OPSWAT Access Control Certification Program- 2019 in a Nutshell

2019 was a pivotal year for OSWAT Access Control Certification Program. At the beginning of October, we announced major enhancements to the program which included simplifying test categories and badge issuance.  The awarded badge types were reduced from three to two while combining qualification criteria for successful completion of tests.  The program also expanded the anti-malware focus to include new categories such as EDR.  We invite all anti-malware and disk encryption vendors to proactively engage with us and certify their products so that market-leading access control platforms can support them on day one. 

New badges

The following table offers a summary of 2019 certification program results

After the launch of our revised program in Q4, a record number of antimalware vendors applied to OPSWAT’s Access Control Certification Program; the number exceeded the previous record set in 2016.

Over 100 million enterprise devices using industry-leading access control solutions, including MetaAccess, rely on our certification program for compatibility and security effectiveness.  These criteria imply endpoint security applications’ high-level interoperability as well as compatibility with access control platforms. More than a decade of our hard work has given the industry over 2300 certified applications.  In December we also announced the acquisition of Impulse, a Florida-based NAC/SDP company.  Stay tuned in the coming months to see how this acquisition positively impacts the certification program.

Find out more about our new and improved Access Control Certification Program and its criteria.  Submit your application or find out more details about the certification process by sending an email at certification@opswat.com. Our team will get back to you with all the requested information.

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