Overview: Masking credit card numbers

The security policy can mask credit card numbers that appear in any part of requests. The system does not mask the information in the actual requests, but rather in various logs within BIG-IP Next:

  • Credit card numbers appearing in entity names are masked in the requests of the Requests log.

  • Credit card numbers appearing in entity values are masked wherever requests can be viewed: the Requests log, violation details within that log, manual learning, and reports.

You can also enable Data Guard to mask credit card numbers.

Credit card masking management in BIG-IP Next Central Manager’s Policy Editor