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Can I Create an Access Protection Rule Exception Based on Threat Target Information?

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Is it possible to create block/report exceptions for Access Protection rules using target information instead of source? Here's a sample log entry from KB89131 which I'll use as an example... ApBl.AP.Activity MyDomain\MyUser ran C:\MyTest.exe, which accessed the process C:\MyProcess.exe, violating the rule "Running files from common user folders", and was blocked. I want to stop reporting on the file or path being protected, in this case - C:\MyProcess.exe. The goal is to continue to receive alerts on the Threat Source Process - C:\MyTest.exe - but do not want alerts for for when MyTest.exe accesses C:\MyProcess.exe. In summary, I want to create exceptions based on either Target Name or Target Path. Can this be done, and if so, how? Thanks!
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Re: Can I Create an Access Protection Rule Exception Based on Threat Target Information?

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Hi @MarkLRH20 ,

Thankyou for reaching us on community!

You can do exceptions on target file for access protection for 'sub rule' section.
Example, lets say you have a rule that blocks the creation of any .TXT under c:\test\ by notepad.exe.
Now, you do not want to block abc.txt in the same location. Then:
>>Go to the Access protection policy that you wanted to edit -> click on the rule -> edit.
>>Scroll down to 'sub rule' -> click 'edit' for the subrule that you have configured.
>>Click 'add' -> select 'inclusion status' : exclude -> enter file name (abc.txt) -> click 'save'.
>>Save the rule -> save the policy.

I hope this helps.

-Rohit Francis
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Re: Can I Create an Access Protection Rule Exception Based on Threat Target Information?

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Hi @MarkLRH20 ,

Thankyou for reaching us on community!

You can do exceptions on target file for access protection for 'sub rule' section.
Example, lets say you have a rule that blocks the creation of any .TXT under c:\test\ by notepad.exe.
Now, you do not want to block abc.txt in the same location. Then:
>>Go to the Access protection policy that you wanted to edit -> click on the rule -> edit.
>>Scroll down to 'sub rule' -> click 'edit' for the subrule that you have configured.
>>Click 'add' -> select 'inclusion status' : exclude -> enter file name (abc.txt) -> click 'save'.
>>Save the rule -> save the policy.

I hope this helps.

-Rohit Francis
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If you find this post useful, Please give it a Kudos! Also, Please don't forget to select "Accept as a solution" if this reply resolves your query!

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Re: Can I Create an Access Protection Rule Exception Based on Threat Target Information?

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That did the trick. This will be helpful in filtering out known executables/files, giving me a more useful dashboard too. Thank you!

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