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Announcing Content Disarm and Reconstruction for Linux

Announcing: the beta release of data sanitization (Content Disarm & Reconstruction) for Linux! Data sanitization protects organizations from document malware.

Metadefender Core V4.2 Linux - New Integrations Available

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. 

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Metascan For Linux Now Offers 10 EnginesFuture post

Metascan for Linux now offers Avira, Quickheal, Ikarus, Agnitum and Cyren as available engines. Upgrading Metascan for Linux is easy, requires no re-installation for current customers, and will help protect organizations from both known and unknown threats. Read our release announcement to find out more, and download the package from the OPSWAT Portal

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Metascan for Linux v4.1 is Available for Download

The latest release of our Metascan® for Linux distributions is now available on the OPSWAT Portal. This release introduces new enhancements like HTTPS support and compliance reports to auditors and system administrators, so they can use encrypted services alongside Metascan for Linux.

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July in Review

We're deep in the heat of summer, and we'll be journeying into the heart of the Nevada desert next week for Black Hat - Las Vegas. It's been a busy month for us with seven product releases, the launch of Metascan for Linux, the addition of audit trail functionality for Policy Patrol Secure File Transfer, and the publication of a new white paper exploring the monetary value of stolen medical records. You can find out more about all of our latest product improvements, research, and upcoming events right here!

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Metascan Mail Agent Now Compatible with Non-Exchange ServersFuture post

We are excited to announce the latest release of Metascan®, 3.9.2, which is now available for download on the OPSWAT Portal. With this release, we enhanced the Metascan Mail Agent to support any SMTP mail server, in addition to Microsoft Exchange. This will allow users who use other mail systems to leverage the power of Metascan to scan all emails for threats.

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Webinar: Introducing Metascan for Linux!

We are excited to announce that Metascan® now supports Linux systems! OPSWAT's Szilard Stange demonstrates the newly released Metascan version for Linux in this webinar. Metascan technology increases detection rates for all types of malware without the hassle of licensing and maintaining multiple antivirus engines. As the first robust multi-scanning solution for Linux environments, Metascan for Linux now offers unmatched scalability and security for scanning network traffic, file upload and transfer protection, malware research and more. 

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Metascan Now Supports Linux With Enhanced Security and Scalability

OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced the next generation of Metascan®, that can be deployed on Linux. Metascan is a multi scanning solution for ISVs, IT admins and malware researchers that detects and prevents known and unknown threats. Metascan for Linux offers improved security and scalability, as well as enhanced usability and a new user interface.

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Detecting Malware Across Operating Systems

I’m often asked if anti-malware engines designed for Windows can detect Linux and Android-based malware. These anti-malware products were developed specifically for different platforms over a period of 20+ years. Most anti-malware software vendors have solutions for both Windows and Linux-based platforms that were first developed in the 1990's or 2000's. Conversely, the first anti-malware product for Android was released around the second half of the 2000's, as the Android platform is relatively new from an anti-malware perspective.

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AWS in 2015: Why You Need to Switch from PV to HVM

Until now, most average Amazon (AWS) users could effectively ignore the distinction between paravirtual instances (PV) and hardware assisted virtual instances (HVM). HVM was a technology reserved for high performance, large-capacity use cases. EG: 10Gbe LAN connection, >64 GB RAM, etc. But with changes being made in AWS, all users can and should be considering HVM for their instances.

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