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Block a file from being copied

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Hello everyone,

 

I'm wondering if it's possible to block a user from copying a file from a network share to his own machine.

 

Also, copying from a network share folder to another subfolder.

 

Is it possible? If yes, how can I achieve this? Could you guys help me. please?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Block a file from being copied

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Hello and thank you for posting here!

Within DLP Endpoint, there is a rule called Network Share Protection. However, the rule reactions are limited to Monitoring, Encrypt, Request Justification and Apply RM Policy. There is not an option to block a file from being transferred. 

In lieu of being able to block a file transfer to a network share, the DLP Discover product (different from endpoint discovery) does have the capability to move a file to a different share location based upon the same classification conditions you can configure for endpoint. This would be a data at rest approach rather than data in motion, however the scans within DLP Discover can be scheduled so file shares are analyzed on a routine basis.

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Hello and thank you for posting here!

Within DLP Endpoint, there is a rule called Network Share Protection. However, the rule reactions are limited to Monitoring, Encrypt, Request Justification and Apply RM Policy. There is not an option to block a file from being transferred. 

In lieu of being able to block a file transfer to a network share, the DLP Discover product (different from endpoint discovery) does have the capability to move a file to a different share location based upon the same classification conditions you can configure for endpoint. This would be a data at rest approach rather than data in motion, however the scans within DLP Discover can be scheduled so file shares are analyzed on a routine basis.

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