Posted by Andrew Fife / November 14, 2012
OPSWAT today announced the beta release of a new free tool for evaluating the security status of individual computers. The tool, OPSWAT Security Score, detects the installed security applications on a machine and evaluates the status of those applications. Users are given a simple score summarizing the security of their computer across multiple categories including antivirus, antiphishing, firewall and others.
OPSWAT Security Score, available free for download from OPSWAT’s website, is powered by OPSWAT’s OESIS Framework. OESIS is a development toolkit that enables the detection, assessment and remediation of third-party applications installed on a device. Leading vendors including Juniper, Cisco, Citrix, F5 and many others use OESIS to power endpoint compliance checking capabilities in their SSL VPN and NAC solutions. Security Score makes use of the capabilities of OESIS to report on the status of installed security applications.
“The Security Score tool offers a great way for end users to get a quick snapshot of the security status of their machine across multiple products,” commented Anish Patankar, Director of Product Management at OPSWAT. “One security application is often not enough to protect a machine on every front, so Security Score helps provide a global view over multiple security categories with thousands of supported applications.”
In addition to displaying information about the protection status of security applications, OPSWAT Security Score also reports the OPSWAT Certification level of each detected product. OPSWAT Certification is a free program through which OPSWAT partners with software vendors to ensure that their applications are compatible with OESIS. Because Security Score is powered by OESIS, OPSWAT recommends using OPSWAT Certified products to ensure the most accurate score is reported.
Using OPSWAT Certified products also helps reduce compatibility issues for both home and corporate users, as well as for system administrators and software vendors. When connecting to a school or corporate network, or when working remotely, OPSWAT Certification ensures compatibility that access isn’t unnecessarily denied. System administrators should choose OPSWAT Certified products when selecting a new product for their organization or when recommending one to guests or employees working from home. The benefits of OPSWAT Certification are explained on OPSWAT’s website, with videos geared towards both home users and software vendors.
To try OPSWAT Security Score and to learn more about OPSWAT, the OESIS Framework, and OPSWAT Certification, please visit www.opswat.com.
About OPSWAT, Inc.
Founded in 2002, OPSWAT is the leading provider of software management and security technologies. With both software manageability and multi-scanning products, OPSWAT offers simplified and comprehensive SDKs that reduce time and costs for your engineering and testing teams. OPSWAT delivers: OESIS Framework, an open development framework that enables software engineers to develop products that manage thousands of third-party software applications; Multiple antivirus engine scanning products including Metascan (try the demo at www.metascan-online.com); Secure Virtual Desktop, a sandboxing solution for secure and private web browsing; AppRemover, a free utility that enables the complete uninstallation of security applications; and Gears, a white-labeled, cloud-based solution for monitoring and managing computers, servers, and switches.