OPSWAT Blog

Scanning for Malware in Android Applications

Posted by Dan Lanir / April 14, 2014

Android applications are available through a number of different stores and sites. At some stores, you can even download the app file to your PC and apply it directly to your Android device. This diversity in stores and download mechanisms is an attractive aspect of Android to consumers, but a less restrictive marketplace eco-system brings risks along with freedom. Are these apps safe for your Android and what is the chance they contain malware that could infect your Android OS?

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Tags: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure


Quick Study of Anti-Malware Engine Detection Rates

April 11, 2014

In our latest detection study, we’ve been monitoring the anti-malware detection rates of a file embedded with malware and uncovered some surprising results! We scanned the file using the 40 commercial anti-malware engines in Metascan Online and recorded the detection progress over a four-month period.

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Tags: Multi-scanning malware Metascan Online


New GEARS Cloud API Release

Posted by Abby Kearns / April 10, 2014

The GEARS team is excited to announce a few updates made to the GEARS platform this week!

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Abby Kearns manages platform growth and business development for the GEARS platform at OPSWAT. Her primary goal is to extend the functionality and utility of GEARS by partnering with leading as-a-service, ISV and technology alliance partners. She is a 15-year veteran in the technology industry with various product and management positions at Verizon, Totality, EDS, and Sabre.

Tags: Software Manageability Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure GEARS New GEARS Features


File Type Conversions in Metascan

April 7, 2014

OPSWAT is excited to announce that the ability to do file type conversions has been added to Metascan, beginning with the beta release of Metascan 3.8.1, which is available on the OPSWAT Portal.

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Tags: Metascan Multi-scanning IT Infrastructure


Using File Type Conversions to Eliminate Malware

Posted by Tony Berning / April 7, 2014

There have been several stories in the news recently (here and here) about the variant of the Zeus/Zbot Trojan that was found to be using images to hide malicious code.

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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: Multi-scanning Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure


Several New Metascan Features Announced

Posted by Tony Berning / April 2, 2014

OPSWAT released new versions of Metascan, Metascan Client and the Metascan Management Station this week.

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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: Metascan Multi-scanning Metascan Client


HIPAA Compliance Enforcement for Endpoints

Posted by Abby Kearns / April 1, 2014

Experts agree that the encryption state of endpoint devices will be a focus in 2014 for federal regulators enforcing HIPAA compliance. According to the “Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security” by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of data breaches to a healthcare organization “is approximately $2 million over a two-year period”. While significant, this is even more alarming when you realize that the “most significant breaches in terms of records lost are caused by Lost/Stolen Media”, according to “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information” by ANSI.

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Abby Kearns manages platform growth and business development for the GEARS platform at OPSWAT. Her primary goal is to extend the functionality and utility of GEARS by partnering with leading as-a-service, ISV and technology alliance partners. She is a 15-year veteran in the technology industry with various product and management positions at Verizon, Totality, EDS, and Sabre.

Tags: Software Manageability Assessing Device Risk GEARS


Retrieving Metascan Online Hash Results

Posted by Tony Berning / March 31, 2014

Metascan Online has always allowed you to look up the scan results for a file’s hash value using either the search page or the public API, but we have recently added an additional way to easily access hashed results.

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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: Multi-scanning Metascan Online IT Infrastructure


March in Review

March 24, 2014

With the weather starting to warm up and a fresh spring season upon us, it can only mean one thing – new announcements and updates! This past month includes a RSA Conference 2014 video recap and additional submissions to our first-ever programming competition now available for download.

To stay up-to-date with the latest OPSWAT news, follow us on Twitter: @OPSWAT or visit our LinkedIn company page

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


New Metascan Online Updates

March 21, 2014

OPSWAT is excited to announce the release today of several new enhancements to the fastest cloud-based multi-scanning solution Metascan Online.

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Tags: Multi-scanning Metascan Online Metascan Online API