OPSWAT today announced the release of the latest version of Metascan which includes significant improvements to Metascan’s ICAP support, making the technology easy to integrate to any network’s security architecture.read more
Metascan uses multiple virus and malware detection engines and aggregates their findings to identify potential threats. There are other ways to detect potential threats, and one approach is to create a virtual environment, or ‘sandbox’, for the file where it can be observed to see if it exhibits any threatening behavior. These environments are usually virtual machines that have specific combinations of virtualized hardware, operating system, and installed applications and are running on different virtualization technologies.read more
Organizations often need the ability to scan the files of a PC or laptop for malware via an external system rather than from the PC itself. For example, a facility might need to allow contractor owned laptops to enter secure areas, but want to first scan all the files on these laptops to ensure all are free of malware. Another organization could want to make sure all files on its computers are free of malware, even those kernel level driver files that are often hidden from file systems when being used by the resident operating system of that computer.read more
We are very excited to announce the availability of a new feature to Metascan Online, the Metascan Online Public API! This API, currently in beta, is now accessible for all users.
The Metascan Online Public API allows users to harness our cloud multi-scanning technology to scan files for malware or search for previous scan results using a file’s hash (MD5, SHA1 or SHA256). The API allows easy integration of malware scanning with the more than 40 antivirus engines included in Metascan Online, from leading security vendors such as Kaspersky, McAfee, AVG, Avira and many others.read more
One of the ways that we illustrate the value of multi-scanning is to show how viruses take different lengths of time to go from unrecognized by any antivirus engine to being recognized by most. High profile viruses will quickly be added to antivirus signature databases soon after they are discovered, but lower profile threats that don’t have much media coverage or aren’t as widespread may take much longer.read more
OPSWAT is happy to announce the availability of the new Metascan Client, and we will be hosting a webinar this week to introduce the technology.
Metascan Client is a lightweight tool that can be deployed to endpoints throughout an organization to scan running processes, folders, drives, etc. for threats. Metascan Client harnesses the power of multiple antivirus engines, connecting to a Metascan server either hosted in your organization or in the cloud.read more
Organizations today have a basic need to move data both internally - between networks and domains - and externally, in B2B file exchange operations. However, these seemingly simple tasks have become quite challenging in the face of mounting regulations and increased security levels. Additionally, the threat from malware and virus attacks is also increasingly difficult for IT teams to manage.read more
Scanning with multiple anti-malware engines provides many advantages over the use of a single antivirus engine. One of these benefits is a reduction in the amount of time until new virus outbreaks are detected. For any new threat, engines will include detection at different times due to their differing threat detection algorithms and databases of virus signatures. With a multi-scanning solution, the time to detection is decreased to the earliest detection time of all of the engines used. As more and more engines are added to a multi-scanning solution, the fastest detection times for different new threats become available, and the average time to detect a new virus will decrease.read more