliance Checking and Management

October 22, 2014

OPSWAT is excited to announce a new integration between GEARS and the Open Source network access solution, PacketFence! The combined solution will provide customers of both products with advanced compliance assessment and enforcement checking capabilities to ensure only trusted devices obtain network access.

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Tags: Software Manageability Assessing Device Risk webinar IT Infrastructure GEARS


How Can Metadefender Block HID Threats?

Posted by Curtis Cade / October 21, 2014

In addition to understanding the general security measures that can be used to minimize exposure to human interface device (HID) threats, utilizing Metadefender can allow for a solution that maintains data usability without sacrificing network security. Metadefender can act as an entry point for the data on portable media, thus protecting less secure systems which may be vulnerable to HID threats.

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  Curtis works alongside the Metascan and Metadefender Sales and Engineering teams to ensure customers have successful evaluations and deployments.

Tags: malware Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Metadefender Detecting Threats USB