San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2011
OPSWAT announced today that the OPSWAT Certification Program has been launched to replace the former OESIS OK program. With over 300 certified products from prominent security application vendors, OPSWAT Certification is the industry standard interoperability program, and best of all – it’s free.
As a free interoperability certification program, OPSWAT Certification is designed to enable technology partnerships between independent software vendors and leading network and technology solutions. Certified products are verified interoperable with all SSL VPN, NAC and other manageability solutions that employ OPSWAT’s OESIS Framework, including solutions from vendors such as Citrix, Cisco, Juniper and many others.
With an estimated 100 million end users connecting through OPSWAT powered solutions, security application vendors must ensure their compatibility to satisfy customer needs. OPSWAT Certification helps eliminate compatibility issues to keep customers happy and to reduce support call costs.
Norman, one of OPSWAT’s 58 Certified Partners, recognizes the benefits of the program: “We have been working with OPSWAT for several years to ensure that all of our products are OPSWAT Certified. Verifying interoperability is an important step in our product development,” commented Matt Allen, Technology & Forensics Analyst, Norman. Other notable OPSWAT Certified Partners include Kaspersky, ESET, Trend Micro and recent addition Symantec, who received certifications for Norton 360 and Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud.
End users choose OPSWAT Bronze, Silver and Gold Certified products to reduce compatibility issues with their network solution. The three certification levels indicate the level of interoperability of the product with the OESIS Framework. System administrators recommend OPSWAT Certified products because the increased level of interoperability allows them to enforce stricter, more secure access policies.
“We are extremely pleased to help increase interoperability in the security field,” said Priti Dadlani, technical manager of the OPSWAT Certification Program. “Our certification helps end users, system administrators, software vendors and network solution providers experience fewer compatibility issues and smoother, more secure network connections.”
For more information about the OPSWAT Certification Program, please visit http://www.opswat.com/certified or contact certification(at)opswat(dot)com. Vendors wishing to partner with OPSWAT can visit http://www.opswat.com/partners/certification for more information.
Founded in 2002, OPSWAT is the industry leader in software management SDKs, interoperability certification and multiple-engine scanning solutions. With both software manageability and multi-scanning products, OPSWAT offers simplified and comprehensive SDKs that reduce time and costs for your engineering and testing teams. OPSWAT delivers: OESIS Framework, an open development framework that enables software engineers to develop products that manage thousands of third-party software applications; Multi-scanning products including Metascan, MetaDefender for Media, MetaDefender Threat Analyzer and MetaDefender for Secure Access, which optimize several anti-malware engines to scan for viruses simultaneously; Filterbit, a free online demo of MetaDefender Threat Analyzer for scanning suspicious files; and AppRemover, a free utility that enables the complete uninstallation of antivirus applications.