Votiro debuts free cloud-based file cleaning service

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Isreali IT security firm Votiro has launched a free cloud-based service that aims to stop suspicious files from executing their malicious payloads.

The company said its file sanitation service analyses documents for the presence of malicious code and “facilitates the quick neutralisation of zero-day exploits and the detection of trojans, viruses and worms.”

The service cleans an uploaded file by making micro-changes to its structure and metadata, which, it said, “eliminates the possibility of malicious code running from the file”. It then scans the file with a number of anti-virus programs.

The new service is part of Votiro's overall Secure Data Sanitisation service, and automatically performs the same sanitisation process as the new cloud service on all incoming files. For example, email attachments, website downloads and those taken from removable media.

The process does not affect the usability of a file and integrates into an organisation's IT infrastructure.

"Our Secure Data Sanitisation solution provides zero-day protection that eliminates malicious cyber-threats before they have a chance to penetrate an organisation's network and attack critical IT infrastructure and extract sensitive data," said Itay Glick, founder and chief executive of Votiro.

"Our new cloud service allows organisations to experience the strengths of our sanitisation process and understand the overall benefits of our Secure Data Sanitisation solution."

The new file sanitisation service is available at cloud.votiro.com.

Rene Millman

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