Existing security solutions leave critical data at risk
It is common practice for security teams to deploy detection-based cybersecurity solutions, such as antivirus software and sandboxes, to protect their organization against file-based threats. However, this reliance on detection means no matter how complex a security solution may be, it can still only protect against what it has observed or seen before.
Zero-trust file protection by Glasswall Halo is different. Instead of looking for malicious content, our advanced CDR (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) process treats all files as untrusted, validating, rebuilding and cleaning each one against their manufacturers ‘known-good’ specification.
Glasswall Halo is a cloud-native CDR solution that provides security teams with out-of-the-box file protection capabilities. Built on a Kubernetes architecture, it provides organizations with protection that can scale infinitely to meet demand. Glasswall Halo’s OpenAPI specification compliant design provides developer-centric web services, while open source connectors provide easy on-premises and cloud integrations.
Embed scalable zero-trust file protection across all critical applications
Deploy hubs across your organization to enable CDR workflows across multiple network segments
Utilize open source-based connectors for easy on-premises and cloud integrations
Take control of developer-centric web services with OpenAPI specification compliant design
Analyze original file risk with out-of-the-box metrics and reporting
API controllable content management policy for Microsoft Office, PDF, WebP, Tiff and SVG file formats.
Intuitive API endpoints to help developers devise the most effective integration approach to meet their needs
Kubernetes-based architecture can be deployed via a managed Kubernetes service such as AKS, EKS and OKE
Virtual appliance deployment options for custom or air-gapped environments. OVA and VHD images are based on hardened (DoD STIG) Red Hat Enterprise Linux and RKE2 (or RKE Government) with CIS Kubernetes Benchmark 1.6 conformance.
Terraform deployment scripts and helm charts to support a managed Kubernetes service
Deployment options enable an always-on service that provides organizations with ability to establish resilient patterns spanning multiple availability zones and regions around the world
OpenAPI (OAS3) compliant code samples and examples provided for easy system integration with the API
Deep file inspection, beyond artefacts such as the so-called magic number, to accurately report what file data suggests about the true file type
85+ supported file formats and counting
CDR Halo APIs
Our Synchronous API endpoints enable security teams to present file analysis and rebuild requests to Glasswall Halo – typically securing files in under a second. In addition, the API facilitates policy management actions – enabling security teams to match the processing of a files components with their organizations risk appetite.
The Asynchronous API enables security teams to present and respond to multiple file analysis requests for Glasswall Halo. The APIs ability to handle concurrent operations and non-blocking I/O allows Glasswall Halo to manage resources and respond to multiple requests concurrently – enabling the user to continue at their own convenience, eliminating the requirement to wait for file processing.
The Policy Management API gives security teams the capability to configure content management policies to match their organizations risk appetite, allowing them to govern the treatment of files and their contents during the CDR process. Users are able to create, update, delete or reset content management policies for Glasswall Halo.
This API facilitates the management of licenses for Glasswall Halo. It performs 3 main tasks: 1 – Enables the insertion of a new license certification 2 – Returns a description of all currently installed licenses 3 – Enables the deletion of a currently installed license
Glasswall Halo supports deployment into a range of managed Kubernetes environments via the use of Helm charts. Security teams also have the option of deploying Glasswall Halo in virtualized environments such as Microsoft’s Hyper-V, VMware’s vSphere/ESXi and Virtualbox.
Best-in-class file-based protection from Glasswall
Glasswall is the the market leader for Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR). We supply our zero-trust file protection solutions to nations across the world, including members of NATO, the Five Eyes Alliance and AUKUS. Our CDR technology is infinitely scalable and helps organizations to comply with initiatives such as the NCSC's Pattern for Safely Importing Data, the NSA's Raise the Bar initiative and the NIST Risk Management Framework by the US Department of Commerce.
How we do it better:
Complete file analysis – giving users transparency into file non-conformance with industry specifications
Complete file protection – threats removed and files returned to known-good specifications
Content management options to shape an organization’s security policy based on risk appetite
True file type detection going beyond just the file extension or magic number
Five workload nodes in Kubernetes cluster
Median file processing speed
API success rate
Cluster configuration assumes specific memory and compute allocations for containers. Production performance will ways depend on size and complexities of real world files. Configurations can be optimised to favour throughput or file processing speeds.
20 business files ranging from 17 MB to 0.05 MB in size
File types include: PowerPoint, Video, Excel, Word, Image, PDF, Audio
Mean file size = 3.74 MB
Median file size = 0.64 MB
5 Engines per node
8 virtual cores
28 GB Memory
Request concurrency to availability of resource is 1:1
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