Data Loss Prevention Policies

OfficeScan evaluates a file or data against a set of rules defined in DLP policies. Policies determine files or data that requires protection from unauthorized transmission and the action that OfficeScan performs after detecting a transmission.


OfficeScan does not monitor data transmissions between the server and OfficeScan agents.

OfficeScan allows administrators to configure policies for internal and external OfficeScan agents. Administrators typically configure a stricter policy for external agents.

Administrators can enforce specific policies to agent groups or individual agents.

After deploying policies, agents use the location criteria set in the Endpoint Location screen (see Endpoint Location) to determine the correct location settings and the policy to apply. Agents switch policies each time the location changes.