OPSWAT Metascan Multi-Scanning Antivirus SDK Adds Additional Engine, New Features

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Version 2.6 adds Quick Heal engine, increases antivirus effectiveness, reduces overall expense.

OPSWAT, Inc., the leading provider of software development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions, today announced the release of a major update to Metascan antivirus SDK, an advanced engine for launching scan requests and obtaining scan results from eight built-in antivirus engines from AVG, CA, ESET, Norman, Quick Heal, Sunbelt, VirusBuster and ClamWin. Available as an Ultra, Lite or Core package, Metascan enables IT professionals and software engineers to deploy multi-scanning solutions, allowing users to effectively scan content with multiple antivirus engines.

Version 2.6 adds a significant number of features and enhancements. Including:

  • Boot sector scanning
  • Scan result caching
  • The addition of the Quick Heal antivirus engine
  • URL filtering
  • A remote client function, allowing users to scan files with a remotely deployed Metascan server using a single CLI

"No single antivirus application detects every threat every time. You can improve the detection capability of your scanning solution by using Metascan," said Toshit Antanti, Director of Engineering, OPSWAT, Inc. "The addition of the remote client and an eighth engine demonstrates OPSWAT's commitment to continually enhancing Metascan. The remote client makes it possible to separate the scanning server from the file or web server by performing scanning via a remotely installed Metascan server. We're excited to be able to provide customers with an improved server-level antivirus solution that delivers advanced file and content-filtering capabilities and the use of multiple scan engines."

Metascan cuts deployment time and expense by providing a single interface to manage all eight antivirus engines. The application 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.

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/products/metascan.

Founded in 2002, OPSWAT provides software engineers and IT pros with development tools and data services to power manageability and security solutions. OPSWAT, Inc. created OESIS OK, an industry-wide certification program that verifies the interoperability of endpoint security applications with products from market-leading technology vendors. The free Am I OESIS OK? utility hosted at http://www.oesisok.com enables end users to assess the interoperability and quality level of their applications.


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