February 15, 2011
San Francisco, CA - February 15, 2011 - Industry leaders OPSWAT and ZIVELO are working together to provide Ameren Corporation with top of the line anti-malware solutions. Ameren has recently received three media scanning terminals manufactured by ZIVELO, which are powered by OPSWAT’s MetaDefender for Media (MD4M) anti-malware software.
OPSWAT, the industry leader in software management SDKs, interoperability certification and multiple-engine scanning solutions, has partnered with ZIVELO, the world’s largest public terminal and digital signage hardware manufacturer, to create media scanning terminals. The terminals provide antivirus scanning of USB drives, memory cards, CDs and DVDs. These media devices are multi-scanned with up to nine leading antivirus engines, optimized to provide a quick and thorough scan. OPSWAT’s Chief Technology Officer, Tausheet Antani, commented, “About 25% of threats are spread through portable media. MD4M offers our customers an easily implemented and secure method to protect against threats on those devices.”
ZIVELO packages the MD4M software in a sleek, stand-alone kiosk, creating a complete and easy to use terminal. Each terminal is equipped with multiple ports for connecting USB drives, memory cards and CDs or DVDs, and features a simple and intuitive user experience. ZIVELO is also offering the turnkey package under the GSA schedule.
“Highly visible and intuitive ZIVELO kiosks running MD4M provide a way for administrators to increase end user awareness of and compliance with malware scanning requirements,” said Tom Mullen, Vice President of Business Development at OPSWAT. “Placing the kiosks at designated checkpoints within an organization establishes control over portable media entering restricted areas.”
As the largest utility company in Missouri and the second largest in Illinois, Ameren is dedicated to providing great service to their millions of customers. Ameren currently uses the terminals from OPSWAT and ZIVELO at its facilities to scan removable media before it is allowed to be used.
These kiosks allow Ameren employees and visitors the self-service ability to scan their offline media without recruiting the help of IT support. “Industrial system threats, such as Stuxnet, have increased our need to protect our networks from threats originating from removable media.
These kiosks give us added confidence in our ability to help keep our network malware-free. With the multi-scanning software provided by OPSWAT, we don’t have to rely on definitions from a single antivirus engine to catch every threat. In the first two months, the kiosks have proven highly effective in protecting our systems. The rugged ZIVELO kiosks have been operating flawlessly in a variety of inadequate environmental conditions,” said Ed Koeller, Security Analyst at Ameren. The unique solution offered by ZIVELO and OPSWAT provides an extra level of security against malware from removable media, protecting companies when traditional anti-malware solutions can’t.
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; Metascan Online, a free online tool for scanning suspicious files; and AppRemover, a free utility that enables the complete uninstallation of antivirus applications.
With an over 250,000 square foot factory with over 200 employees, ZIVELO is the world’s largest public terminal company. ZIVELO designs, engineers, manufactures, and distributes public terminal systems throughout the world. Just in the last two years, ZIVELO brand awareness has moved from just being in the United States to becoming known globally. ZIVELO now has resellers and distributors in Europe, Australia, Canada and South Africa. ZIVELO stands out in the kiosk industry, very similar to how Apple stands out in the computer sector. With products that are made from aircraft grade aluminum, in a steel driven industry, their machines are produced within the United States under fair trade standards. ZIVELO offers pricing less than the competition while utilizing top quality components and best in class aesthetics. For more information about ZIVELO Public Terminals and Digital Signage please visit www.zivelo.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.