New Features Introduced in October 2016

The following table provides a snapshot of new features introduced for Aperture™ in October 2016. Refer to the Aperture Administrator’s Guide for more information on how to use the Aperture service.
Feature
Description
Enhanced Dropbox Support
The Aperture service for Dropbox has been enhanced to include:
  • Activity monitoring which helps you create an audit trail of user activity to identify sensitive data exposure as well as the propagation of malware.
  • Enhanced risk remediation and the ability to identify and manage collaborators, teams and groups. This allows you to identify and remediate the exposure of sensitive data by Dropbox groups and teams.
  • Performance improvements which reduces the time required to detect risks.
If you already have the Aperture service for Dropbox, your existing Dropbox apps will be placed in a “deprecated” state with read-only access. To use the new features, add a new Dropbox cloud app for all your Dropbox users. Refer to Begin Scanning Dropbox, GitHub, or Yammer.
Customize Table Columns
You can now customize ExploreActivity Monitoring, ExploreAssets, and ExplorePeople by resizing columns or showing and hiding columns. You can expand columns to get a full view of the information that appears in columns (for example, the complete cloud app ID or item name) and you can hide columns to focus on the information that is most important to you (for example, only show date, time, and user). Refer to Customize Table Columns.
Links to Asset Details from Activity Monitoring
When applicable, Activity Monitoring now includes hyperlinks to show asset details so you can quickly view more information about the asset associated with the activity and decide if the activity poses a risk to your organization.
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Report Incorrect WildFire™ Verdict
If an asset in a monitored SaaS application matches the WildFire Analysis rule, it means that WildFire has identified the asset as malicious. You can now send Palo Alto Networks® a request for further analysis if you disagree with a verdict in the WildFire report. Refer to Use WildFire Reports to Track Down Threats.
Support for Slack for Enterprise App
You can now add Slack for Enterprise, an application for cloud-based team collaboration, using the Aperture service. The Aperture service analyzes data in your Slack for Enterprise app and performs policy-driven risk analysis so that you can proactively discover risks. The Aperture service provides malware scanning, machine learning, and Data Leak Prevention (DLP). Due to API limitations, remediation and activity monitoring are not supported, yet. Refer to Supported SaaS Applications.
Faceted Search for Top Creator
Faceted search now includes the ability to search by name, owner, or creator. You can also filter by Top Creators (up to 10 users who created the highest number of assets). With this feature, you can search and filter risks by creator (user who uploaded the asset) and identify the true bearer of the risk. This feature is useful because several Cloud apps are deployed in a manner where an enterprise administrator owns all files and individual users are invited as collaborators. In such deployments, all risks (such as PII or PCI) are associated with the owner (the enterprise administrator) instead of collaborators. Refer to Use Faceted Search to Filter Assets.

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