Announcing Content Disarm and Reconstruction for Linux

Linux Penguin by Larry Ewing, and Data Sanitization CDR


Our powerful MetaDefender data sanitization (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) technology is intended to keep any organization safe from document-borne malware, malware-carrying images, and other infected files. We are excited to announce the beta release of data sanitization (CDR) for Linux® to extend this protection to Linux systems.

With this beta release of Linux data sanitization, MetaDefender will be able to protect even more endpoints and systems.

Supported File Types Linux Data Sanitization


Currently, we support 10 different file types on Linux: DOC, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PDF, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, and GIF.

The table below shows the file types and file type conversions supported for this beta release:

Supported File Types for Linux (BETA)

Source File TypeTarget Sanitized Types
DOCDOC, PDF
DOCXDOCX, TXT, HTML, PDF
XLSXXLSX, CSV, HTML
PPTXPPTX
PDFPDF, BMP
JPGJPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, SVG, GIF, PS, EPS, PDF
BMPBMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF, SVG, GIF, PS, EPS, PDF
PNGPNG, JPG, BMP, TIFF, SVG, GIF, PS, EPS, PDF
TIFFTIFF, JPG, BMP, PNG, SVG, GIF, PS, EPS
GIFJPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, SVG, PS, EPS, PDF

We will continue to build out our Linux Content Disarm and Reconstruction functionality in order to include all the file types we support in our current data sanitization/CDR offering — and more.

Contact support or sales if you would like to evaluate beta Linux data sanitization to try this in your environment.

Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

For more information, please contact one of our cybersecurity experts.

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