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Opswat Builds the Mother of All Antivirus Solutions: Interop Video

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May 21, 2010

Opswat Builds the Mother of All Antivirus Solutions: Interop Video

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Editor's Note: This article refers to a video interview shot at Interop (News - Alert) 2010. To view TMCnet's entire library of videos from Interop and other industry shows, demonstrations and interviews in our in-house studio, visit our Video News home page.

Interop presented an exciting opportunity for those in the technology and telecommunications space as it brought multiple players together in one location to provide informative presentation on new offerings, next-generation technologies and opportunities for the coming year.

TMCnet took advantage of the opportunity to speak with a number of key industry players at Interop this year, including Opswat. Benny Czarny, CEO of Opswat, had an opportunity to visit the TMCnet media booth for an interview captured in this video.

Opswat is a software company based in San Francisco. The company is built around development with main focus on engineering new solutions. In fact, 30 of the company's 36 employees are engineers. Opswat products are primarily used by companies like Cisco, Microsoft (News - Alert), etc.

As for Opswat products, there are four main solution offered by the company. The OESIS Framework is a set of libraries and XML products for embedding to build compliance tools, network health appliance tools and apps that assess what is on the network and automatically configure those apps for easy deployment.

Metascan is the "mother of all anti-viruses built out of 8 anti-virus engines," said Czarny. "It is built on the concept that no anti-virus is perfect. It has been developed and is being used by very interesting companies, including government agencies for deep inspection of files, buffers, etc."

AppRemover will uninstall applications, while MetaDefender for Secure Access is powered by 8 anti-virus engine, scans memory in about 8 seconds to be sure everything is tight and not vulnerable to outside threats.

There are a variety of implementations for Opswat solutions, including within Cisco (News - Alert) where this giant is relying on the company to ensure the endpoint is actually helping before it can access the network. The company is using OESIS Framework to improve the configuration of predefined security integration.

For more information on Opswat and the impact this innovative company is making in the industry, check out this video in full.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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