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About DLP Policies

A Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy defines the criteria for generating an anomaly and optionally sets specific actions that are triggered in response to the detected anomaly.

To view and administer your DLP policies, go to Policy > DLP Policies


The DLP Policies page provides the following actions and information:

  • Filters. Select options on the Filters tab to scope down your search. 
  • Search. Search Policies via the Omnibar
  • Actions. Click to perform the following actions. 
  • Policy Name. Displays the name of the DLP Policy. Click the link to edit the policy. 
  • Description. (Optional.) Display the description of the DLP Policy. 
  • Status. Displays the status of the policy: active or inactive. 
  • Deployment Type. Displays the type of deployment: API or Proxy. 
  • Service Instances. Displays the number of instances of the policy used. 
  • Last Updated. Displays the date and time that the policy was last updated. 
  • Last Updated By. Displays the username that last updated the policy. 

DLP Policy Cloud Card

Click the table row of a policy to display the DLP Policy Cloud Card. 


The DLP Policy Cloud Card provides the following information:

  • Name. Displays the name of the DLP Policy.
  • Description. Displays the description of the DLP Policy. 
  • Services. Displays the name of the Services that use the policy. 
  • Deployment Type. Displays the type of the deployment: API or Proxy. 
  • Policy Origin. Displays the origin of the policy. 
  • Policy Status. Displays the status of the policy: On or Off. 
  • Action. Select to Edit Policy or Delete Policy. 
  • Associated Scans. Displays the name of associated scans, if any. 
  • History. Displays the policy history, including time, date, and username of the last update. 


For Microsoft Word documents, there is a limitation where DLP policies cannot currently inspect text inside charts and bookmarks. 

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