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Protect Against Thumb Drive Security Risks

A recent article on CIO.com reminded readers once again of the risks associated with external devices like USB drives, which are hard to monitor, easy to lose, and often full of confidential company data. USB drives are also a common source for malware entering an organization, as shown by threats such as Stuxnet, which was widely spread via USB drives. USB drives have a high potential for causing data breaches and are a serious concern for any organization.

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New OPSWAT Certifications for December

The following new OPSWAT Certifications have been awarded after our recent OESIS Framework release, and iolo Technologies has become an OPSWAT Certified Partner! These products are now verified compatible with leading network and technology solutions:

OPSWAT’s Latest Report Shows AVAST as the Leading Antivirus Vendor Worldwide

San Francisco, CA – OPSWAT released their quarterly antivirus market share report today, with an additional section featuring backup applications. The report announces 2011’s leading antivirus vendors and products in North America and worldwide, as well as Windows operating system usage in North America and worldwide. The backup section of the report shows the market share of backup vendors and products worldwide.

Recently Awarded OPSWAT Certifications

We have awarded multiple partners with new OPSWAT Certifications in the last few weeks, and are happy to welcome our newest Certified Partner, AVAST Software! See below for a list of recent OPSWAT Certifications, and visit Certified Products for a full list of certifications:

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Videos and Photos from AVAR 2011

As a sponsor of AVAR 2011, OPSWAT traveled to Hong Kong earlier this month for the two day malware conference. Thanks to everyone who took some time to talk with us at the event – we enjoyed meeting you!
Here are a few photos from the event:

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New OPSWAT Certifications for November

Congratulations to our partners on the following recent OPSWAT Certifications, and welcome to our newest Certified Partners, Sophos and VMware! We have awarded the following interoperability certifications:

Gold Certified AntivirusAvira Antivirus Premium 2012
Avira Professional Security 2012


Silicium Security Integrates ECAT with OPSWAT’s Metascan

Silicium Security integrates ECAT with OPSWAT’s Metascan to provide multiple engine malware scanning technology inside ECAT advanced malware detection for endpoints 

Montreal, QC, — November 2, 2011 — Silicium Security, the provider of ECAT advanced malware detection, today announced that it has partnered with OPSWAT, Inc., the industry leader in software management SDKs, interoperability certification and multiple-engine malware scanning solutions, to give ECAT enterprise customers integrated antivirus multi-scanning capability accessible within the ECAT console.

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New OPSWAT Certifications for October

We awarded lots of certifications in October! Congratulations to BullGuard and Total Defense, OPSWAT's newest Certified Partners! And congratulations to our partners on the following certifications:

Gold Certified AntivirusAvira Internet Security 2012



ESET Joins Metascan Online Sample Sharing Program

OPSWAT recently launched a malware sample sharing program for antivirus vendors whose engines are included in Metascan Online, a free online file scanning service that uses many engines in parallel.

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Interviews from VB 2011Future post

OPSWAT sponsored and attended Virus Bulletin 2011 in Barcelona earlier this month, where we were able to meet with many of our partners and customers. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth! In addition to discussing our products, such as Metascan and AppRemover, and the OPSWAT Certification Program with conference attendees, we also held a drawing for an iPad2. Congratulations to Matthias Ollig of Avira, who won the giveaway on the final day of the conference!

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