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Disable Bluetooth File Transfer using Endpoint Protection

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Article ID: 253201

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Products

Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

There is a requirement to disable file transfer(Send/Receive) using Symantec Endpoint Protection(SEP) over Bluetooth keeping audio communication intact.

Environment

All Windows OS

Resolution

  1. Connect to user system and launch DevViewer.
  2. Navigated to Bluetooth option and collect DeviceID for BluetoothDevice (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)

  3. Launch SEPM console > Policies > Policy Components > Hardware Devices > Add a Hardware Device
  4. Add Device Name and Device ID collected for BluetoothDevice
     Device Name : Bluetooth File Transfer
     Device ID : BTH\MS_RFCOMM\*
    Note : Device ID for all Windows system will remain same across platform i.e. "BTH\MS_RFCOMM\" hence adding '*' will work.
  5. Navigate to desired policy or Group > Application and Device Control > Edit policy
  6. Under Windows Settings > Device Control > Click Add under Blocked Device > Select "Bluetooth File Transfer" > OK > OK
  7. Update the Policy on client to apply the settings.

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