How to prevent malware with content disarming and reconstruction (CDR) via Azure Marketplace

Published Jul 06 2021 11:24 AM 1,313 Views

According to the Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigative Report, most malware attacks originate through email attachments, many with embedded malicious content. With the constant threat of ransomware, zero-day attacks, and state-sponsored hackers, managed service providers (MSPs) and cloud service providers (CSPs) need effective solutions to mitigate risks to themselves and their customers.

 

Azure Marketplace partners such as odix provide an essential complementary security layer that purges email-based attacks before they reach end users. FileWall for Exchange Online from odix uses content disarming and reconstruction (CDR) technology to prevent attacks delivered via email attachment, supplementing Microsoft 365 Exchange Online security capabilities.

 

Yehudah Sunshine, Head of PR & Chief Evangelist at odix explains how its CDR technology adds defense in depth to Microsoft 365 technology, empowering system administrators and users:

 

The threat of file-based attacks is on the rise

 

Originally designed for military needs, CDR technology has been adapted for civilian use to provide strategic protection against malware attempting to enter an organization’s network through email attachments. A 2018 Gartner report found that CDR effectively defends against new and unfamiliar threats that traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as antivirus, sandbox, and extended detection and response (EDR), are unable to stop.

 

CDR relies upon comprehensive deep file inspections to inspect, strip, and neutralize incoming files, removing malicious attachments and embedded dynamic content before a user has access to the email attachment. The clean and secure files are reconstructed and uploaded via the mail server to the intended recipient. The entire process takes seconds.

 

Policy management combines with file inspection to provide fine-grained control for system administrators, resulting in exacting coverage to all users and access levels. System administrators can provide a high level of protection against malware through customizable settings.

 

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FileWall for Exchange Online, odix’s dynamic CDR-based security add-in, stops the threat of file-based attacks in its tracks. Purging malicious code embedded in all common file types and dozens of other file types, FileWall for Exchange Online is an ideal complementary product that amplifies Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Windows 365 defender to provide malware prevention to users across sectors and business sizes.

 

odix has been at the cutting edge of CDR technology for several years and stops distributed malware attacks (DMAs), encrypted malware attacks (EMAs), zero-day attacks, and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

 

Supporting native Microsoft security provides critical benefits

 

FileWall for Exchange integrates with Exchange Online through single-click deployment and onboarding. Administrators gain enhanced protection and visibility into malware threats without changes to infrastructure. FileWall facilitates continuous mail flow to mailboxes without any loss of security capabilities.

 

Catering to Microsoft 365 users through a range of cloud-based solutions, odix’s solutions have successfully been integrated into the energy, banking and finance, utility, healthcare, and IT sectors, among others.

 

Who is odix?

 

odix is an Israel-based cybersecurity company with offices in the United States and Europe, a Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) member, and a Microsoft partner. odix has designed native-level security solutions for the Microsoft 365 Exchange Online ecosystem.

 

By developing solutions from the ground up using the Graph API, optimizing reporting capabilities to Microsoft Sentinel, and utilizing the ethos that complementary solutions must fully support Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Microsoft 365 Defender deployment, odix’s security solutions provide an added protection layer for Microsoft 365 users.

 

To learn more and get a free trial of FileWall for Exchange Online, visit its page on the Azure Marketplace.

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