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OPSWAT Releases Metascan, Multiscanning Engine for Antivirus Applications

Metascan leverages seven built-in antivirus engines from AVG, CA, ESET, Norman, VirusBuster, MicroWorld (Kaspersky) and ClamWin

San Francisco, Calif., January 27, 2009-OPSWAT, Inc., the leading provider of endpoint security integration technologies, today announced the release of Metascan, an advanced engine for launching scan requests and obtaining scan results from seven built-in antivirus engines from AVG, CA, ESET, Norman, VirusBuster, MicroWorld (Kaspersky) and ClamWin. The built-in engines may be managed through the options of programmatic interface, Microsoft Management Console (MMC), or the ICAP Protocol.

"As number and sophistication of Internet-based threats grows, many leading organizations are augmenting defense in depth strategies with defense in breadth strategies. For example, by running multiple AV products in parallel," said Andrew Braunberg, Research Director, Enterprise Software and Security for Current Analysis. "Centrally managing these security applications is an increasingly critical component of overall security management capabilities."

Metascan enables IT professionals and software engineers to deploy multi-scanning solutions leveraging seven built-in antivirus engines from AVG, CA, ESET, Norman, VirusBuster, MicroWorld (Kaspersky) and ClamWin. The technology allows users to effectively scan content with multiple antivirus engines.

"No single antivirus application detects any threat every time, you can improve the detection capability of your scanning solution by using Metascan," said Benny Czarny, president and CEO of OPSWAT, Inc. "we're excited to be able to provide customers with a server-level antivirus solution that delivers advanced file and content-filtering capabilities and the use of multiple scan engines. In this way, customers get choice, high-quality performance and the most up-to-date protection possible."

Metascan cuts deployment time and expense by providing an application containing seven antivirus engines and a single interface to manage them all. Metascan can extract many files and file archives (including ISO, ZIP, MSI, etc), and detect over 400 file types including PDF, DOC and EXE formats. Metascan also easily integrates with third-party software and hardware via version 1.0 of the ICAP and an intuitive API.

"After trying several different options and talking with every antivirus vendor we could find, we found that OPSWAT's Metascan perfectly fit our specifications. To date, the solution we developed using Metascan has successfully scanned over 12,000 resumes over a five-month period without infection," said Jeremy Antonini, Web Developer at Rigzone.

OPSWAT is a Microsoft Certified Partner, ISV/Software Solutions. For more information about Metascan, including a complete list of specifications, please visit http://www.opswat.com/metascan.shtml.

About OPSWAT Founded in 2002, OPSWAT is the world leader in development tools and data services that power solutions managing security features of endpoint applications. The company OPSWAT, Inc. also founded OESISOK(tm), an open industry-wide certification program that verifies the interoperability of endpoint security applications with products from market-leading technology vendors. OPSWAT is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with an additional office in Herzliya, Israel.

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