OPSWAT Blog

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 are major targets for cyber-attacks, especially if the software in question is out-of-date and unpatched.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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Tags: video Software Development Software Manageability Assessing Device Risk PUA Vulnerability


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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Tags: Metascan Multi-scanning Metascan Online Release IP scanning New Metascan Online Features


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.

Tags: malware IT Infrastructure Metadefender Assessing device risk Detecting Threats USB


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. 

Tags: Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure Link Roundup


OPSWAT Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Champion

October 10, 2014

OPSWAT today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2014, joining a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations and non-profit organizations to promote online safety awareness.

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Tags: Press Release Assessing Device Risk IT Infrastructure


Metadefender Now Supports Ironkey and BitLocker Encrypted Devices

Posted by Tony Berning / October 6, 2014

OPSWAT is excited to announce the release of Metadefender 3.0.6! This new version of Metadefender is now available for download through the OPSWAT Portal.

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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 Metadefender New Metadefender Features


Latest Stats from AV-TEST Emphasize Need for Strong Anti-Malware Measures

Posted by Stacey Matthews-Winn / October 2, 2014

With AV-TEST reporting the identification and registration of over 450,000 new malware exploits every day, the need for strong anti-malware measures has never been clearer. In fact, AV-TEST’s recently released graphic confirms the continuing exponential growth of identifiable malware—though it is unclear if this growth is due to improved detection capabilities, a true increase in the amount of malware, or some combination of the two. 

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Stacey is a Marketing Project Manager at OPSWAT. Her primary focus is creating and curating the content that helps new customers find our products. She also works closely with OPSWAT's certification partners. 
 

Tags: Multi-scanning malware IT Infrastructure


New GEARS Privacy Controls and Enhanced Encryption Detection

Posted by Adam Winn / September 30, 2014

The latest GEARS release includes new privacy control settings, significantly improved disk encryption detection capabilities and additional server upgrades.

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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


Videos: How to Upgrade Metascan

September 29, 2014

Upgrading Metascan just became even easier! We recently created two Metascan videos to demonstrate how customers can seamlessly transition to the latest version of Metascan and export and import their current configuration settings.

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Tags: Metascan video Multi-scanning how-to Support


Month in Review

September 25, 2014

Fall has officially arrived! To celebrate the new season, we released several exciting new product releases and enhancements. This past month includes the release of our first-ever Chrome extension and our latest white paper.

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