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Scan Settings

The Scan Settings tab on the Policy > Policy Settings page allows you to select file types, file sizes, and users to exclude from all content scans and policies, which help to improve performance.

File Type Exclusions

On the File Type Exclusions tab, you can select to exclude file types by extension or MIME type from all content scans. 

Excluding files by extensions improves scan speed by an average of over 30%, while doing so by MIME types leads to 15% improvement.

To exclude file types from scans and policies:

  1. Go to Policy > Policy Settings
  2. Select the Scan Settings tab. 
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  3. On the File Type Exclusions tab, select to exclude file types by Extension or MIME Type
  4. Make your exclusions. 
  5. Click Save.  

File Size Exclusions

On the File Size Exclusions tab, you can select to exclude files by a size range from all content scans. 

We estimate that raising this value from the default of 20 MB to 25 MB, can lower scan speed by as much as 20%. Malware scans review files only up to a maximum of 6 MB. 

To exclude files from scans and policies by size:

  1. Go to Policy > Policy Settings
  2. Select the Scan Settings tab. 
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  3. On the File Size Exclusions tab, select to exclude files outside a certain size range. 
  4. For advanced users only. Evaluate metadata-based policies for all files not within the sizes specified above. Leave this setting enabled if you want to run policies such as blocking collaboration for files greater than the max size or quarantining. Disable this setting if you want to ignore policies for all files not within these size limits.
  5. Click Save.  

User Exclusions

On the User Exclusions tab, you can exclude specific users from scans and policies by adding their username, email address, or wildcards to the field. This is useful for excluding user accounts associated with services and trusted accounts.

Specify users in any of the following formats: *@gmail.com, user1@company.com, *@?mail.com.

To exclude users from scans and policies:

  1. Go to Policy > Policy Settings
  2. Select the Scan Settings tab. 
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  3. On the User Exclusions tab, select to exclude files outside a certain size range. 
  4. Click + to add more user exclusions. 
  5. Click Save.  
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