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About Match Highlighting and Match Obfuscation

Match Highlighting

Match Highlighting displays an excerpt of a document when it includes content that violates a Data Loss Prevention policy. Incident response teams can view the text that contains the match for the DLP rule; surrounding text is included with the highlighted matches to help identify false positives.

When a policy violation involving the document’s contents occurs, the Policy Incidents Cloud Card displays the specific violation under Content. Only 50 matches will be displayed for any single policy violation at a time.

You can disable Match Highlighting at any time. Disabling match highlighting does not delete matches. You can disable and re-enable highlighting and preserve any matches as long as no other changes were made to the data in storage. You can delete your saved matches at any time by deleting them from storage.

For Match Highlighting data storage, you can use McAfee data storage, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, or Amazon Web Services (AWS). For details on configuring data storage, see Data Storage

For McAfee data storage, your data is purged after 100 days. 

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Match Obfuscation

If you enable Match Obfuscation, MVISION Cloud masks data that matches the form of PII data identifiers. This protects highly sensitive data from others in your organization who have access to MVISION Cloud but should not see such data. Because data is masked, it cannot be reverted to non-obfuscated data.

IMPORTANT: If you choose to use McAfee storage for Match Highlighting, then you must enable Match Obfuscation. If you provide your own data storage for Match Highlighting, then selecting Match Obfuscation is optional.

Enable Match Highlighting

For details, see Enable Match Highlighting and Match Obfuscation.

FAQ

Where is Match Highlighting data stored?

Strings or values that trigger policy violations are written directly to the data storage you configure. As this is input by you and encrypted, MVISION Cloud does not have access to the secret key which is controlled exclusively by you. 

Is data encrypted in transit?

MVISION Cloud’s DLP scan engine uses TLS 1.2 to protect all data in transit to data storage.

Is data encrypted at rest?

Before transmitting the Match Highlight data, MVISION Cloud uses AES 256 encryption in Galois/Counter block cipher mode to encrypt the Match Highlighting data. This is implemented by using the BouncyCastle Java crypto library. 

Does McAfee manage data after it is written to data storage?

Aside from using the provided account to read the data into the Match Highlighting policy violation view, MVISION Cloud does not manage the data. When an incident is deleted, corresponding Match Highlights are deleted as well. If a policy archival process is in place and you want to delete the records, you would need to do this manually. For information, contact MVISION Cloud Support.   

If you're using Match Obfuscation and McAfee data storage, obfuscated data is stored in a bucket that is provided and owned by McAfee. This data is protected in with server-side encryption, application-side encryption (policy engine), tenant-specific keys (KMS), and is access-restricted for McAfee personnel.

IMPORTANT: If you do not want to have your organization's data stored in McAfee, do not select McAfee Data Storage.

Limitations

Incomplete Data Identifiers are Not Obfuscated

There is a limitation in Match Obfuscation where incomplete data identifiers may not be completely obfuscated in the Match Highlighting the section of the MVISION Cloud user interface. Because the data identifier is incomplete, there is no way to determine that the string matches as a Social Security Number, credit card number, or other identifiers. If this is a concern for your organization, configure your own data storage