New Features Introduced in November 2017

The following table provides a snapshot of new features introduced for Aperture™ in November 2017. Refer to the Aperture Administrator’s Guide for more information on how to use the Aperture service.
Feature
Description
Identify and Control SaaS Application Risks
Automatically control high-risk SaaS applications using the powerful predefined data pattern service provided by Aperture. The service performs deep content inspection of your sanctioned cloud applications and identifies violations without requiring you to create any new policies. As the service identifies incidents, you can assess them and define automated actions to eliminate or dismiss the risk.
With the streamlined scanning service, you can now configure the scan settings to specific SaaS apps, with options for rescan to allow you to scan for risks and avoid unnecessary scans.
By leveraging these new services for identifying high-risk SaaS applications, you gain visibility, control, and the information you need to determine which apps you allow on your network, and create policy to prevent future violations.
Flexible Policy Enhancement
Apply precise actions to find and fix security risks with flexible mix and match criteria available in Aperture policy rules. You can now configure automatic policy, remediation, and actions by exploring the available attributes and objects to mix and match, set exceptions, and take actions such as sending an email to a file owner without creating a risk. With flexible mix and match criteria, you can configure a specific policy, create rules without a data pattern, and take precise actions to remediate risks, instead of applying broad remediation actions that may leave data exposed or disrupt legitimate sharing.
To quickly view and filter all the top data pattern and policy match violations, you can use the improved Aperture dashboard to assess Assets, Policy Violations, Incidents, Users, External Domains, and more with content category filtering capabilities, enabling you to precisely define the actions or remediation for the incidents that are most important to you. With this snapshot view, you are armed with the information you need to make informed decisions and decide if the activity poses a risk to your network and define actions to eliminate the risk or prevent future violations.
Operational Improvements
Quickly view and update incidents using the at-a-glance incident management in Aperture. With a comprehensive and detailed view of the incident violation, you can fully assess the incident, view past incidents, or collaborate with other administrators to assign the required actions. After you understand the incidents and the context around them, you can update the status or close the incidents for your cloud apps, and then define actions to eliminate or close the violation, all from one convenient workflow location in Aperture.
Regular Expression Enhancements
Regular expression in Aperture has been enhanced to support weighted regular expressions that make content matching easy to configure, filter, and assess. Regular expressions provide an easy mechanism for configuring basic and weighted regular expressions to identify strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters and make it possible to find all instances of text that match a certain pattern, or return a value if the pattern is not found. With weighted regular expressions, each entry is assigned a score, and when the score threshold is exceeded, such as enough expressions from a pattern match an asset, the asset will be indicated as a match for the pattern. You can use the regular expression to construct a basic or weighted data pattern expression, view matches, filter occurrences and weight thresholds, and assess match results to determine if the content poses a risk to your organization.
New Predefined Data Pattern Identifiers
Predefined data pattern identifiers in Aperture have been extended to include international and global data pattern identifiers through regular expression and machine learning to identify keywords and make it possible to find all instances of text that match, or return a value if a match is not found. You can now leverage the Aperture service to identify these sensitive assets in your cloud apps and protect them from data loss and exposure:
New Predefined Data Pattern Identifiers:
  • Japan My Number
  • Japan Corporate Number
  • Brazil National Persons Registrar
  • Brazil National Registry of Legal Entities
  • Finland Personal Identity Code
  • AWS Access Key ID
  • AWS Secret Access Key
  • Healthcare CLIA
  • Healthcare DEA
New Machine Learning Data Pattern Identifiers:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Bank Statements
  • Personal Finance
  • Invoices
  • Financial Documents, Others
  • Bankruptcy Filing
  • Lawsuits
  • Standard Business Agreements
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Patent Filings
  • Legal Documents, Others

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