Can a endpoint agent block a sensitive file being written to its Network file share?

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Article ID: 160795

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Issue/Introduction

If an endpoint agent is installed on a Windows server that hosts a network file share, Can a endpoint agent block a file with matching data being written to its network file share?

Resolution

There are 3 possible scenarios in this situation:

 1. If System A itself is copying the confidential data to its Network drive then ideally  it should be blocked.

 2. If System B is trying to copy confidential data on the Network drive that resides in System A and the agent is not installed on System B then the data should not be blocked.

3. If System B is trying to copy confidential data on the Network drive that resides in System A and the agent is installed on System B then the data should be blocked.

Note:Let us consider System A as Windows server machine that hosts a network file share on which the endpoint agent is installed.And System B is an other machine.