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CDR TECHNOLOGY

Simple and elegant in concept, Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) is a proven cyber-protection technology that delivers superior results in the prevention of advanced persistent threats (APT’s), ransomware, zero-days, and “traditional” viruses, complimenting other anti-malware technologies such as sandboxes and detection-based AV’s. It efficiently blocks all file-based attacks from known and unknown malware by enforcing a “known good” format on all incoming files rather than seeking to detect the endlessly evolving “known bad”. In a way, CDR is like sterilizing an operating theater prior to surgery rather than applying antibiotics to an already infected patient.

A good CDR solution will have both detection and disarm/reconstruction capabilities. In the CDR process, a file is broken-down to its elementary parts as defined by international/vendor specifications. The individual components are deeply scrutinized and cleansed from any malware, stripped of any embedded active codes, and reassembled in a way that disrupts any remaining hidden malicious code. The end results is a functionally identical, completely new and safe copy of the original file.

This deconstruction and reconstruction capability also serve to apply surgical file redaction for data-loss prevention (DLP) schemes on outgoing data flows.

CDR stages:

  • File deconstruction to its elementary components
  • Deep scanning with multiple AV’s, TrueType scans and file signature verification applied to each component separately
  • Disarming the components from any foreign active content like macros, scripts etc.
  • Reconstructing the file, removing in the process all components that do not meet the requirements

WHY GateScanner?

We are certain that our CDR technology is practically impregnable. Our clients’ independent penetration tests repeatedly show up to 99.99 % detection rates for unknown threats, and that’s the bottom line  – but it’s not the whole story. 

Adding a new component to an existing system can be a major challenge, and flexibility is key to a successful implementation. With this in mind, we built GateScanner to be modular, highly configurable and easily scalable. You can pick and choose any part of the CDR process you want to implement, and how. You can choose which of your channels to protect, and you can chain up to ten GateScanner engines on-the-fly, to achieve virtually unlimited processing capacity.

Challenged to deliver unique solutions for a wide variety of client network configurations, we developed an External-Tools-Integration engine, enabling the insertion of GateScanner  processing into practically any point along the data processing flow –  before or after your existing security tools –  and optimizing the overall performance of all tools in the process. GateScanner will upgrade your entire security profile.

For us, every client is an opportunity to get creative. Our highly dedicated development team works closely with clients to fulfill their most ambitious goals. We look forward to creating your solution!

GateScanner features: 

GateScanner achieves prevention levels of up to 99.99% for undetectable threats, protecting organizations from APT’s, Zero-days, ransomware and other file-based attacks.
Extreme flexibility – the GateScanner solution is modular, scalable and highly configurable
Built-in external-tools integration optimizes performance of all existing security tools

CDR deep-scans of deconstructed files with multiple-AV’s, including Next-Gen AI/ML AV, reaching detection levels of up to 2.5 times the rate of detection for the original composite file scan

More than 300 file types supported including password protected files and DICOM medical imaging files
GateScanner implements CDR technology to protect email, portable media uploads, cross-network file transfers, safe browser downloads, computing appliances and to enable cross domain solutions with unidirectional gateways.
All processing is on the client side. No vendor involvement

Sasa Software is privately owned by Kibbutz Sasa, Israel, with the majority of profits channeled back into R&D.  We’re in this for the long run