[Pangyo Tech] AhnLab launches malware handling solution for special purpose systems

AhnLab introduced a malware handling solution based on manual inspection for special-purpose systems or special environments where it is difficult to perform real-time inspection and engine updates.

AhnLab announced on Oct. 6 that it has launched AhnLab Xcanner, a malicious code diagnosis and treatment solution dedicated to special purpose systems such as production facilities, POS (Point Of Sales), and kiosks.

AhnLab Xcanner provides △Manual malicious code inspection and treatment without installation method △Scanning and treatment options considering system availability such as CPU share setting and setting to delete untreatable files △Event/diagnosis log inquiry and log file storage △Malware handling and managing feature like quarantine for deleting required program due to infection.

The company explained that AhnLab Xcanner features improved usability in special environments, operational efficiency, and user convenience when linking AhnLab EPS by reflecting the opinions of customers who are operating various special-purpose systems. It is a non-installed solution that security personnel can perform malicious code inspection and treatment even in a closed network, low-spec equipment, or low-bandwidth network environment by putting the solution in a USB.

Also, by providing functions such as CPU occupancy setting, post-treatment, log inquiry and storage, and quarantine, security personnel can secure system availability and security at the same time. When linking with AhnLab EPS, you can download and run AhnLab Xcanner without releasing the lock mode, the state in which the system is protected.

Lee Sang-guk, head of AhnLab’s marketing division, said, “AhnLab Xcanner is a solution that has improved security and usability by reflecting customers’ voices from the planning stage. We will continue to provide a safer OT security environment by identifying various customer demands for operational technology (OT) security and reflecting them.”

Following the launch of AhnLab EPS 2.0 and AhnLab ICM, an EPS server central monitoring and integrated management solution last year, AhnLab strengthened its OT security solution portfolio with the launch of AhnLab Xcanner. In May, following the launch of PoShield+A, a smart factory-specialized security solution with POSCO, ADT Caps also signed an MOU for cooperation in smart factory operation technology (OT) and industrial control system (ICS) security business.

Pangyo Technovalley is an innovation hub for global companies comparable to the Silicon Valley in the US, Zhongguancun in China, and STATION F in France. It is an Asia tech hub with 1,259 IT, BT, CT, and NT companies that possess innovative products and technologies. Located just south of the metropolitan area, it provides the best environment for Korean companies to do business with great transportation access and infrastructure.

Various high-tech companies are located in Pangyo Technovalley, and it is occupied by 64,000 full-time employees, many in their 20-30s. In terms of industry, the companies are engaged in information technology, contents technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

With the support of innovative companies with global capabilities such as Kakao, Naver, AhnLab, Krafton, NCSoft, Nexon, and Hancom, companies in Pangyo Technovalley recorded 107 trillion won in sales last year. Investment and infrastructure growth in Pangyo is expected to continue, with the Metaverse hub entering Pangyo this year.

Source: Pangyo Techno Valley Official Newsroom