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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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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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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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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. 

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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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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.

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Video: How Does OESIS Identify and Remedy Software Vulnerabilities?

October 17, 2014

Commonly used applications (Java, Adobe, web browsers, etc.) are major targets for cyber-attacks, especially if the software in question is out-of-date and unpatched. This issue is a major headache for network administrators, whose users can introduce a slew of security risks and leave the network open to data breaches simply by ignoring updates—yet these catastrophic breaches can often be prevented simply by installing software updates as soon as they are released! 

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Major Metascan Online Release Introduces IP Scanning and More!

October 14, 2014

For those who may be new to our products, Metascan Online is a cloud-based multi-scanning security solution leveraging 40 different commercial antivirus vendors to scan files for malware. OPSWAT is proud to announce the official launch of the latest component of Metascan Online, an IP Scanning feature that allows users to scan websites for threats and malicious behavior using multiple IP reputation sources. 

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Who Needs to Worry About Firmware Attacks?

Posted by Ganesh Vasudeva / October 13, 2014

Firmware attacks are not a new concept for IT security professionals. They first appeared in the late 90s, but have received increased press coverage since the recent USB firmware hack demonstrated at BlackHat 2014.

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Ganesh manages the OESIS and Appremover product lines at OPSWAT, working with customers and partners to deliver products to help customers manage endpoint security.

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Have Printers Become a Gateway for Malware?

Posted by Adam Winn / October 10, 2014

As the Internet of Things grows, the number of malware vectors grows with it. Each internet-connected device is another possible attack gateway and provides IT administrators with even more challenges to securing their network. One entry point of malware security professionals might not be aware of is a device they use on a daily basis.

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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. 

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