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Blocking access to a website and DLP endpoint agent

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Article ID: 216766

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Products

Data Loss Prevention Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Prevent

Issue/Introduction

There is a requirement to block access to a particular website and you would like to know if DLP endpoint agent can be leveraged to achieve this.

Environment

DLP 15.x

Resolution

DLP solution is designed to protect sensitive data from reaching the websites but it cannot block access to the website. A user can send data to a website via file uploads, clipboard paste, etc and DLP will monitor or block this transfer if it violates a policy.

If you are looking for a solution to block access to a website then you should consider some other security product which offers this capability.