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Detecting Malware Outbreaks Faster Using Multiple Anti-malware Engines

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.

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Latest Metadefender Product Releases from OPSWAT

Check here for the latest Metadefender release notes, new product features, and downloads. 

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Partner Spotlight: Leveraging Metadefender in VMRay Analyzer for Automated Malware Analysis

What happens when you integrate the market-leading multi-AV scanner with the most scalable, evasion-resistant automated malware analyzer available? Threat detection goodness in spades!

As evidenced by the ransomware wave, antivirus vendors struggle to close the window on new, unknown threats. Until signatures are updated, there is often a period of vulnerability when a malicious attachment will slip by the email filters, not trigger an alarm on the desktop antivirus, and lead to an infection. 

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Product Feature: Enhanced File Transfer in Metadefender Kiosk

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.

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Commercial Version of Metadefender.com Now Available for Purchase

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).

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Commercial Version of Metadefender.com Coming Soon

We are enhancing our Metadefender.com cloud threat intelligence platform to enable the only commercially available cloud multi-scanning platform supported by the anti-malware community.
Our team worked closely with anti-malware providers and already have 13 engines enrolled, with more in the pipeline.

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OPSWAT Partners with AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives for Enhanced Certification Program

OPSWAT partners with AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives as part of its enhanced Certified Security Applications Program. The new partnerships add to OPSWAT’s Certified Security Application Program’s compatibility tests to certify application’s detection quality, as well as OPSWAT’s tests for false positive responsiveness.

Executive Team Races for the Donation Finish Line

I recently realized that the last time I ran the New York City marathon was over ten years ago. I also had been beating myself up for a lack of involvement in charitable activities and knew that I needed to do something about it. I made it my 2016 New Year’s resolution to participate in the marathon again this year while raising money for a noble cause. It was an easy decision to run for Team for Kids because of the invaluable initiatives that its organization, New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth Programs, puts forth to enable children nation-wide to overcome obesity and to encourage them to engage in activities that serve as building blocks for their development and advancement. Once I shared my excitement about running and raising money for this cause, it was easy to inspire excitement in my friends and fellow-executives Tom Mullen and Patrick Tan to join the race.

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OPSWAT Metadefender Helps Users Assess Trident iOS Vulnerabilities

Two in the iOS Kernel and one in the WebKit, Lookout, and Citizen Lab reported vulnerabilities deemed "Trident" yesterday, heightening concerns over Apple’s security system and sparking discussion.  

The Trident vulnerabilities are zero-day threats that allow hackers to access a victim's personal data via SMS phishing. This means that the target device could be potentially jailbroken, remotely, prompting the hacked device to share its private contents with the attacker. This type of attack is especially dangerous because device owners may not even know that their device has been compromised. These vulnerabilities give attackers access to the device's kernel memory where they can then execute arbitrary code when victims are visiting malicious websites. 

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OPSWAT Helps Film 5th Bourne Identity Movie

This year, we received a unique opportunity to help with the filming of the fifth installment of the Bourne Identity series, starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a spy who must face a perilous journey to remember exactly who he is. Along with our Marketing Events Manager, Isabelle Azadmanesh, I flew down to Las Vegas to be part of the filming, which featured the OPSWAT booth and Metadefender Kiosk at the on-set cyber security tradeshow, "Exocon," filmed at the ARIA Resort and Casino. While on set, our Metadefender Kiosk and live threat video (shown below), were showcased. The Threat Map video was created by Kele Todd, our Video Art Director, who was inspired by Metadefender.com's Threat Map. Matt Damon and Tommy Lee Jones were among the stars seen on set.

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