Categorize, Identify and Programmatically extract Hidden Entities and Resolve

CIPHER is a stand-alone Windows application that examines electronic documents for possible incidents of hidden information and user-defined search phrases. CIPHER locates, reports and resolves these occurrences. Proprietary or classified information can intentionally or accidentally be included in documents shared with others. Boeing programmers have created a superior product that can be used to ensure that hidden information is not inadvertently included in and transmitted with a file.

Key features

  • Finds hidden data in various file formats and embedded objects and images within the files
  • Searches for user-defined simple and regular expressions
  • Generates an audit log of findings that contains hyperlinks to hidden information and search results
  • Optionally removes occurrences of hidden information and replaces located expressions

Key benefits

  • Alerts document creators of hidden data instances
  • Enables resolution of hidden data to ensure inappropriate information is not included in transmitted documents
  • Searches for hidden expressions

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  • Legal documents
  • Contracts, proposals, and presentations
  • Secure documents
  • Personal identifiable information (PII)
  • Export compliance
  • Trusted download
  • Share/location auditing
  • Intellectual property
  • Document classification and marketing
  • Data spills
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Source code content review


  • Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Office 2003 through Office 2013

Cleans and inspects

  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Text/ASCII
  • Project
  • Visio
  • Adobe PDF
  • Email (MSG and OFT)
  • ZIP files
  • Shortcuts
  • Images

The list of organizations that have purchased one or more CIPHER licenses is quite substantial.

  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Boeing
  • TRW
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Army
  • Harris
  • Raytheon
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Northrop Grumman

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