Auld Lang Syne for Avanan and OPSWAT

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

We begin with an appropriate song for our last blog post of 2016, which we’ll all be singing to bring the year to a close and usher in the new year. "Auld Lang Syne" is a song about remembering old friends—befitting for this post about Avanan formalizing our sales partnership with OPSWAT, one of our longterm friends in the security business (see press release).

Avanan and OPSWAT were founded upon similar philosophies. Each company believes that no single security vendor can be the best at all types of security. Rather, by combining solutions from multiple security vendors, we can provide the most effective security solution.

Avanan has partnered with over 70 security vendors across multiple categories, from data leakage prevention and encryption, to file sanitization and compliance reporting. Malware protection is one of the most highly-demanded customer use-cases. Our customers consistently see the value of combining multiple security tools to deploy cost-effectively and block the latest malware threats. With Avanan, customers typically choose three or four different security vendors with complementary security technologies, providing a defense-in-depth solution. Avanan’s partnership with OPSWAT makes it easier for customers to select multi-vendor packages of signature-based antivirus solutions.

By itself, Metadefender is a single product that combines antivirus engines from up to 30 vendors such as AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee, and Symantec for the desktop. On the Avanan platform, customers can now protect their data in in the cloud with the same suite of tools, saving time and money while providing a much more simplified deployment and ongoing management experience for the customer.

On behalf of Avanan and our newly formalized partner, OPSWAT, we wish you all a very happy (and secure) new year.