Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Level 7
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 1 of 1

Excel False Positives

I'm using ePO 5.1 with DLP 11.1

Currently, I am doing discovery scans to test policies put in place and I am having a high number of false positives within Excel documents. I was instructed that the proximity classification criteria does not work the same was as it does with text documents. Is this correct? If so what steps can I take besides using advanced patterns and dictionaries? Right now each classification is separated with one focusing on excel and a second one that looks at normal text documents. 

Excel - Advanced Pattern / Dictionary /  File Extension = Only Excel Documents and Other Spreadsheet



For example I am searching for Driver's Licenses - I receive false positives only inside excel documents


What other logic could I add to help remediate this problem? 



Labels (3)
More McAfee Tools to Help You
  • Subscription Service Notification (SNS)
  • How-to: Endpoint Removal Tool
  • Support: Endpoint Security
  • eSupport: Policy Orchestrator
  • Community Help Hub

      New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

    • Find Forum FAQs
    • Learn How to Earn Badges
    • Ask for Help
    Go to Community Help

    Join the Community

      Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

    • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
    • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
    • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
    Join the Community
    Join the Community