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OPSWAT Brings Multi-Anti-Malware Scanning to Exchange Server

OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced the release of the new Mail Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server for their multi-anti-malware scanning and threat prevention product Metascan®. The Mail Agent is a result of OPSWAT's recent acquisition of Red Earth Software, developer of email security solutions for Exchange Server. The new Mail Agent now extends OPSWAT's advanced threat protection technology to email-borne threats.

A recent survey by OPSWAT uncovered that more than half of respondents experienced a malware breach via email in the last 18 months. With email being a major source of malware, the Metascan Mail Agent is an important addition in helping organizations protect themselves against advanced threats.

Email Attachment Scanning for Exchange Server

With the Mail Agent, Metascan can intercept all incoming and outgoing email attachments on Microsoft Exchange Server and quickly scan them with multiple anti-malware engines (up to 30 engines). When a threat is found, emails can be placed in quarantine for further inspection. Each Metascan license includes a Mail Agent license for up to 25 users, with more users available for purchase.

"Using anti-malware multi-scanning is essential for email security since it significantly increases the malware detection rates and reduces the vulnerabilities created by a specific antivirus engine's limitations," said Mike Spykerman, Vice President of Product Management at OPSWAT.

"We are excited about the release of the Mail Agent for our product Metascan. The addition of email security, along with our server, web and endpoint security, has brought us another step closer towards reaching our goal of offering a complete solution for securing data workflow from all entry points," said Benny Czarny, CEO at OPSWAT.

About Metascan

Metascan is a powerful and flexible multi-scanning solution that can quickly scan files with multiple anti-malware engines to detect and block advanced threats. By using multiple anti-malware engines from vendors like Symantec, ESET, McAfee, and many others, Metascan technology increases detection rates for all types of malware without the hassle of licensing and maintaining multiple antivirus engines. Metascan's document sanitization technology allows for the removal of unknown threats that may be missed by anti-malware engines. An evaluation version of Metascan and the Mail Agent is available from the OPSWAT Portal.


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 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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