Sponsored by: OPSWAT
WEBINAR: Add more depth to your defense: Maximize malware detection by scanning data with multiple antivirus engines
Wednesday December 12, 2012 TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT
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Antivirus programs are a valid part of a defense-in-depth security architecture. However, no single antivirus program can stop 100% of malware. Is there a way to improve antivirus malware detection rates, even for zero day threats?
OPSWAT has dramatically increased the effectiveness of antivirus scanning by combining 20 or more distinct antivirus engines into one system. By using Metascan to scan files, you harness the unique capabilities of multiple antivirus products simultaneously operating in a single solution. Metascan is a server application with a local and network programming interface and a variety of fully incorporated and licensed antivirus engines that allows customers to use multiple engine scanning technology in their security architecture. Through highly flexible APIs and ready to use clients, we provide the customer with numerous options for integrating Metascan into existing or custom built security systems.
Join Thomas Chimento, Sr. Product Manager from OPSWAT, to learn how Metascan is being used to catch malware moving across security domains, stored on files servers or uploaded to web servers, and to protect critical infrastructure facilities, identify false positives in commercial software, and aid in computer forensics.
What Attendees will learn:
How and why malware has changed over the past few decades
The inherent limitations of antivirus programs in protecting against malware
How a multi-scanning solution can be used to mitigated these limitations
From The Expert Corner
December 10, 2012
Golden Spike vs. Apollo - Part 2 - Cost, Technology, Management
By Doug Mohney, Contributing Editor
Some skeptics of the Golden Spike company’s plan to put commercial astronauts on the Moon have focused in on the system's price tag (News - Alert), Golden Spike CEO Alan Stern put the R&D costs at $7 billion to $8 billion with single mission costs for a two person crew at around $1.5 billion. The estimated full up cost for the 1960s Apollo program ran to $110 billion in 2012, including the development and testing, averaging out to a whopping $18 billion per landing.
“I would say that Stern doesn’t have enough zeros in his budget,” policy expert John Pike told Wired, asserting there's been no improvements in rocket technology since "the days of Kennedy." Wired also seems to believe the Big Rocket Cabal philosophy that you need something massive and heavy in order to get to the Moon, preferably stacked on the largest rocket you can build.
However, it might be a more true statement to say rocket manufacturing hasn't advanced much since the 1960s, while a host of other enabling technologies has continued to evolve at a rapid clip. For example, Apollo era space navigation problems, which once took over three minutes to calculation on IBM (News - Alert) mainframes, are now run on off-the-shelf PCs and software in a couple of mouse clicks. Materials engineering has advanced significantly. Add in new aluminum and steel alloys, composites, and the low cost of titanium vs. the 1960s to get both weight savings and improved performance over Apollo-era projects... Read More