Can DLP detect 7-zip (7z) and winRAR (.rar) files and their contents?

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Article ID: 160706

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Products

Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Prevent

Issue/Introduction

You want to extract and scan content from 7-Zip and winRAR file types.

Environment

DLP 14.6 MP3 and below

Resolution

DLP detection server can extract:

  • 7-Zip file types, if the compression algorithm used is LZMA. (Note that: LMZA2 will not extract)
  • WinRAR files, if the compression algorithm used is RAR4. If archived with plain RAR it will not extract
  • It makes no difference if 7zip or WinRar are installed on the detection server or not

These restrictions do not apply to DLP 15.0 and later.