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What is format-preserving encryption?

Format-preserving encryption is a method of encryption that causes the cipher text to retain the same format as the plain text. It is useful when deidentifying data.

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Our Proven Customer Engagement Process for Document Deidentification

We describe our proven customer engagement process for helping customers evaluate Philter and Phirestream. This process is available at no cost.

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Redacting Legal Documents with Philter

Philter's powerful filtering capabilities can redact information such as names, dates, phone numbers, and other sensitive information from PDF documents.

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Getting Started with Philter on Google Cloud

Philter is available to users of Google Cloud through the Google Cloud Marketplace. Using the marketplace, you can quickly provision a Philter virtual machine.

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Philter is now Certified for Cloudera Dataflow

Philter is now certified for Cloudera Dataflow (CDF). You can now redact PHI, PII, and other types of sensitive information in your Apache NiFi data flows.

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Philter featured in the AWS Marketplace’s Healthcare Compliance

We are excited to share the Philter is now a featured product in the AWS Marketplace's Healthcare Compliance category.

The products selected for this feature “help ensure that IT infrastructure is compliant with changing policies and regulations, allowing teams to focus on driving patient-centric innovation.”

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Philter in an AWS Reference Architecture for HIPAA

AWS has provided a HIPAA Reference Architecture for applications that contain protected health information (PHI). This reference architecture gives us a starting point for a highly-available architecture that spans multiple availability zones, three VPCs for management, production, and development resources, logging, VPN for customer connectivity, along with a set of AWS config rules and logging.

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New! Philter Add-Ins for Microsoft Office

We are very excited to announce the new Philter Add-Ins for Microsoft Office! These add-ins bring Philter's redaction capabilities directly into your Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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Redacting PHI and PII from documents using Java

When you need to redact sensitive information like Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information use the Philter SDK for Java.

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Redacting PHI and PII in Apache Kafka Data streams

Redacting sensitive information from the streaming data can help protect a pipeline against inadvertent exposure of PHI and PII and it could help get the data into a format so it can be used for secondary purposes, such as training a machine learning model.

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Philter 1.10.1

Philter 1.10.1 adds new features for document and text redaction. Take control of the sensitive information in your text through with Philter's redaction.

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Speeding up Philter document redaction with a GPU

In deployments where performance has higher importance using Philter with GPU can provide a 10x or more improvement in performance.

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Philter Managed Deployment

Today we are excited to announce the availability of Philter Managed Deployment on the AWS Marketplace. This one-stop-shop allows you to quickly get started on deploying a pre-configured instance of Philter into a HIPAA-compliant AWS VPC.

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Philter Price Reduction

We are thrilled to announce a price reduction for Philter on the cloud marketplaces.

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Philter 1.8.0

Philter 1.8.0 brings new filter timing metrics and the ability to specify terms to ignore when redacting. Philter is available for deployment from the cloud marketplaces.

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Philter 1.7.0

We are happy to announce that Philter 1.7.0 has been released and is currently being published to the DockerHub and the AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud marketplaces.

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Protecting Sensitive Information in Streaming Platforms

Protecting sensitive information in streaming data with Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, and Philter.

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Refreshed cloud images

We have released minor updates to the AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud marketplaces.

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The Performance of Philter

In this post I want to dive down into the "performance" of Philter and how it impacts Philter's development.

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Philter’s Custom Dictionary Filter and “Fuzziness”

In this blog post we want to dive a little bit more into this to better explain how the "fuzziness" works and is applied and the trade-offs when using it.

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Preventing PII and PHI from Leaking into Application Logs

Using Philter to find and remove PII and PHI from application logs.

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How We Train Philter’s NLP Models

In this post we will give some insight into how we create and train the NLP models that Philter uses to identify entities such as person's names in text.

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Philter 1.6.0

Philter 1.6.0 is available soon through the cloud marketplaces with many new features! This version adds alerts, new filters, and a new replacement strategy.

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