Content Control Lists

A Content Control List (CCL) describes a single type of data (for example, a postal address or social security number) or a combination of data types (for example, a project name near the term "confidential").

This creates a definition for data that you want to protect. You can then use CCLs in data loss prevention rules to control what happens to this data.

To enable you to quickly define and roll out a data loss prevention policy, SophosLabs maintain a library of sensitive data definitions. SophosLabs CCLs provide expert definitions for common financial and personally identifiable data types, for example, credit card numbers, social security numbers, postal addresses, or email addresses. You cannot edit SophosLabs CCLs, but you can submit a request to Sophos to create a new one.

You can use SophosLabs CCLs in your rules, or create your own CCLs.

You can filter the CCLs.

You also can search the list of CCLs.

To view details of a CCL, click Information .

For each custom CCL you can also:

  • Click on the name of a CCL to edit it.
  • To export a CCL, click Export Export button. This creates an XML file containing the definition for the CCL.
  • To clone a CCL, click Clone Clone icon. Give a name for the cloned CCL and click Clone item. This adds the cloned CCL to the list of CCLs. You can then edit it by clicking its name.
  • To delete a CCL, click Delete Cross mark. Click this to delete.. Click Delete item to confirm deletion.

You can also import CCLs:

  1. Click Import.
  2. Select the XML file containing the CCLs.
  3. Click Open.

    The CCLs are added to the list.