About CDR Platform
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About CDR Platform

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For the very latest information about Glasswall's CDR Platform (V2), please visit here.

The content below relates to V1 of the CDR Platform, which continues to enjoy support. Future feature development and innovation will focus on V2 of the CDR Platform.

Glasswall’s CDR Platform is built upon powerful cloud-native architecture using scalable Kubernetes.

Traditional antivirus solutions don't provide complete protection because newer threats still evade detection. Sandboxes are better at addressing malware, but this often affects user experience by interrupting productivity.

Our CDR technology automatically removes potential threats from unknown files in less than a second, without compromising the file’s contents.

Glasswall can host a dedicated SaaS or can enable organizations to deploy the solution into their own environments. The Glasswall API endpoints are provided as standard, to ensure that integration is as frictionless as possible.

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What is CDR?

CDR stands for Content Disarm & Reconstruction.

Glasswall’s CDR technology works by:

  • Inspecting a file’s digital DNA
  • Cleaning risky content according to set policy
  • Rebuilding to ‘known good’ standard
  • Delivering a safe & visually identical file

Compared to traditional sandboxing and antivirus solutions which fail to detect zero-day threats, our CDR technology provides an on average 18-day protection advantage.

Key Features

  • Content management policy for Microsoft Office and PDF files which can be controlled dynamically via the API
  • Two sets of REST-based API endpoints, synchronous Cloud API and asynchronous modes to help developers devise the most effective integration approach to meet their needs
  • Kubernetes-based architecture which can be deployed via a managed Kubernetes service such as AKS, EKS, GKE or OKE for Azure, AWS, Google Cloud and Oracle or as a stand alone machine instance such as an AMI (in AWS)
  • Terraform deployment scripts and helm charts to support a managed Kubernetes service
  • Always-on service via a range of deployment options to provide organizations with ability to establish resilient patterns, spanning multiple availability zones and regions around the world
  • Cloud APIs are compliance with the OpenAPI v3.x specifications, allowing development teams to rapidly create client software integrations using codegen tools
  • Deep file inspection, beyond artefacts such as the so-called magic number, to accurately report what file data suggests about the true file type
  • Over 50 supported file formats and counting


Our CDR Platform is built using scalable Kubernetes (k8s). This is a technology that automates deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Containers within an application are grouped into logical units for easy management, and Kubernetes provides a way to schedule and deploy those containers. It also scales them to your desired state and manages their lifecycle.

Find out more about Kubernetes.

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