Overview of data control in Endpoint Security and Control

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Sophos data loss protection (DLP) is designed to reduce the risk of accidental data transfer by employees.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control

The Data Control policy can be configured to monitor file types, names or content during:

  • The transfer of files onto storage devices (removable storage, optical and floppy drives)
    • Media devices (MTP/PTP) are not supported as a Data Control destination type.
  • The upload of files into applications (corporate web browsers, email clients and IM clients)

There are a number of pre-configured rules to help you get started, but you can also create your own rules from scratch using the data control policy GUI. Please see the help in Enterprise Console for more information.

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