May 10, 2019: The Secure Mission Products Team is pleased to announce the release of Document Detective v5.1.
Document Detective is an interactive, desktop application for reviewing and sanitizing electronic documents. It meets the
intent of the Government's "100% reliable human review" criteria for transferring electronic files across security boundaries
in their native format. The process of transferring a file from higher to lower classified network or domain is typically called an
Assured File Transfer (AFT). Document Detective is also effective to identify and mitigate Insider Threat signatures in
Using multiple tools including keyword search, object and image inspection, optical character recognition (OCR) and a proven sanitization
process, Document Detective reveals sensitive information that may be missed without a deep and careful review. It also provides Flatten
Document functionality to assist in the cleanup of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in order to address vulnerabilities in those file
The Secure Mission Products Support Team provides Instructor-Led Certification Training for Document Detective. Individuals or
groups charged with protecting data are strongly encouraged to attend a formal Instructor-Led Training session to ensure that Data
Transfer Agents (DTAs) are certified in the use of Document Detective. The certification provides fundamental understanding
of the product capabilities, as well as how users and organizations can leverage the product to provide a record of action should the
threat of a spill arise in the future.
For pricing and more information, please visit the Document Detective website at docdet.mantech.com.
Document Detective 5.1 Enhancements
Improved licensing model to utilize neutral UTC format
Integrated Visual C++ redistributable package into the Document Detective installer
Added support for non-standard extensions associated with text file extensions
Added CSV to the list of supported extensions for the TextSanitizer
Resolved a display issue in the Document View for batch scans
Updated the Warning Color Code Key text
Added tooltips to the Color Threshold option
Adjusted the working folder generation to use the file name instead of GUID suffixes
Added a warning message that will display when a user attempts to scan an unsupported file type
Document Detective v5.x Features
Office 2016 support and backward compatibility for systems running Office 2013 or Office 2010
Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 support
Streamlined and improved user experience
All tools now available from a single executable: Core file sanitization capability, keyword editor, Batch Scanner, configuration settings editor, and log viewer
Improved processing speed, including multiple processor/core support
Improved object tests, each with more robust object test competency validation
Improved error handling
Built-in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) using Tesseract
Improved Keyword Search engine using dtSearch
Improved installer and more robust licensing strategy
Improved progress reporting with multiple progress bar dialogs
New Image Carousel simplifies working with graphics
Increased user control of target document during sanitization process
New, application-level User Profiles and User Roles: Data Transfer Agent, Peer Reviewer, Approver, and Administrator
New, Keyword List assignment capability lets Administrators more tightly control access to Keyword Lists through the application
System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 with Office 2010, 2013 or 2016 installed
Customer Upgrade/Migration Guidance
Document Detective 5.1 supports Windows 10, 8.1 and 7, and systems with Office 2016, 2013, or 2010 installed. We recommend that you use the latest version of Document Detective to help minimize the possiblity of a data spill.
If your organization is currently or will soon be using Office 2016, we recommend you upgrade to Document Detective 5.1 now. The legacy
version 4.5.2 does not detect objects in Office 2016 documents, so there is a possibility of a spill if customers use legacy versions in an
Office 2016 environment.
If your legacy systems are still running Windows XP, Vista or Office 2007 or older, keep using Document Detective 4.5.2 until your systems are
upgraded to a newer Windows Operating System and Office version.
Please note: The 4.5.x code was officially sunsetted on 12/31/2018; thus, 4.5.x versions are no longer supported. We urge all customers running a legacy version to upgrade to a supported version as soon as possible.