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File extension Block by Data Loss Protection.


How can I do a rule to block files (Inbound) from certain extensions ?


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McAfee Employee JaganA
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Re: File extension Block by Data Loss Protection.

@Diego1010 Thanks for choosing Support Community.

Use True file type option available within the classification.

Login to ePO -> Menu -> Data protection -> Classification -> Actions -> New classification -> Type a name.

Select the named classification -> Actions -> New Content Classification Criteria -> Click true File Type under File Condition.

Use this classification in the appropriate rule.

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Re: File extension Block by Data Loss Protection.

Hi JaganA

Can you advice a document or video about File extension block. I want to monitor our shared files on the server.

This is a matter for many McAfee customers.

McAfee Employee jsubbura
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Re: File extension Block by Data Loss Protection.

Hi @Diego1010 @HsynErt ,

Thank you for writing in here. 

As per your request, I have made up a video and posted the same to my YouTube channel. 


Video Shows the below steps:


1) we will see how to block or monitor file transfer based on the file extensions.

2) you will also see on how to create a policy for DLP and DLP windows client configuration policy from scratch

3) And also on how to assign rule-sets to policy and on how to create rules inside a rule-set and on how to apply the policy changes.



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