Enterprises today are beset by cyber attacks. Threat actors send attacks through any channel they can, and meanwhile, the cost of compromise is only going up.

To solve the challenges faced by modern enterprises and to shut off major attack vectors, we offer two product platforms: MetaDefender for threat prevention and MetaAccess for cloud access control and endpoint compliance. Our guiding principles: Trust No File. Trust No Device.

Why MetaDefender?
Enterprises are investing more resources than ever in cyber security – and yet there are more and larger breaches every year. Thousands of threat prevention solutions are on the market, but most of them share one crucial flaw: they are based on detection, but detection is never 100% perfect.

That's why our advanced threat prevention platform, MetaDefender, is not only based on detection.

MetaDefender uses OPSWAT's unique data sanitization (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) to remove threats from files altogether by reconstructing the files and, in the process, stripping out potentially malicious active content and scripts. MetaDefender complements data sanitization with multi-scanningvulnerability assessment and data loss prevention (DLP)

Why MetaAccess?
The move by enterprises to cloud computing, SaaS applications, and bring your own device (BYOD) environments over the last decade has eliminated the traditional network perimeter, making most network access control (NAC) solutions obsolete.

To meet the challenges of modern cloud-based environments and provide administrators with an access control solution for the cloud, we built MetaAccess. MetaAccess keeps SaaS applications and cloud data safe and secure. It allows access based on device health and compliance to help administrators block risky devices from connecting to sensitive cloud data and SaaS applications.

Management Team

Meet the members of the OPSWAT management team.

Benny Czarny

Founder and CEO

Benny Czarny is the Founder and CEO of OPSWAT, a leading cyber security firm with over 1,000 customers, 200 employees, and 8 offices worldwide. Founded with personal investment in 2002 to offer a unique, market-driven approach to security application design and development, OPSWAT has been breaking new ground in the field of cyber security for more than 15 years. Benny has over 20 years of experience in successfully identifying market needs and building, marketing, and selling innovative cloud-based cyber security products and solutions. From the early days of computer viruses, he was interested and involved in the fields of encryption, network operations, and security vulnerabilities detection and research. Prior to founding OPSWAT, Benny held technical leadership positions at NetManage, Netect and BindView. Benny earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Technion-Machon Technologi Le' Israel.

Patrick Tan


Patrick Tan joined OPSWAT in 2010 and drives the company's operations towards continuous improvements, effectiveness, and efficiencies. Patrick manages the company's activities in finance, accounting, human resources, and operations. Patrick brings expertise in organizational development and administration, accounting systems, internal controls, financial and tax reporting, cash management, and human capital retention and development. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Patrick held management positions at Ensenta Corporation, Ramsell Corporation, Dorado Corporation, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Patrick earned a Bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the California State University, East Bay.

Taeil Goh


Taeil Goh is CTO at OPSWAT and has over 12 years of Software Engineering experience primarily in cybersecurity, delivering enterprise products to high-security industries such as government, military, critical infrastructure, and finance. His main focus is on leading the engineering team but he also takes on other roles including CISO, cloud architect, UX design, and DevOps. His current cybersecurity focus is on content disarm and reconstruction (CDR), DLP, dynamic analysis, static analysis, security analytics, email security, web security, and APT detection. Taeil Goh is a regular speaker at cybersecurity events and contributor to OPSWAT blogs. Taeil earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University. Outside of work, he loves playing tennis and he has been a student pilot for the last 4 years hoping to finish that this year. Follow Taeil on Twitter (https://twitter.com/imbbtg).

Tom Mullen

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Tom Mullen joined OPSWAT in 2004 and manages technical partnerships and legal activities for the company. Tom brings expertise in negotiating transactions with and managing on-going programs for vendors, customers, alliance & channel partners as well as acquisition targets. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Tom practiced law and held management positions in sales, marketing and business development at Apple Computer, CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive) and GreenBorder Technologies (now Google). Tom earned a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Frank Cohen

Vice President of Sales

Frank Cohen joined OPSWAT in 2017 and oversees the company's global selling efforts, including its direct sales, account management, channels, and sales operations teams. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Frank held senior global sales leadership roles at AT&T, Hewlett Packard, and Intertrust Technologies, bringing a "customer first" focused discipline to his sales teams. Frank earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Dan Lanir

Vice President of Customer Success

Dan Lanir joined OPSWAT as Director of Professional Services and Support in early 2012. Dan is responsible for developing and growing the company's global-class technical support and professional services business. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Dan worked at Oracle for 19 years, where he held leadership positions in both services and support with responsibilities that included running complex multi-location software deployment projects, directing global support desks, and managing domestic and international customer relationships. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Engineering.

Szilard Stange

Vice President of Engineering

Szilard Stange joined OPSWAT in 2014 to lead product management for our next generation MetaDefender product and now manages the entire MetaDefender product family. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Szilard held many engineering and product management positions in the IT security industry and helped create many anti-malware products, next generation firewalls and security monitoring products at BalaBit and VirusBuster. Szilard brings expertise in enterprise level security software definition and development. Szilard holds a Master's degree from the University of Pannonia.

Yiyi Miao

Vice President of Products

Yiyi Miao joined OPSWAT in 2009 as a Software Engineer in the company's Research & Development Engineering Team. Yiyi was promoted to Director of Software Engineering in 2014 and manages the development team responsible for delivering emerging cloud/client applications across multiple OS and mobile platforms with a primary goal of providing a network security management platform for IT and security professionals focused on advanced threat detection and compliance enforcement. Yiyi earned a Bachelor's degree of Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai University in China and a Master's degree of Computer Science from San Francisco State University.

Jianpeng Mo

Vice President of Engineering

Jianpeng Mo joined OPSWAT in 2011 as a Software Analyst Lead in the company's Research & Development Engineering Team. Jianpeng was promoted to Software Engineering Manager in 2014 and leads OPSWAT's development teams for software management toolkits, OESIS and AppRemover. He specializes in developing modern concept products, leading the engineering groups in solving unique and difficult technical problems. Jianpeng received his M.S. from New York University with a major in Electrical Engineering.

Alin Besnea

GM of Romania Office, Director of Engineering

Alin Besnea joined OPSWAT as a Software Engineer in 2015. Alin is responsible for the client aspect of OPSWAT's Cloud Access Security project and is in charge of the operations of OPSWAT's office in Romania. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Alin held engineering and leadership positions in gaming companies and was the cofounder of 2o.com, a game studio known for the multiplayer game Blast Busters. Alin earned his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara.

Mike Goldgof

Vice President of Marketing

Mike Goldgof joined OPSWAT in 2018 and is OPSWAT’s Vice President of Marketing. He leads all of the company’s marketing activities. Mike brings over 20 years of executive experience in marketing, product management, and business development with such companies as WhiteHat Security, Juniper Networks, and Lucent Technologies. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Columbia Business School and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Cuong La

General Manager of OPSWAT Vietnam

Cuong La joined OPSWAT in March 2018 as General Manager of OPSWAT Vietnam where he is responsible for the overall operations and helps grow R&D and Engineering capability of OPSWAT in Vietnam. Cuong brings his 25 years of experience in software development, strategic direction, operational excellence and leadership to the Company. Before joining OPSWAT, Cuong was the founder and CEO of software product company Eragram, and was with Luxoft for 9 years as the Managing Director of Luxoft Vietnam. Cuong is a graduate of University of IT, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and holds an MBA from the Open University Malaysia.

Fumiya Minagawa

General Manager for OPSWAT Japan

Fumiya Minagawa joined OPSWAT as our General Manager for OPSWAT Japan KK in 2017. Fumiya is responsible for the management of our network of partners in Japan and is in charge of the operations of OPSWAT's office in Tokyo. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Fumiya held executive and management leadership positions in market research and development companies and was the CEO of SOLERA Networks Japan, a technology company acquired by Blue Coat and subsequently acquired by Symantec. Fumiya earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the Seijo University.

Sharon Cohen

VP of IT & Security

Sharon Cohen joined OPSWAT in 2018 as VP of IT & Security in the OPSWAT San Francisco office. Sharon is responsible for developing and overseeing IT strategies, Information Security, and DevOps for the entire organization. Prior to joining OPSWAT, Sharon held technical and senior leadership positions during his over 20-year career within well-known Security, BI, Cloud, and SaaS companies such as Infor, Symantec, Veritas, Precise Software, PRO Unlimited and Birst. Sharon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

OPSWAT has been awarded the following patents:

Computer Security Vulnerability Assessment

United States Patent No. 9,749,349 B1 Issued August 29th, 2017

Determining Whether a Data Storage Is Encrypted

United States Patent No. 9,697,367 B2 Issued July 4th, 2017

Determining Whether a Data Storage Is Encrypted

United States Patent No. 9,471,794 Issued October 18th, 2016

Network Access Control with Compliance Policy Check

United States Patent No. 9,288,199 Issued March 15th, 2016

Determining Whether a Data Storage Is Encrypted

United States Patent No. 9,256,635 Issued February 9th, 2016

Determining Whether a Data Storage Is Encrypted

United States Patent No. 9,021,163 B1 Issued April 28th, 2015

Determining Whether a Data Storage Is Encrypted

United States Patent No. 10,002,083 Issued June 19th, 2018