Linux Private Data Search - SENF

Last Updated: 07/17/2013

Overview

SENF (Sensitive Number Finder) is an application written at the University of Texas for the purpose of searching computers for sensitive data. SENF searches through the content of all files looking for matches to the criteria put forth by the author at the University of Texas.

System Requirements: Linux platforms running Java JVM version 1.5 and later.

Important: SENF is not 100% effective. There are many file types that store information in a way that SENF cannot interpret and there are limits to the search commands themselves. The OIT distribution attempts to strike a good balance between effectiveness and usability.

Features

Available for Linux. (Mac and Windows customers should use Identity Finder).

Benefits

Aids faculty and staff in adhering to universitywide security policies.

Cost

There is no direct cost to you or your department.

Who can get it

This service is available to faculty, staff and student employees who run Linux. (Mac and Windows customers should use Identity Finder).

How to get it

  • SENF (Clicking this link will take you to the University of Texas' SENF website)
  • SENF doesn't require installation, rather the program runs off of the java package. Learn more.