OPSWAT Releases GEARS for Advanced Threat Detection and Endpoint Compliance

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Cloud-based Solution Provides Unique Capabilities for Advanced Threat Detection for Remote Users as Well as Enhanced Compliance Enforcement for SSL VPN and NAC Solutions


Cloud-based solution provides advanced threat detection and compliance enforcement for remote users.

GEARS provides information to ensure that each user attempting to connect to an organization’s network remotely is compliant with existing security and compliance policies as well as free of threats.

OPSWAT today announced the official release of GEARS, a cloud-based solution that provides IT and security professionals with advanced threat detection and compliance enforcement for both remote users and managed devices.

OPSWAT GEARS is a network security management platform that offers advanced threat detection for remote users by identifying potential threats that the existing antivirus software might have missed or could not remediate. GEARS provides a reassurance of device security by utilizing more than 40 anti-malware engines from leading vendors such as Avira, Bitdefender, ESET and many more to scan remote devices for active malware. GEARS also looks at the threat log of the existing antivirus software to identify threats that cannot be remediated or that the user is repeatedly downloading.

GEARS also enables greater visibility and control over endpoint protection applications and their status by allowing administrators to quickly detect and remediate compliance issues. Powered by OPSWAT’s OESIS Framework, GEARS can detect and remediate security applications including antivirus, firewall, hard disk encryption and many others. GEARS also monitors unwanted applications, such as public file sharing, and system status, including whether the user is password protected.

“We’re incredibly excited to announce the official release of OPSWAT GEARS,” said Abby Kearns, Senior Director of Business Development at OPSWAT. “By providing advanced threat detection and compliance enforcement, GEARS provides information to ensure that each user attempting to connect to an organization’s network remotely is compliant with existing security and compliance policies as well as free of threats.”

Organizations that strive to remain HIPAA compliant, such as healthcare facilities, will benefit from the ability to enforce device compliance. These organizations can use GEARS to determine if hard disk encryption is installed on an endpoint and actively encrypting to ensure private patient information is properly protected. By providing greater endpoint protection visibility, GEARS allows administrators to quickly remediate issues without the hassle of manually monitoring an entire network.

GEARS can be seamlessly integrated into secure access solutions to provide an additional layer of enforcement for remote users. Using GEARS, remote users attempting to gain network access through a third-party security solution can be scanned for malware and assessed for adherence to compliance policies. Additionally, security professionals can leverage the expansive RESTful APIs to integrate GEARS into remote monitoring and management platforms for additional visibility and manageability of endpoints.

Users can manage up to 25 devices for free by registering for an OPSWAT GEARS account. For users interested in monitoring more than 25 devices, please visit opswat.com/about/contact-us to get in touch with an OPSWAT representative.

For additional information about GEARS or additional available benefits and features, please visit https://gears.opswat.com/ or visit OPSWAT at RSA Conference 2014 in booth #2531.


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 that help organizations protect against zero day attacks by using multiple antivirus engine scanning and detailed file filtering. OPSWAT’s intuitive applications and comprehensive development kits are deployed by SMB, enterprise and OEM customers to more than 100 million endpoints worldwide. To learn more about OPSWAT’s innovative and unique solutions, please visit http://www.opswat.com.

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