DLP does not scan attached USB drives during an Endpoint Discover scan

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Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Discover

Issue/Introduction

How does Endpoint Discover handle attached storage during an Endpoint scan?

Resolution

Endpoint Discover will scan any drive which the operating system reports as a "fixed" drive. In some cases, this includes USB drives. Unfortunately, the criteria that Windows uses to determine what is a "fixed" drive are not clearly specified, although size does seem to be a factor.  As a general rule, most "thumb drives" will not be scanned by Endpoint Discover.

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