Metascan Hash Database Offers High Malware Detection Rates and Fast Throughput

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OPSWAT’s new Metascan Hash Database for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT Administrators provides high malware detection rates, fast throughput and low latency.

Metascan Hash Database not only offers the benefits of fast multi-scanning, it can also reduce the impact of false positives.

OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced the release of their new Metascan Hash Database, a fast growing collection of millions of scan results from 40+ antivirus engines. Delivered on-premises and updated daily, the Metascan Hash Database enables ISVs and Enterprises to integrate fast anti-malware multi-scanning technology into their applications and networks without requiring files to be sent outside of the network, offering improved detection rates, fast throughput and low latency.

Accessible through a customizable API or as an engine in OPSWAT’s multi-scanning solution Metascan, the Metascan Hash Database offers fast throughput and low latency by querying an on-premises database for existing scan results, rather than having to rescan each file. This allows software vendors to incorporate fast multi-scanning technology into their security applications, decreasing the volume of files that need to be subjected to more intensive analysis. IT professionals can take advantage of the advanced threat protection benefits of multi-scanning while maintaining high efficiency.

James Arnold Ph.D., Director of Data Science and Product Manager at OPSWAT, said: “Metascan Hash Database not only offers the benefits of fast multi-scanning, it can also reduce the impact of false positives by allowing you to set which anti-virus engines to trust, the minimum number of engines that must detect a file as malware, and how recent the scan results must be.”

About Metascan Hash Database

Powered by Metascan Online, the Metascan Hash Database contains a rapidly growing database of scan results of more than 40 leading commercial anti-malware engines including Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, AVG, Avira and many others. The database consists of files from different operating systems including Windows, iOS, Linux and Android, as well as a wide variety of file types, such as executables, archive, document, graphical, audio, video, PDF, text and emails.

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OPSWAT is a San Francisco-based software company that provides solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure. Founded in 2002, OPSWAT delivers solutions that provide manageability of endpoints and networks, and helps organizations protect against zero-day attacks by using multiple anti-malware engine scanning and document sanitization. OPSWAT’s intuitive applications and comprehensive development kits are deployed by SMB, enterprise and OEM customers to more than 100 million endpoints worldwide.

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