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OPSWAT Brings Data Sanitization to Windows Endpoints

OPSWAT today announced the availability of MetaDefender data sanitization (CDR) technology within MetaDefender Client, the company's offering for protecting organizations from malware coming through USB drives and other portable media.

OPSWAT data sanitization, or Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR), technology is the company's flagship offering for helping organizations prevent zero-day or unknown attacks originating from document-borne embedded malware. Data sanitization (CDR) is available in OPSWAT MetaDefender solutions and can be deployed for protecting web portal applications from file uploads, malicious email attachments, or files traversing any ICAP-enabled device. With this new release of MetaDefender Client, the company extends its data sanitization technology to files transferred via portable media.

Organizations often have to balance the need for employees to share, open, and edit productivity files, such as Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat documents, with the need to protect themselves from threats that can be spread in those file types. The latest release of data sanitization (CDR) in MetaDefender Client allows files to be used flexibly on endpoints after being sanitized to remove any embedded threats.

"We're excited to bring data sanitization to our MetaDefender Client customers," said Horacio Zambrano, VP of Product Marketing at OPSWAT. "With this offering, our MetaDefender platform and solutions now cover the full spectrum of entry points for file-embedded malware."

MetaDefender Client is the only endpoint USB control solution that combines data sanitization (CDR) with multi-scanning for comprehensive protection against known and unknown threats. The data sanitization functionality now available in MetaDefender Client has rich policies that enable use only after scanning to ensure threats are thwarted.

Tony Berning, Senior Product Manager at OPSWAT, explained, "We believe that making the detection and prevention of threats as seamless as possible is key to ensuring compliance with data security policies. By bringing data sanitization technology to the endpoint in MetaDefender Client, we can make the removal of potential threats from productivity documents a standard part of the process of accessing such files from USB drives and eliminate any extra steps that could be intentionally or unintentionally skipped by individuals looking to speed up the process."

In addition to including support for data sanitization (CDR), the latest release of MetaDefender Client enhances the options available for validating media that have been previously processed by MetaDefender Kiosk. Both improvements significantly raise the level of security on endpoints against threats hidden within productivity documents. Visit this page for more information on MetaDefender data sanitization technology. A trial version of MetaDefender Client can be downloaded here, and the product release notes are on this page.


OPSWAT is a global cyber security company providing solutions for enterprises since 2002 to identify, detect, and remediate advanced security threats from data and devices coming into and out of their networks. Trusted by over 1,000 organizations worldwide for this secure data flow, OPSWAT prevents advanced security threats across multiple channels of file transfer and data flow with flexible options of MetaDefender solutions and API-based development and threat intelligence platforms. With over 35+ anti-malware engines, 100+ data sanitization engines, and more than 25 technology integration partners, OPSWAT is a pioneer and leader in data sanitization (Content Disarm and Reconstruction), vulnerability detection, multi-scanning, device compliance, and cloud access control. To learn more about OPSWAT, please visit

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