Advanced Threat Prevention

Security Methods that Detect, Analyze, and Prevent Threats from Malware

How Shamoon Malware Infected Saudi Organizations Again

January 30, 2017 by Yiyi Miao
In 2012, the infamous Shamoon virus targeted Saudi Arabia's oil industry and wiped the data of over 35,000 PCs. Now a variant of this malware, called "Shamoon 2" by some, is attacking Saudi organizations again, and this time, it's...

The Best Way to Stop Document-Borne Malware

December 24, 2016 by Yiyi Miao
Attackers often use email attachments as vehicles for malware. It is difficult to defend a network completely from such "document malware" without thoroughly breaking down, scanning, sanitizing, and reconstructing all email...

Image-Borne Malware: How Viewing an Image Can Infect a Device

December 12, 2016 by Yiyi Miao
There's nothing dangerous about viewing pictures in a browser, right? Most users with some level of technical knowledge are familiar with typical malware concealment methods, such as document-borne malware. But there's more than one way...

How to Deploy Metadefender Core v4 For an Offline Environment

May 25, 2016 by Yiyi Miao
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...

Dynamic Malware Analysis Data Now Available on

April 13, 2016 by George Prichici
There is currently a huge debate about the reliability of dynamic malware analysis made within a controlled environment; the anti-malware community questions the quality of this data given the increased investment by malware writers in...

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

April 04, 2016 by Dan Lanir
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...

Video: Preventing Known & Unknown Threats

March 17, 2016
Last month, we hosted an OPSWAT Cyber Security Seminar in Washington DC with our partners from InQuest and Punch Cyber. The half-day seminar featured presentations from various members of the OPSWAT team, including our CEO, Benny Czarny,...
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