We're happy to announce the release of de-identification for Umbrella reports! This feature hides the hostname, internal IP and username of people making requests in the Umbrella reports.
We're currently looking for folks to try it out in our first stage of release and let us know what they think about the feature, as well as helping us identify any possible issues and look for ways to make it even better. The feature is meant for customers who have members of their staff who need access to Umbrella to do their work, but shouldn't be able to see the identity of people who are making internet requests so as to not violate their privacy.
We're looking for customers in regions of the world, such as Germany, that have unique restrictions for compliance or legal reasons, or customers with junior staff members who need to administer some parts of Umbrella but shouldn't be looking at the internet activity of other colleagues. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. The feature is available for all Umbrella packages..
If you're interested in trying this out, contact Matt Prytuluk with Umbrella product management by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll hook you up with the feature and steps to get started.
De-identification can be turned on for any account in Umbrella, but once enabled, you can't turn it off for yourself. That's as-designed, we're trying to make a simple, easy-to-use feature that meets the principle of "4 Eyes", Unfortunately, 4 Eyes is especially hard now that two people are rarely together in a work context, hence the need to make the feature in this way. Once enabled, your reports will have the user identify replaced with a hash, as in the screenshots below. The hash is one to one with the identity, so you can check to see what the user is up but without knowing exactly who the user is.
Here's a sneak peek of the feature-- notice how a normal Identity name is now replaced by a hash and how you can still click on the hash to pivot through reports: