Anonymizing workspace


NP-Live can preserve the privacy of sensitive configuration file information by fully and automatically anonymizing input files. Checking the Anonymize data box will turn on anonymization for every file uploaded to the workspace.

The anonymization technique works in such a way that configuration files are first tokenized using random values on the client side, and sent to the server for analysis. Next the computation is performed on them and finally, the results are returned to the client where they are de-anonymized. The server-based computation has no knowledge of the pre-anonymized information, and the anonymization can be transparent to the client, except for providing a key upon which the anonymization depends. Information currently anonymized includes IP addresses, device names, object group names, and interface names. This technique provably leaks no information about the pre-anonymized values of the IP addresses and object names, and so provides the best possible protection for the privacy of the data.

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