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How to add a Trusted Application in Data Loss Prevention Endpoint
Technical Articles ID:   KB86807
Last Modified:  5/8/2019


McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Endpoint - all supported versions

For details of DLP Endpoint supported environments, see KB68147


You can set specific applications as Trusted to prevent DLP Endpoint from continuously inspecting them and causing performance issues.

IMPORTANT: Use this process with care and discretion. When you set applications that can transfer files as Trusted, these files bypass DLP Endpoint.
Create an Application Template for the trusted application:
  1. Click Menu, Data Protection, Classification.
  2. Click the Definitions tab.
  3. Under Source/Destination, click Application Template.
  4. Under Application Template, click Actions, New.
  5. Name the new application template.
  6. Under Process Strategy, click the drop-down list and select Trusted.
    NOTE: You now see the option Analyze Memory Mapped Files. The default setting for this option is Disable. If you enable this option, DLP Endpoint analyzes memory-mapped files such as Autodesk 3ds Max graphic files. Because of processing overhead, we do not recommend that you enable this option unless specifically required.
  7. Under Available Properties, select the executable file name.
  8. In the Value column, type the name of the executable of the trusted application (for example, Notepad.exe), and then click OK.
  9. Click Save.
Add the Application Template for the trusted application to a rule:
  1. Click Menu, Policy, Policy Catalog.
  2. Click the Product drop-down list and select Data Loss Prevention extension. 
  3. Click the DLP Policy to which the application definition needs to be added.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Under Settings, click Application Strategy.
  6. Under Override Applications Settings, click the Application Template drop-down list and select Application Strategy.
  7. Click the Strategy drop-down list and select Trusted.
  8. Under Actions, click Add.
  9. Click Apply policy.

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