Announcing Glasswall Desktop Freedom – a Freemium CDR Solution to Protect Against File-Based Cybersecurity Threats

by | Mar 17, 2022 | Company news

Delivering Protection That Doesn’t Wait for Detection, Glasswall Desktop Freedom Enables Organizations to Trust Every File

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of Glasswall Desktop Freedom, a freemium version of our market-leading desktop CDR application. Developed to help protect organizations across both public and private sectors from the risks of file-based security threats such as malware and ransomware, it delivers protection that doesn’t wait for detection so users can trust every file.

Glasswall CDR technology offers proactive protection from file-based cybersecurity threats hidden within today’s most popular file formats. In contrast to detection-based security, such as antivirus and sandboxing that must play catch up with new threats, Glasswall Desktop Freedom instantly cleans and rebuilds every file to match its ‘known good’ industry specification – automatically removing potential risks and closing the ‘protection gap’ that can be up to 18 days with detection-based security.

Glasswall Desktop Freedom is available as a freemium download for Microsoft Windows 10 and 11, and enables organizations to analyze, sanitize and protect up to 20 files per day, with a maximum file size of 5MB. Available to users for 12 months after activation, the solution delivers sanitization across a range of the most widely used file and document types, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe PDF. Users can upgrade from Glasswall Desktop Freedom to unlock additional features and protection capacity by purchasing a license from Glasswall’s range of Desktop CDR products.

Easily clean and rebuild files – for free

The Glasswall Desktop Freedom download offers a quick and easy way to sanitize files from the safety of the user’s computer and secure network infrastructure. Designed to be simple to deploy and use, with easy drag and drop functionality to ensure every document entering the organization is safe without sacrificing productivity. The solution also offers users an offline file processing and sanitization option, enabling them to clean and rebuild files without sending them outside of established trust boundaries.

Glasswall CDR has been developed for a variety of use cases, including zero-day threat defense, sanitizing new files entering the organization, as a solution for legacy file clean-up, and protecting against threats contained in website downloads and uploads. After each file is processed, users are provided with a File Analysis Report, detailing the original file risk level, active content that has been removed, and objects and structures that have been repaired.

Users can also set policies for each of the supported file formats, allowing them to specify whether active content is removed from the file, allowed (left in the file), or disallowed (the file is not rebuilt). It can also interact with files on removable media such as a USB drive or memory card.

“At this time of heightened concern around the cyber defenses of organizations in every sector, Glasswall is offering this freemium solution to help better protect against one of the most common and successful cyber attack strategies – the use of files and documents,” explained Danny Lopez, CEO of Glasswall. “It will also help IT and security teams to evaluate and understand the major impact CDR can have on their ability to deliver proactive protection and address zero-day vulnerabilities.’

For further information and to download Glasswall Desktop Freedom, click here.

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