OPSWAT released a new version of Metadefender Client that includes media validation, which allows it to be deployed with Metadefender Kiosk as part of a comprehensive solution to handle portable media in secure environments.
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.
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.
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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