6. Proactive DLP Release Notes


Release date: 4/2/2021

  • Drop supporting MetaDefender Core older than 4.17.1

  • Recursive scanning and redaction of embedded files in MS Office files

  • Localization support for Japanese SSN

  • Support watermark, metadata detection, OCR for BMP format

  • Context detection around hits in PDF files has been improved

  • Chart detection and redaction has been introduced in Excel

  • Improve OCR detection quality

  • Improve redaction function for MS Word files


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


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


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


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


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


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


Release date: May 20, 2020

  • Better context calculation for Excel and PDF

  • Improve IPv4 detection in TXT

  • Distinguish between "Failed to detect" and others


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.


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


Release date: Feb 12, 2020

  • Improve IPv4/CIDR detection performance

  • Better handling temp files

  • Remove "Parse Binary" option


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


Release date: November 27, 2019

  • Better error message when an input PDF file is corrupted


Release date: October 31, 2019

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


Release date: September 8, 2019

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

  • Supports remove metadata for TIFF, GIF file

  • Better CCN detection


Release date: August 15, 2019

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

  • Improve CCN detection


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


Release date: February 18, 2019

  • Improve detection for Microsoft Access format

  • Improve context for hits

  • Improve processing speed (20%)