Spotlight On: Glasswall CDR Use Cases – Malware Risk Removal

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Thought leadership

It goes with saying that malware is big news worldwide – but it’s only by taking a look behind the headlines that the real scale of the issue becomes clear. The AV-TEST Institute, for instance, registers over 450,000 new malware programs and potentially unwanted applications every day. This has contributed to a long term trend whereby malware levels have gone from just under 100 million in 2012 to over 1.2 billion during the last 12 months.

Looking at ransomware in particular, recent analysis revealed that there were over 300 million attacks in the first half of this year alone. This is not only a new record high, but is more than the total for the whole of 2020.

It’s not just the volume of malware that has increased, but also the levels of complexity and sophistication employed by cybercriminals. Put these together and organizations find themselves in the perfect cybersecurity storm because reactive detection-based security methods – such as antivirus – simply can’t keep up. Businesses are at particular risk with popular file formats (e.g. PDFs, Word and Excel files) offering many places for malware to hide.

It’s time for a better way

Glasswall CDR offers proactive protection that ensures every file is safe. It instantly cleans and rebuilds files to match their known good manufacturer’s specification – automatically removing potential threats.

This simple approach delivers some important benefits: not only does Glasswall CDR disarm and secures every file in real-time, it protects against future unknown attacks. It also supports a wide array of file formats, is signature-less and can run in an air-gapped environment without needing regular updates.

Glasswall supports embedded SDK or Kubernetes-based architecture where throughput of files requires the ability to rapidly scale. And by offering a cloud native and open architecture, users can implement Glasswall without risk of platform lock-in to any particular cloud service provider.


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