Endpoint File Types Monitored for Application File Access, CD/DVD and Local Drive Monitoring

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Article ID: 160451

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Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Prevent

Issue/Introduction

What file types and file types DLP Endpoint agent monitor or scan for Application File Access, CD/DVD and Local Drive protocols?

Resolution

By default, the DLP agent only monitors the file types listed on the Agent Monitoring tab of the configuration for the Endpoint Server for Application File Access, CD/DVD and Local Drive monitoring. Any filetype not listed will not be monitored for those protocols by default.  We recommend an inclusive list, rather than an exclusive list.  If you choose to scan all files, there may be files that are not readable, and the agent will spend cycles trying to process files that can not be read. 

This list can be modified to include additional file types.

The default file types are:

*.doc
*.docx
*.jar
*.mpp
*.pdf
*.ppt
*.pptx
*.rar
*.txt
*.wcm
*.xls
*.xlsx
*.zip