Just like Metadefender Core (Metascan) 3.x, Metadefender Core 4.x supports deployment in either online or offline environments, although there are some differences between the two versions. Since the process has changed, we would like to provide an update to our users that will be upgrading to Metadefender Core 4.x in an offline environment.
Cybersecurity Ventures just announced the Q2 2016 edition of their list of 500 of the hottest companies providing cybersecurity solutions and services. We are excited to announce that OPSWAT is listed as a leading provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure. Other companies who made the list include OPSWAT technology partners such as RSA, F5 Networks, and Microsoft, as well as our Metadefender engine suppliers including AhnLab, Avira, CYREN, and many others.
OPSWAT periodically reviews the engines included in each of the standard Metadefender Core engine packages to determine if we are providing the best combination of engines for our customers. With the recent release of Metadefender Core, we have changed the engines included in each of the standard packages.
OPSWAT has recently released a reference implementation to show how Metadefender Kiosk users can use the pcProx Plus RFID reader with their deployment to authenticate users based on RFID cards or badges. The source code and compiled binaries are available for download on the OPSWAT Portal. This reference implementation will read the RFID identifier from a card or badge and use that as the username for a Metadefender Kiosk scanning session. Included in the implementation is also a simple database that shows how cards can be looked up and associated with a specific user. Metadefender Kiosk users can modify this sample for their own user database implementation.
We initially provided each user with up to 25 scans per hour and 1,500 hash lookups per hour to demonstrate the power, speed, and detection rate of our multi-scanning technology. However, in order to prevent potential, illegitimate use of multi-scanning resources, each user can now only scan 5 files and request 100 hash lookup results per hour.
Incorporating feedback from the public beta release, OPSWAT’s Metadefender Core v4 technology is now available for production deployment in a Windows environment! As part of our streamlined product offering, Metadefender Core v4 enhances system administrators’ abilities to update and scale. Utilizing OPSWAT’s multi-scanning technology, Metadefender Core now can be deployed on Windows systems in addition to Linux systems.
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!
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.
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.
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.