THE ONLY EFFICIENT WAY TO STOP ZERO-DAY MALWARE
The received file is scanned for known threats.
The file is being broken down into its basic objects and analyzes each individual section and metadata while neutrallzing any thear.
The cleansed file is reconsructed, while preserving the integrity and functionality of the original file, now safe to save and edit.
Malware is like evil butterflies: they have a larva stage, when they manifest as zero-day attacks; and an adult stage, when they manifest as recurring attacks on the same vulnerability.
Traditional, detection-based solutions, like antivirus software, only detect the “adults”: malware that is already known to the system. In contrast – prevention-based solutions stop the “larva” from ever infesting the organization in the first place – and to date are the only effective method to stop zero-day malware.
When it comes to file borne zero-day attacks, prevention by sanitization is key. A CDR (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) solution using sanitization doesn’t rely on comparing files to a database of known threats. Instead, it takes every single file apart, neutralizes both known and unknown threats, and rebuilds the file – so that it is safe and ready to use.The best sanitization tools are those that sanitize a wide range of file types, quickly, and without compromising on file functionality.