Threat detection for remote users by OPSWAT

OPSWAT announced the official release of GEARS, a cloud-based 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. It 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.

It 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, it 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.

GEARS can be seamlessly integrated into secure access solutions to provide an additional layer of enforcement for remote users. 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 our contact page to get in touch with an OPSWAT representative.

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