GFI VIPRE® Antivirus Integrated into OPSWAT MetaDefender™ Products

April 19, 2011 - 12:00

GFI Software’s Advanced Technology Group helps OPSWAT strengthen its multi-engine malware detection capabilities

The Advanced Technology Group (ATG) of GFI Software today announced that OPSWAT Inc. has added GFI VIPRE® Antivirus technology to its MetaDefender solutions portfolio. OPSWAT—a leader in multi-engine malware scanning solutions—enhanced its malware detection capabilities by incorporating the award-winning VIPRE Antivirus engine into its MetaDefender Threat Analyzer, MetaDefender for Media and Metascan® products.

VIPRE Antivirus protects users from all types of malware threats including viruses, adware, spyware, worms, and rootkits. Through ATG, GFI licenses the VIPRE Antivirus engine and other industry leading security detection and analysis tools to OEMs, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), service providers, enterprises and government agencies worldwide. ATG partners incorporate GFI technologies for use in the products they develop for resale or as critical components of their own internal IT security practices.

“Our partnership with GFI Software enables us to increase the power of our multiple-engine scanning solutions so we can provide our customers with the most airtight security available,” said Tom Mullen, vice president, Business Development, OPSWAT. “Our continued commitment to our customers is to deliver optimized antimalware protection that significantly increases detection rates without surrendering system resources. That’s what our customers demand, and VIPRE Antivirus helps us deliver.”

“The MetaDefender products will help introduce VIPRE Antivirus to OPSWAT’s diverse customer base, which includes FORTUNE 500 companies, government agencies and leading hardware and software producers,” said Chad Loeven, vice president, Advanced Technology Group, GFI Software. “Malware detection is of paramount concern for these companies, but it is rarely a core competency. That’s why they rely on GFI’s Advanced Technology Group and our partners to integrate VIPRE into their own products and systems.”

Specialized Solutions for Threat Analysis and Defense
GFI’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG) is backed by the extensive research capabilities and proprietary technologies developed by GFI Labs, the company’s research and analysis division. ATG markets and licenses GFI’s threat analysis and malware detection technologies to large enterprises, government and defense agencies with uniquely sensitive and demanding IT security requirements; as well as to software developers and hardware manufacturers whose products require proven, embedded security solutions.

ATG’s specialized threat analysis and defense solutions include:

  • GFI Sandbox – An industry leading analysis tool that enables security professionals to assess suspected malware, its behavior and its potential threat within a controlled, monitored environment. GFI Sandbox enables users to see how potential malware applications execute, what system changes they will make and what network traffic they attempt to generate without risking actual loss of data or compromising a network. GFI Sandbox is used by government and defense agencies, as well as large enterprises like financial institutions to identify and defend against targeted attacks on their systems.
  • GFI ThreatTrack – Continuously updated data feeds generated by GFI’s extensive partner network and internal research provide subscribers with the latest malicious websites, IP addresses and malware. ThreatTrack users proactively identify and defend against harmful URLs, emails and other Internet traffic threatening their network. ThreatTrack is available as a stand-alone data feed, or it can be licensed for inclusion in third-party security products or as an add-on service with GFI Sandbox.
  • VIPRE Antivirus SDK – A powerful, best-of-breed antimalware Software Development Kit (SDK) that enables OEM partners, ISVs, service providers and enterprises to integrate the VIPRE Antivirus engine into their products or custom applications developed for internal use. The VIPRE Antivirus SDK is available for Windows desktop applications and gateway appliances defending the network. 

To learn more about GFI and its Advanced Technology Group, visit, send email to or call 888-688-8457.

About OPSWAT, Inc.
Founded in 2002, OPSWAT is the industry leader in software management SDKs, interoperability certification and multiple-engine scanning solutions.  With both software manageability and multi-scanning products, OPSWAT offers simplified and comprehensive SDKs that reduce time and costs for your engineering and testing teams. OPSWAT delivers: OESIS Framework, an open development framework that enables software engineers to develop products that manage thousands of third-party software applications; Multi-scanning products including Metascan, MetaDefender for Media, and MetaDefender for Secure Access, which optimize several anti-malware engines to scan for viruses simultaneously; Filterbit, a free online tool powered by Metascan for scanning suspicious files; and AppRemover, a free utility that enables the complete uninstallation of antivirus applications. To learn more, visit or send email to

About GFI
GFI Software provides web and mail security, archiving, backup and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via an extensive global partner community. GFI products are available either as on-premise solutions, in the cloud or as a hybrid of both delivery models. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of SMBs, GFI satisfies the IT needs of organizations on a global scale. The company has offices in the United States (North Carolina, California and Florida), UK (London and Dundee), Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong, Philippines and Romania, which together support hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world and is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.