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Administration Guide

Preventing data leaks

Large companies and organizations often have large stores of personally identifiable information that is valuable on the black market. Often this takes the form of credit card numbers and passwords, but could also be more specialized information such as:

  • Addresses and names of your business’s clients
  • Students’ names and ages
  • Email addresses
  • IT information on your organization’s computers and their vulnerabilities

To detect and block accidental data leaks from your web pages, or mitigate an attack that has managed to evade security and is attempting to harvest your databases, you can configure FortiWeb to detect and block those types of data. For instructions, see Blocking known attacks .

If even your logs must not contain sensitive information, you can configure FortiWeb to omit it. For details, see Obscuring sensitive data in the logs.

Preventing data leaks

Large companies and organizations often have large stores of personally identifiable information that is valuable on the black market. Often this takes the form of credit card numbers and passwords, but could also be more specialized information such as:

  • Addresses and names of your business’s clients
  • Students’ names and ages
  • Email addresses
  • IT information on your organization’s computers and their vulnerabilities

To detect and block accidental data leaks from your web pages, or mitigate an attack that has managed to evade security and is attempting to harvest your databases, you can configure FortiWeb to detect and block those types of data. For instructions, see Blocking known attacks .

If even your logs must not contain sensitive information, you can configure FortiWeb to omit it. For details, see Obscuring sensitive data in the logs.