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DLP - Data Loss Prevention FAQ's
Posted by Elvin C, Last modified by David Szoke on 05 January 2018 07:20 PM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What packages is Data Loss Prevention included in? 

  •  Data Loss Prevention is included in the Business, Advance and Professional package.

 Q. How is Data Loss Prevention enabled? 

  • Data Loss Prevention can be enabled or disabled on the Proofpoint Essentials features page.
  • Data Loss Prevention is disabled by default.
  • At present, only Proofpoint Admins and Proofpoint Staff can enable the DLP feature.

Q. Do the logs report on Scan information? 

  • No. Logs will only indicate which filter caught the message but it will not identify the Smart Identifier or Dictionary.

Q. Can a user see the terms included in the dictionary? 

  • No, not as this time.

Q. Does Proofpoint Essentials support custom dictionaries?

  • No, not as this time.

Q. Is Data Loss Prevention available for customers on trial? 

  • Yes.

Q. How do I know Data Loss Prevention is enabled?

  • On the Company Settings main page: Data Loss prevention will state "Active."
  • Go to the Filters. When creating a filter, two new items appear:
    • Smart Identifier Scan
    • Dictionary Scan


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