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Does McAfee DLP OCR support cyrillic languages?

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Hello everyone, Does McAfee DLP Discover, Monitor, Prevent OCR support cyrillic languages such as russian or kazakh?
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Re: Does McAfee DLP OCR support cyrillic languages?

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Hello @IRomich96 ,

Scanning image files with Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

McAfee DLP Prevent appliances now support OCR for classifications. This feature allows you to scan images attached to emails, images uploaded in web posts, and images found in other network traffic. When the text extractor comes across an image file, a second pass is made with OCR to extract text and classify the file according to the relevant rules. The feature also works with images saved as PDF. If a PDF contains both text and images, it is scanned with the text extractor in the usual way.

OCR scanning works with all McAfee DLP-supported languages, and most Western and Asian languages. Text recognition is poor with European languages, such as Russian and Greek, which do not use the Latin alphabets. The recognition is also poor with languages written in right-to-left scripts, notably Arabic and Hebrew.

This can be found in : https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/data-loss-prevention-prevent-11.4.x-release-notes/page/GUID-51EE68E1-...

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Hello @IRomich96 ,

Scanning image files with Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

McAfee DLP Prevent appliances now support OCR for classifications. This feature allows you to scan images attached to emails, images uploaded in web posts, and images found in other network traffic. When the text extractor comes across an image file, a second pass is made with OCR to extract text and classify the file according to the relevant rules. The feature also works with images saved as PDF. If a PDF contains both text and images, it is scanned with the text extractor in the usual way.

OCR scanning works with all McAfee DLP-supported languages, and most Western and Asian languages. Text recognition is poor with European languages, such as Russian and Greek, which do not use the Latin alphabets. The recognition is also poor with languages written in right-to-left scripts, notably Arabic and Hebrew.

This can be found in : https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/data-loss-prevention-prevent-11.4.x-release-notes/page/GUID-51EE68E1-...

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Hello @YashT,

Thank you very much for the answer

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Hello @IRomich96 ,

Glad to help 🙂

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does it mean, McAfee DLP Prevent can work real time OCR?

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Hi @CNTRK_com ,

 

Yes, Mcafee DLP Prevent and Monitor appliances can use OCR in real-time (for example, scan pdf documents and email attachments and add header for block email), if you have appropriate license.
But you should read about limitations for OCR scan in McAfee documentation.

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Perfect. If customer has 0365 or cloud service (for ex cloud web proxy) can we do it?

other question;

Is there any plan to OCR usage at workstation instead of file server or else? 

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let me answer my first question: Yes

so, I just wait an answer for my second question if you updated by team

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Hi @CNTRK_com ,

In theory integration with cloud services are possible, but I haven't experience with theses projects. You can contact with McAfee team to discuss possible options.

I don't know about McAfee plans for using OCR in DLP for Endpoint. You should contact McAfee team for more relevant information.

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OCR for DLP Endpoint is a complicated topic.  OCR is not a processor-friendly task and would take extra time on the endpoint, given the other tasks the CPU is also running.

For certain types of traffic, it may be possible to offload the OCR scanning to another device and await a response, but this could introduce some additional delay.  I would recommend that if you want the OCR capabilities that you implement DLP Prevent or Monitor for email and web scanning and DLP Discover for file shares.

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