During system set-up, a database of confidential documents is put together, which is then used to create the digital fingerprints. On the basis of the digital fingerprints of the sample documents, a database of reference documents is established. In digital fingerprinting technology, the parameters used to establish the reference base of sample documents are selected in order to ensure the best possible detection with the minimum size of reference base. It is impossible to restore the source text of the sample documents on the basis of the reference base. Thus all confidential documents transferred in the system will be reliably protected. Even if those with malicious intent gain access to the InfoWatch Traffic Monitor digital fingerprint reference base, data leaks will not occur.
The key difference between the digital fingerprint technology used by InfoWatch Traffic Monitor and the fingerprints used in other companies' products is the comprehensive processing of the text being analyzed, including linguistic support.
This approach substantially increases the quality of detection of confidential information and ensures that the technique is reliable not only in cases of simple changes to a text (such as changes in formatting, littering the text with unnecessary spaces or punctuation, etc.) but also in more complex instances, for example: