Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Endpoint

7/22/2009
04:53 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
50%
50%

OPSWAT Acquires Metadefender

Metadefender's technology will be integrated with OPSWAT'S Metascan, which enables integration of multiple anti-malware scanning technologies into proprietary solutions

July 20, 2009 " San Francisco, Calif. — OPSWAT, Inc., the leading provider of development tools that power software application manageability, today announced its intent to acquire Metadefender, a privately-held company that has created a toolkit enabling software developers to integrate various antivirus engines into applications for real time scanning.

As part of the acquisition, the Metadefender technology will be integrated with OPSWAT'S Metascan, an advanced engine that allows IT professionals and software engineers to integrate multiple anti-malware scanning technologies into their proprietary solutions. The current version of Metascan obtains scan results from seven built-in antivirus engines from AVG, CA, ESET, Norman, Sunbelt, VirusBuster and ClamWin and is managed under one single interface; the fully-integrated application will incorporate two additional antivirus engines from Metadefender and will be offered under the OPSWAT brand as Metascan Ultra. "As the IT need for embedding security solutions in the fabric of the infrastructure becomes an increasing necessity due to the growing number of Internet-based threats, so does the ability to manage these solutions in an efficient manner," said Eric Ogren, founder and principal analyst at the Ogren Group. "OPSWAT, Inc.'s Metascan technology provides the capability to bolt anti-malware scanning engines directly onto third-party software. Together with OESIS application management features, the acquisition of Metadefender's technology nicely positions OPSWAT to provide a comprehensive, all-inclusive anti-malware scanning engine, benefiting vendors of secure products."

Under the terms of the agreement, OPSWAT will pay an undisclosed amount for all shares of Metadefender, as well as the rights to its technology. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2009. The first Metadefender antivirus engine, Quick Heal, will be integrated with OPSWAT's Metascan by Q4 2009, with additional engines planned for integration in 2010.

"The acquisition of Metadefender will take our business to the next level by enhancing our Metascan technology offering and adding to our current list of recognizable, market-leading customers," said Benny Czarny, President and CEO of OPSWAT, Inc. "Metadefender technology with Metascan will provide ISVs with a robust, all-inclusive scanning and monitoring engine, ensuring they are protected against the ever-growing landscape of malware and threats."

About OPSWAT Founded in 2002, OPSWAT (www.opswat.com) provides software engineers and IT pros with software development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions. The company OPSWAT, Inc. also founded OESISOK, an open industry-wide certification program that verifies the interoperability of endpoint security applications with products from market-leading technology vendors. The free "Am I OESISOK?" Utility hosted on www.oesisok.com enables end users to assess the interoperability and quality level of their endpoint applications.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor,  11/12/2019
DevSecOps: The Answer to the Cloud Security Skills Gap
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope,  11/15/2019
Unreasonable Security Best Practices vs. Good Risk Management
Jack Freund, Director, Risk Science at RiskLens,  11/13/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Navigating the Deluge of Security Data
In this Tech Digest, Dark Reading shares the experiences of some top security practitioners as they navigate volumes of security data. We examine some examples of how enterprises can cull this data to find the clues they need.
Flash Poll
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Frustrated with recurring intrusions and breaches, cybersecurity professionals are questioning some of the industrys conventional wisdom. Heres a look at what theyre thinking about.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-19010
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-16
Eval injection in the Math plugin of Limnoria (before 2019.11.09) and Supybot (through 2018-05-09) allows remote unprivileged attackers to disclose information or possibly have unspecified other impact via the calc and icalc IRC commands.
CVE-2019-16761
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-15
A specially crafted Bitcoin script can cause a discrepancy between the specified SLP consensus rules and the validation result of the [email protected] npm package. An attacker could create a specially crafted Bitcoin script in order to cause a hard-fork from the SLP consensus. All versions >1.0...
CVE-2019-16762
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-15
A specially crafted Bitcoin script can cause a discrepancy between the specified SLP consensus rules and the validation result of the slpjs npm package. An attacker could create a specially crafted Bitcoin script in order to cause a hard-fork from the SLP consensus. Affected users can upgrade to any...
CVE-2019-13581
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-15
An issue was discovered in Marvell 88W8688 Wi-Fi firmware before version p52, as used on Tesla Model S/X vehicles manufactured before March 2018, via the Parrot Faurecia Automotive FC6050W module. A heap-based buffer overflow allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary ...
CVE-2019-13582
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-15
An issue was discovered in Marvell 88W8688 Wi-Fi firmware before version p52, as used on Tesla Model S/X vehicles manufactured before March 2018, via the Parrot Faurecia Automotive FC6050W module. A stack overflow could lead to denial of service or arbitrary code execution.