Schedule an Endpoint Discover Scan in DLP
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Schedule an Endpoint Discover Scan in DLP


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Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Discover Data Loss Prevention


Can you schedule an Endpoint Discover scan in Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?


Symantec Endpoint Discover scans CANNOT be scheduled. Each scan must be started manually by a Enforce console user. There are several reasons for this fact:

1. Endpoint Discover scans are sent to all endpoints reporting to a endpoint server. These endpoints could be scattered across the globe. A scheduled event on Discover may run at a wrong time on a endpoint somewhere else.

2. Typically Endpoint Discover is only used when administrators are needing to track a specific event or find specific data at a particular time. Endpoint Prevent is your constant real-time monitoring of activity. Thus in most cases there is no regularly planned time to be doing a scan.