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Differences between Content Tracking Whitelist and Trusted Processes Strategy?

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Hi There,

Can anyone share more information on the differences between Content Tracking Whitelist and Trusted Processes Strategy?

 

For Trusted Processes Strategy, from HDLP product guide, it mentioned below:

>>Use the trusted strategy when you want to ensure that the McAfee DLP Endpoint client doesn't analyze files opened or created by the application. 

For Content Tracking Whitelist(ePO policy catalog->windows client configuration-> content tracking), I was unable to find any instructions on how it works. as per my understanding, it used to ignore access to files for specific process. if this is true, the mechanism between Content Tracking Whitelist and Trusted Processes Strategy are the same, right?

 

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Re: Differences between Content Tracking Whitelist and Trusted Processes Strategy?

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@Former Member Thanks for choosing McAfee support Community!

Trusted — An application that needs unrestricted access to files for scanning purposes. Examples
are McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise, backup software, and desktop search software such as Google
Desktop.

Content tracking whitelist — Restricted access to file type or location for scanning purposes. Example, Chrome.exe accesses files from C:\Programfiles\Google\chrome\ directory and you can exclude .exe files from this directory. DLP won't scan when Chrome.exe access .exe file from the mentioned directory and similar file type accessed from other locations will be scanned.

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@Former Member Thanks for choosing McAfee support Community!

Trusted — An application that needs unrestricted access to files for scanning purposes. Examples
are McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise, backup software, and desktop search software such as Google
Desktop.

Content tracking whitelist — Restricted access to file type or location for scanning purposes. Example, Chrome.exe accesses files from C:\Programfiles\Google\chrome\ directory and you can exclude .exe files from this directory. DLP won't scan when Chrome.exe access .exe file from the mentioned directory and similar file type accessed from other locations will be scanned.

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Re: Differences between Content Tracking Whitelist and Trusted Processes Strategy?

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Btw on more thing,

Let's say there's an application names testapp.exe, if we set the testapp.exe to trusted process, or if we totally exclude the testapp.exe accessing all files in Content Tracking whitelist, they are actually reaching the same goal right?

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@Former Member You are almost there.

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