Metascan Now Supports Linux With Enhanced Security And Scalability

OPSWAT adds support for Linux to their Multi Anti-Malware Scanner Metascan to provide enhanced security, scalability, and usability.

July 22, 2015

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San Francisco, CA – July 16, 2015 – 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.

Metascan for Linux supports many different 64-bit Linux distributions, including Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Ubuntu. Through its enhanced scalability, Metascan for Linux provides load balancing for high-volume scanning and can be used in high-availability deployments.

Another important enhancement is the flexibility of the scan workflows, allowing different scan options by file type and source to offer increased security and threat prevention.

“After trying the Metascan for Linux technology preview, I have to say I love it,” commented Yun-Fong Loh, Senior Engineering Manager at Edgewater Networks, a current Metascan customer.  “We have been using Metascan to catch threats on files coming into our organization, and we are looking forward to being able to run it on our Linux systems for better security and stability.”

“We are excited about the Metascan for Linux release,” said Szilard Stange, Director of Product Management at OPSWAT. “Our customers can now benefit from our powerful multi-scanning solution in Linux environments as well as Windows environments, along with a number of significant product enhancements”.

“We are continually expanding and improving our multi scanning product Metascan,” said Benny Czarny, CEO at OPSWAT. “With this next generation of Metascan we are significantly expanding the market reach for Metascan. The enhanced scalability and security of Metascan for Linux will appeal to large enterprises and those with high security requirements”.


About Metascan


Metascan is a powerful and flexible multi-scanning solution that can quickly scan files with multiple anti-malware engines to detect and block advanced threats. By using multiple anti-malware engines from vendors like Bitdefender, ESET, Threat Track, and many others, Metascan technology increases detection rates for all types of malware without the hassle of licensing and maintaining multiple antivirus engines. Metascan’s document sanitization technology allows for the removal of unknown threats that may be missed by anti-malware engines. An evaluation version of Metascan and the Mail Agent is available from the OPSWAT Portal.




OPSWAT is a San Francisco-based software company that provides solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure. Founded in 2002, OPSWAT delivers solutions that provide manageability of endpoints and networks, and that help organizations protect against zero day attacks by using multiple antivirus engine scanning and document sanitization. OPSWAT’s intuitive applications and comprehensive development kits are deployed by SMB, enterprise and OEM customers to more than 100 million endpoints worldwide.

To learn more about OPSWAT’s innovative and unique solutions, please visit <>.

Metascan® is a registered trademark of OPSWAT, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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