VirusTotal += CloudStat URL scanner

Today we are introducing a new URL scanner that will be characterizing URLs submitted by users to VirusTotal: CloudStat. In their own words:

CloudStat is a new platform set to revolutionize the way companies collect and analyze their data. It identifies compliance gaps, detects configuration problems and warns customers of cyber security threats by applying our proprietary analysis engine to millions of data points. It delivers concise actionable reports directly to mobile devices. The team behind CloudStat is dedicated to helping companies mitigate risks, increase productivity and reduce costs.

Let us look at how their verdicts show up:

Judging by the reports, it seems that this new engine nicely complements other datasets, such that aggregate threat coverage has been improved, this is good news. Hopefully this addition results in more secure users world-wide.

Welcome CloudStat!
Source: VirusTotal

VirusTotal += Arcabit

We welcome Arcabit scanner to VirusTotal. This is a multi-engine product from Poland. In the words of the company:
“Arcabit is a Polish vendor of the antivirus and protection software. Arcabit antivirus engine is the hybrid of two solutions – Bitdefender and its own, constantly developed 
engine with rapid response to the new threats. Arcabit uses advanced cloud solutions to identify trends in malware development and to ensure an early response to new threats.
The heuristic mechanisms implemented by Arcabit (identified as HEUR.*) offer the efficacy at the level of 99.9% in detecting threats spreading through popular Web channels – www, email etc.”

Source: VirusTotal