OPSWAT Update – October 2020

October was an exciting month at OPSWAT with the introduction of several new case studies and product updates. A few highlights are summarized below:

OPSWAT News Highlights

Best Practices Against Ransomware

Universal Health Services (UHS), a Fortune 500 hospital and healthcare service provider, reportedly shut down systems at different healthcare facilities around the US after a cyber-attack hit its internal network. A healthcare attack of any kind can be lethal, especially given the current state of the pandemic. Several stages to stop malware exist during the attack life cycle. The first stage is prevention from entering the network; the second stage for stopping ransomware (assuming it is not autonomic) will be preventing it from communicating with the Command and Control (C2) server; the third stage will be stopping it immediately after starting to execute and before making lateral movement within the network.

OPSWAT offers preventative solutions so you can defend yourself from being attacked. To learn more about how OPSWAT can help prevent ransomware attacks read the full blog.

MetaDefender Cloud Integrated with Falcon and Available in the CrowdStrike Store

If you missed the announcement, we have expanded our partnership with CrowdStrike. MetaDefender Cloud reputation technologies are now available on the Falcon Platform. CrowdStrike customers will have access to a threat intelligence database of hash, IP, and domain datapoints provided by MetaDefender Cloud.

OPSWAT Product Spotlight

We recently introduced several new / updated products to address top cyber security challenges, including:

MetaDefender Vault

MetaDefender Vault is a cross-domain solution that enables the secure transfer of files into and out of critical networks. MetaDefender Vault now includes more Role-based access controls for its expanded permission management system. This release also ensures compliance with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) and supports Vault to Vault integration with Data Diodes.

You can schedule a demo by contacting us.

MetaDefender Kiosk

MetaDefender Kiosk is a solution that protects organizations by acting as a checkpoint for data on USB drives and other media devices. The new configuration option allows for specifying a large un-processed file being treated as allowed or blocked. It also now uses NGINX as the management console. Read more about the new release in our blog.

You can schedule a demo by contacting us.

OESIS Framework

OESIS Framework is a cross-platform, versatile and modular framework that enables software engineers and technology vendors to build advanced endpoint security products. This month OESIS has added windows support for new VMware Tools, Git, Avast, Norton, and many more. This month also includes macOS Endgame Sensor updates as well as Linux Yum and MS ATP updates. OESIS is continuously adding new applications and updates in order to provide the most thorough endpoint compliance checks.

To read the entire list of new releases check out our blog.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Resources

OPSWAT offers a wide range of educational resources to help keep you informed of cybersecurity trends and best practices. A few recent additions include:

IT Software Sector Case Study

Through an integration with OPSWAT MetaDefender® Cloud, FastTrack Software delivers an added-value service to their customers that prevents malicious file uploads and software installations on their customers’ networks. As a result, the Admin by Request brand and reputation is strengthened by its integration with MetaDefender Cloud.

Access the Case Study here.

Energy Sector Case Study

A major US energy company turned to OPSWAT to implement a consistent process for securing 11 critical networks by eliminating the risks resulting from vulnerabilities, malware or zero-day attacks. By implementing MetaDefender® Kiosks and MetaDefender Vault to secure the transfer of files into and out of their critical infrastructure, the company meets existing and emerging NERC CIP regulatory requirements.

Access the Case Study here.

Channel Partner Program

We are working to finalize 2021 business plans and demand gen plans with our partners. The next Channel Meeting is scheduled for November 12th.

If you are an MSP, VAR or cybersecurity reseller and want to expand your solutions to include OPSWAT, read about the OPSWAT channel program.

Additional Information

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If you would like additional information on any topic in this newsletter, or have other questions, please contact your OPSWAT account manager or request a consultation.

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