6. Proactive DLP Release Notes

Proactive DLP features such as redaction and watermark are available with MetaDefender 4.16 or newer.
The features in v2.1 are available with MetaDefender 4.17 or newer.

v2.6.1

Release date: February 8, 2021

  • Fix detection issue when an empty cell has a comment (Excel)

  • Improve MS Office validation in some regular expression cases

v2.6.0

Release date: January 11, 2021

  • Process the hidden areas in a cropped image (DOCX, DOC)

  • Support OCR for standalone image file types (JPG, PNG, TIFF)

  • Support OCR for embedded images in DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX

  • Support remove metadata for document files (PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX)

  • Support redaction for RTF

v2.5.1

Release date: November 12, 2020

  • Improve Japanese string detection/redaction in PDF

  • Fix a detection issue when a regular expression contains a Hebrew string

  • Fix a crash issue when scanning DOC file on Linux

v2.5

Release date: October 1, 2020

  • Metadata removal, Watermark, OCR are available on Linux

  • Advanced watermark configurations: font size, text opacity, text position

  • New configurations

    • Stop the process if found enough sensitive info

    • Quality configurations for OCR (Normal, Best)

  • Support HTML and TXT redaction

  • 10x faster when processing text file

v2.4.1

Release date: August 8, 2020

  • Improved memory usage

  • Improved IPv4 and CIDR search

  • Added threaded comment search and redaction in Excel files

  • Up to 40% speedup when scanning Excel files

v2.4

Release date: July 7, 2020

  • Utilize column and row header to improve certainty level in Excel

  • Detect sensitive info in file properties with regular expressions

  • Custom keyword list for regular expression

  • Support redaction feature on Linux

  • Performance improvement: faster processing, less resource usage

  • New system requirements on Linux

  • End of support Centos 6, Debian 8

v2.3.2

Release date: May 20, 2020

  • Better context calculation for Excel and PDF

  • Improve IPv4 detection in TXT

  • Distinguish between "Failed to detect" and others

v2.3.1

Release date: April 21, 2020

  • Threaded comment redaction in Excel files.

  • Slightly increased PDF scan performance.

  • Improved certainty calculation for MS Office and PDF files.

  • Fixed wrong context when a single cell in an Excel file contained the same hit multiple times.

v2.3.0

Release date: April 7, 2020

  • Support Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for PDF (Windows only)

  • Redact sensitive information for Microsoft Office Excel (XLS/XLSX)

  • Better detection method, reduce false positive

v2.2.1

Release date: Feb 12, 2020

  • Improve IPv4/CIDR detection performance

  • Better handling temp files

  • Remove "Parse Binary" option

v2.2

Release date: Jan 6, 2020

  • Supports watermark addition for PDF

  • Redact sensitive information for Microsoft Office Word (DOC/DOCX)

  • Support DLP in Linux with limited functions (work with MetaDefender Core 4.17.1 or newer)

  • Redact sensitive information based on certainty level (work with MetaDefender Core 4.17.1 or newer)

  • Sample Regular expressions to detect Personally identifiable information (PII): email, address, full name, date of birth, driver license, phone number, bank account number

v2.1.2

Release date: November 27, 2019

  • Better error message when an input PDF file is corrupted

v2.1.1

Release date: October 31, 2019

  • Better displaying the words before and after a hit in PDF

v2.1

Release date: September 8, 2019

  • Supports IPv4, Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) detection

  • Supports remove metadata for TIFF, GIF file

  • Better CCN detection

v2.0.1

Release date: August 15, 2019

  • Better watermark and redaction handling when a system is under high load

  • Improve CCN detection

v2.0

Release date: June 28, 2019

  • Proactive DLP as new name

  • Certainty score for sensitive data detection

  • Redact sensitive information for text-based PDF file

  • Watermark addition for JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF

  • Supports remove metadata for JPG, PNG file

v1.0.3

Release date: February 18, 2019

  • Improve detection for Microsoft Access format

  • Improve context for hits

  • Improve processing speed (20%)