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System recommendations for rl-secure

This page provides detailed information on the supported operating systems and recommended hardware configuration for running the Spectra Assure CLI (rl-secure) tool locally in your environment.

Supported operating systemsโ€‹

rl-secure supports the following systems and architectures:

  • Windows (all Microsoft-supported versions, but Windows 11 is recommended), 64-bit
  • Linux x86 (all major distributions, but Rocky Linux 9 is recommended), 64-bit

The rl-secure tool can be installed on your system in any of the following ways:

  • Manually, from a single-file installation package you'll request from ReversingLabs
  • By using the rl-deploy tool that automatically downloads the installation package
Linux deployment

Before installing rl-secure manually on a Linux machine, you get a standalone TGZ file that needs to be extracted directly on the system. This can raise encryption errors when an AES-capable file archiver is not used.

To avoid concerns about Linux compatibility issues, it's recommended to use the rl-scanner Docker image for Linux deployments instead. The image provides helper tools that wrap commonly used rl-secure features, making the whole workflow executable with a single command.

With rl-secure, you can process files up to 10 GB. To optimize the performance of the tool even in heavier workload conditions, different system specifications are recommended depending on the size of the files you're analyzing.

rl-secure supports two types of processsing:

  • standard processing, used for files up to 100 MB in size
  • large file processing, used for files between 100 MB and 10 GB in size

The following table indicates the minimum and recommended hardware configuration for each.

File sizeCPU (cores)RAM (minimum)RAM (recommended)SSD storage 1 (minimum)SSD storage 1 (recommended)
Standard processing<100 MB38 GB20 GB8 GB250 GB
Large file processing100 MB - 10 GB425 GB50 GB32 GB500 GB

File sizes in this guide are only taken as referential values. The actual system requirements may vary based on file complexity, as well as user's specific use case and workload. For more personalized advice, contact ReversingLabs Support.

  1. NVMe/SSD is highly recommended over HDD for performance reasons.โ†ฉ