What's new in the 11.1 release

Releases can introduce new features and enhancements or update platform support.

Release Details

Release Builds:

  • McAfee® Data Loss Prevention Discover (McAfee DLP Discover) build
  • McAfee® Data Loss Prevention (McAfee DLP) extension build

New features

This release introduces new features or improves existing features:

Exact Data Matching (EDM)

EDM is a new classification criteria created by uploading a CSV file containing sensitive information where the cells in each row are related. You create an EDM condition by choosing how many records to match, and add the condition to a classification. Exact data matches are supported for CIFS, SharePoint, and Box repository scans.

DLP Server enhancement

Registered documents in-memory fingerprints storage was changed due to the end-of-support of an internal component (Redis open-source in-memory data structure). Registered documents now supported by REST API calls from the McAfee DLP Discover servers to the DLP Server (registered documents database server). This new implementation has multiple benefits:

  • It resolves fingerprint synchronization issues between a Primary DLP Server (Master Redis) and Secondary DLP Servers (Slave Redis instances).
  • The administrator no longer has to rerun all Registered Documents scans after performing a McAfee DLP Discover server or DLP Server upgrade The signatures are stored as a package of binary files on network file servers and remain persistent even after upgrades.

Important: To avoid configuration problems:
  • Update all McAfee DLP software — the McAfee ePO extension and the server software — to version 11.1.
  • Be certain to apply the server settings when installing the new McAfee DLP extension. (The upgrade doesn't apply settings automatically. Failure to apply the server settings causes the old server configuration to be pushed to the new server software.)

Updated platform, environment, or operating system support

This release removes support for some platforms, environments, or operating systems:

  • The Redis open-source in-memory data structure store is no longer used.