Thank you to everyone who attended and took part in another successful event, the OPSWAT Symposium for Cybersecurity Experts & Developers in Santa Clara, CA. Along with our partners, VMRay, ARA Networks, RSA and InQuest, we held a half-day seminar to demonstrate the latest features of our technologies and how they can be integrated with other solutions to fit your data flow and device security needs.
In the last few years, many organizations have had to face numerous security issues due to the exponential proliferation of IP-enabled devices. Endpoint devices often leave the network perimeter and come back compromised or uncompliant, especially because employees need to access network data anytime and anywhere. With sophisticated cyber-attacks and the use of IoT, BYOD, and mobility on the rise, network exposure to data breaches has become very common. Organizations need solutions that provide visibility and manageability, while also reducing data exposure and helping them meet regulatory compliance requirements. Organizations lacking visibility and control over endpoint access authorization and continuous compliance incur significantly higher risk profiles. In order to reduce this risk, companies are challenged with finding solutions that are both technically sound, and do not incur implementation penalties that negatively impact operations.
OPSWAT is excited to announce that our powerful data sanitization technology is now available in our next generation Metadefender Core product. In Metadefender Core v4.5.0, administrators will have access to the following in all workflows:
Data diodes, or one-way data transfer devices, secure the transfer of data between low and high-security networks. The research needed to make a purchase decision can be daunting, especially on a deadline. To make this process easier, we did the research for you and put it in one place, our Data Diode Buying Guide. This guide contains information on the features of many industry-leading data diodes that are useful for comparing different vendors, including:
At OPSWAT, we often encounter questions such as, "What is the value of multi-scanning?" and "Which Metadefender Core package is right for me?" Although we analyze large quantities of malware samples and deploy thousands of instances of Metadefender Core packages across many organizations, the answers to these questions are always the same – it depends. OPSWAT's multi-scanning technology works to improve detection of outbreaks by using a variety of engines from different geographical locations and by using a mix of both heuristic and signature-based detection. Heuristic analysis is especially useful for detecting new or unknown threats that emerge at the beginning of an outbreak.
With the latest release of Metadefender Kiosk (3.3.5), users now have more flexibility in the way they can use the functionality in Metadefender Kiosk to copy clean files to trusted portable media. This is an enhancement to a feature introduced a while ago in Metadefender Kiosk, that allows users to copy all clean files to trusted media that they provide, so that the original media does not have to be introduced to their secure environment. This helps prevent attacks from media that has been compromised to have a malicious, hidden partition, or other malicious firmware.
During the past few months, we invested considerably in our cloud solution, Metadefender.com. We worked hard to deliver a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure, while at the same time respecting the requirements of our anti-malware partners to build an acceptable program for the industry.
We are receiving more and more inquiries for cloud integrations and are seeing end customers move more services to the cloud. As an example, there is alot of interest in Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solutions, which act as a layer of security for enterprises adding cloud productivity solutions to their workflows. Even though the CASB market is viewed as the security layer, it’s only the broker. No decisions are made based on the sanity of the data. This is where OPSWAT and partner solutions such as CloudLock, a Cisco company, come into play (read more about OPSWAT/CloudLock integration).