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April in Review

Take a look at our April newsletter for a convenient summary of what we’ve been up to here at OPSWAT. This month we hosted two Cyber Security Seminars in Seoul and Tokyo with our partners from NextIT and INSEC Security, released a free tool for scanning your endpoint for threats, certified 17 new security products, and much much more. Check out our monthly updates below!

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PacketFence Integrates with Metadefender.com to Block Malicious Downloads

PacketFence has been an important technology partner of OPSWAT's since 2014. PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) solution, trusted by thousands of prestigious institutions all around the world. OPSWAT's endpoint monitoring and compliance tool, Metadefender Endpoint Management (Previously Gears) integrates with PacketFence to ensure that only compliant and secure devices have access to your network.

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Using Data Sanitization to Block Malicious Macros & More

A new ransomware called PowerWare was recently identified by researchers at Carbon Black. This threat is spreading through phishing emails containing Microsoft Word documents embedded with malicious macros. We have seen a few examples of this threat uploaded to our public Metadefender.com site, where users can scan files, hashes and IP addresses for threats.

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Endpoint Management: Discover Unknown Devices and Monitor Patches

Knowing what endpoints are operating within your network is one thing, but knowing what your endpoints are operating on is another. IT administrators need an easy, automated way to detect new devices entering their network, and a way to stay on top of the new updates needed for the devices already in their network. Read our latest Metadefender Endpoint Management release to learn how we have made it easier for admins to tackle both. 

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Metadefender Kiosk Now Supports Sending Scan Reports by Email

OPSWAT is excited to announce the release of Metadefender Kiosk 3.3.2, available for download on the OPSWAT Portal. Included in this release is the ability to specify an email address where Metadefender Kiosk will send copies of the reports for each scanning session.

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New OPSWAT Certifications - March

Read this month's certification announcement to learn what security solutions have been certified compatible with leading network technology. Vendors who submit their security products to OPSWAT's free certification program help ensure that those using their products experience fewer issues. Submit your product today, and be part of our growing certified products database.

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Important Update for Metadefender Endpoint (Gears) Devices Running on Windows

We would like to inform our customers that there is a possibility that some Windows OS computers connected to your Metadefender Endpoint Management cloud account (formerly called Gears) might have a defective Metadefender Endpoint agent that needs to be updated. Symptoms of a defective Metadefender Endpoint agent might include abnormally high CPU usage or disk I/O on the computer, which will result is users experiencing slow response when using the computer (Note that on more powerful computers the performance might be unnoticeable to the end-user). OPSWAT strongly recommends that you review the endpoints on your cloud environment and update any problematic agents as soon as possible.  

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March in Review

Take a look at our March newsletter for a convenient summary of what we’ve been up to here at OPSWAT. Our latest webinar and videos explain our approach to preventing and analyzing known and unknown threats. We also have an exciting new integration to the Viper malware research framework for new and current Metadefender V4 customers, and a fresh batch of OPSWAT certified products for everyone to explore. 

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OPSWAT Hosting Cyber Security Seminars in Seoul and TokyoFuture post

We will be hosting two Cyber Security Seminars in Japan and South Korea this month. Both of these events offer a great opportunity to learn about our industry-leading security solutions and to network with OPSWAT, our technology partners, and industry peers. We will be covering a variety of trending security topics including ransomware, email security, data sanitization, and more. 

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Customer Notification: OPSWAT Changing Portal Login Service

OPSWAT is changing the identity provider for Portal and Metadefender Endpoint Management (formerly Gears). We chose a single-sign on provider with robust user administration features, numerous cloud integrations and improved flexibility. 

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