Several publications including InfoSecurity Magazine and The Register recently reported that the Indian Eastern Naval Command experienced a breach in their maximum security facility earlier this year, when USB drives infected with malware were introduced to their non-internet connected PCs.
Different anti-malware engines add detection for threats at different times, and it's impossible to tell which engine will be the first to detect the next significant threat. Take for example two of the most publicized complex threats from the past few years: Stuxnet was first detected by VirusBlokAda, while Kaspersky was the first to detect Flame. After the initial detection, it can still take varying amounts of time before every engine detects a threat.
GFI Software in collaboration with OPSWAT Inc., a leader in multi-engine malware scanning solutions, today announced the launch of a dynamic malware analysis solution that combines OPSWAT’s Metascan® and GFI’s GFI SandBox™ on one integrated appliance. The synergy of these two products and the plug-and-play nature of the new appliance will make dynamic malware analysis more accessible to cyber-security professionals who are tasked with defending against advanced persistent threats (APT), targeted attacks and sophisticated malware like Flame.
Last week we released a new version of Secure Virtual Desktop with beta support for the Windows 8 Release Preview. With this new version of Secure Virtual Desktop, you can launch a free 5 minute secure session for anonymous browsing from the Windows 8 desktop. As with other operating systems, Secure Virtual Desktop will isolate your browser activities and file changes and will erase all traces of your activities when you leave the secure session.
We are excited to welcome two new OPSWAT Certified Partners, WebMonocle and UnThreat! Thank you to all of our partners for their commitment to industry-wide application compatibility, and congratulations on the following new certifications:
D-Link is hosting a webinar sponsored by CSSA on Thursday, July 26th. The webinar, entitled D-Link Insight Client Computer Security, will feature a detailed look at D-Link Insight, which is a free, no maintenance cloud solution for monitoring devices and clients in the local network. Insight is powered by a combination of OPSWAT GEARS and OPSWAT Professional Services and provides the tools for business with limited IT resources to maintain security over all devices in the network.
OPSWAT, the industry leader in software management SDKs, interoperability certification and multiple-engine scanning solutions, announced last week that their Metascan products provided the earliest detection capabilities of the Flame malware, a complex threat that was first identified at the end of May.