All malware is inherently dangerous, but there are a few threats that stand out amongst the others when it comes to inflicting damage. We took a look at some of the most destructive malware of all time from traditional viruses, worms and Trojans to increasingly prevalent PUAs such as adware and spyware. This list, while covering most of the all-time worst threats, is not all- inclusive. For example, notable threats are not on this list such as the ILOVEYOU bug, although they also rank as highly destructive. How many of these threats do you remember?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metadefender.com now offers a dynamic data analysis tool for Malware Researchers. The tool shows important contextual intelligence about threats in the wild to help analysts better assess, catalog, and report on new malware. Read our release announcement to learn more about Metadefender.com's ability to provide threat counts, ranks, and pathways.
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, who presented the benefits of multi-scanning and how organizations can receive protection from both known and unknown threats by leveraging OPSWAT's technology.
Watch our webinar to discover how the Metadefender Product Family offers unmatched protection from both known and unknown threats. Metadefender is ideal for those in need of a comprehensive security platform, including IT admins, Independent Software Vendors and malware researchers.
We recently streamlined our Metadefender Product Line to be under one product family that includes both the Metadefender Core and Metadefender Security Suite. Our latest video helps introduce Metadefender Core and provides an overview of various threat prevention and detection technologies, versions of the core technology available, and how Metadefender Core supports our security suite.
We have just kicked off the launch of our new Metadefender product family! With it, comes our latest Linux version of Metadefender Core (previously known as Metascan® for Linux). This is an exciting release for all of our current customers and partners, as it makes additional protection capabilities from the Metadefender product line available through Metadefender Core.