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Configure Data Loss Prevention Using Dictionary Entries

You can enter text and wildcard expressions that specify sensitive or inappropriate content into as entries in a dictionary for data loss prevention.


After importing the library Data Loss Prevention rule set, use of a dictionary with entries specifying sensitive or inappropriate content is not yet implemented. You need to create appropriate settings to implement it and fill the dictionary with entries.

Create settings with a dictionary

For data loss prevention that uses dictionary entries, you must create settings that include a dictionary.

  1. Select Policy | Settings.
  2. On the settings tree, select Data Loss Prevention (Dictionaries) and click Add.

The Add Settings window opens.

  1. Configure general settings parameters:
    1. In the Name field, type a name for the settings.
    2. [Optional] In the Comment field, type a plain-text comment on the settings.
    3. [Optional] Click the Permissions tab and configure who is allowed to access the settings.

You can now fill the dictionary with entries.

Fill the dictionary with entries

After creating settings with a dictionary, you can fill the dictionary with entries.

  1. Within the settings you have created for data loss prevention using dictionary entries, click the Add icon on the toolbar of the Dictionary inline list.

The Add DLP Dictionary Entry window opens.

  1. Under Type of data to search, select Text or Wildcard expression.
  2. In the Text or wildcard expression field, enter a text string or a wildcard expression.
  3. [Optional] Specify additional information for an entry:
    • If you have entered a text string, select one of the following options or any combination of them:
      • Case-sensitive
      • At start of word
      • At end of word
      • If you have entered a wildcard expression, select Case-sensitive or leave it deselected as needed.
  4. [Optional] In the Comment field, type a plain-text comment on an entry.
  5. Click OK.

The Add DLP Dictionary Entry window closes and the new entry appears in the dictionary.

Repeat Steps 1 to 6 to add more entries.

  1. Click OK in the Add Settings window.

The window closes and the new settings appear on the settings tree under Data Loss Prevention (Dictionaries).

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