Glasswall CDR Platform

Industry-leading Content Disarm and Reconstruction out-of-the-box – enabling security teams to quickly and easily protect their organization against file-based threats.

Your existing security deployments are leaving you 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.


The Glasswall API endpoints are provided as standard, to ensure that integration is as friction-less as possible.

The Glasswall CDR Platform:

Out-of-the-box zero-trust file protection

Zero-trust file protection by The Glasswall Platform 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.

The Glasswall cloud-native CDR Platform 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. The Glasswall CDR Platform’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 observability and metrics reporting

Key features

  • Protect and maintain the usability of approximately 116GBs* of data or 186,000* files in a one-hour with each CDR Platform node possessing 8 (virtual) cores
  • Content management policy for Microsoft Office and PDF files which can be controlled dynamically via the API
  • Intuitive REST-based 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, OKE and Minikube
  • 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 the REST API here
  • 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

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Best-in-class file-based protection
from Glasswall

Glasswall is the market leader for Content Disarm and Reconstruction. Our CDR technology utilizes Kubernetes architecture to provide an infinitely scalable platform that 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:

“CDR is making the online world safer for us all. It’s exciting to be part of a high-growth company with such an important mission.”

  • 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

Industry-leading performance:

Five workload nodes in Kubernetes cluster

Throughput:Files processedMBs processed
Per hour186,000116,522 mb
Per day4,464,0002,796,539 mb
Median file processing speed815 ms
API success rate99,999 %

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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We believe people should be free to open their files without fear. To click on anything without risk of catastrophe. To use systems the way they were meant to be used. That’s why we’re raising the bar on file security at Glasswall.