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Opswat unveils MetaDefender update on back of 2022 growth

Operations and industrial tech cybersecurity vendor Opswat has closed 2022 on an expansive note as it follows up with a new version of MetaDefender.

Benny Czarny, founder and chief executive at Opswat, said that the last two years had seen significant growth at Opswat.

“This past year we’ve focused on expanding our global footprint, driving product innovation and increasing our team to ensure an excellent customer experience,” Czarny said in an announcement.

The company, which as of December 2022 boasts 600 employees and 14 offices across 21 countries, focuses on OT and industrial cybersecurity for enterprise device access, including zero-trust based network access control and visibility.

During 2022, the vendor certified 30,000 Opswat Academy professionals as well as acquiring Filescan.io and adding new products including MetaDefender cloud email security as a service and Opswat Neuralyzer for malware analysis of OT and supply chain.

Opswat opened its first critical infrastructure protection lab in Asia to demonstrate network security trends and solutions. The focus would be on “real world” use cases and IT/|OT attacks, it said.

Opswat MetaDefender Core aims to protect web applications, endpoints, and other data sources from advanced cyberthreats, using its proprietary deep content disarm and reconstruction (Deep CDR) tech alongside multi-scanning, file-based vulnerability assessment, data loss prevention (DLP) and threat intel.

According to Opswat, features of the new v5.4.0 version include an ability to share extracted ‘child’ files among MetaDefender Core instances, which it says should “optimise” productivity and improve performance when it comes to archive processing.

Authentication sessions for MetaDefender Core instances are now shared with the Redis caching server, while the Central Hub now supports batch processing.

Docker containerisation enhancements include support for zero down-time MetaDefender Core upgrades of Kubernetes, and for data retention. A log rotate service has been build into the Docker base image, and Docker runs will now support proxy configuration, new ‘allowCrossIPSessions’ enablement on container startup, and more.

More detail on the new version is on the Opswat website here.

( Photo by Patrick Federi on Unsplash )

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