MetaDefender Core Customer Snapshot


Bit9 is the leader in a new generation of endpoint and server security based on real-time visibility and protection. Bit9 is the only solution that continuously monitors and records all activity on endpoints and servers and stops cyber threats that evade traditional security defenses. Bit9’s real-time sensor and recorder, cloud-based services, and real-time enforcement engine give organizations immediate visibility to everything running on their endpoints and servers; real-time signature-less detection of and protection against advanced threats; and a recorded history of all endpoint and server activity to rapidly respond to alerts and incidents.

Customer Challenges

A key element of the Bit9 solution is its cloud-based Software Reputation Service (SRS), which calculates trust ratings for the world’s software. The SRS uses many elements to determine trust ratings (including a file’s source, publisher, prevalence, age, etc.) including the results of antivirus analysis from multiple scanners. Creating and maintaining a multi-engine scanning solution in-house required considerable time; adding new third party antivirus engines and maintaining engine updates involved difficult processes. Bit9 needed a solution that would give them the extra assurance of using multiple antivirus engines, but with easy integration and simple maintenance.

OPSWAT’s Solution

Bit9 integrated the high-performance multi-scanning capabilities of OPSWAT’s Metascan (now MetaDefender) to their solution to scan incoming files with antivirus engines from leading vendors such as Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro and Microsoft. Using Metascan’s simple APIs and thorough documentation, Bit9 was able to easily integrate Metascan with the SRS to analyze files. With simple mechanisms for updating all included engines’ virus signatures, Metascan also provided easy maintenance for Bit9 to update virus definitions and rescan their corpus. 

Maintaining and updating multiple antivirus engines was a hassle and became very time-consuming for our team. Integrating Metascan into our solution allowed us to improve threat detection by using multiple antivirus engines and significantly cut down the amount of ongoing maintenance needed.

Allen Lieberman
Director, Product Management Bit9

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Metascan helps Bit9 scan an enormous number of files daily and use results from nine leading antivirus vendors to influence a file’s trust rating. Since integrating their custom Metascan package, Bit9 has been able to reduce the maintenance required from their team members for updating the antivirus engines in their solution. 

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