For an overview of file matching rules, see
About data control rules.
To create a file matching rule and add it to a data control policy:
Check which data control policy is used by the group or groups of
computers you want to configure.
Alternatively, you can create a rule from the
Tools menu and add it to a policy or policies
later. On the
Tools menu, point to
Manage Data Control, and then click
Data control rules and perform steps 4 to 10.
Policies pane, double-click
Data control. Then double-click the policy you
want to change.
Data control policy dialog box, on the
Policy Rules tab, make sure the
Enable data control scanning check box is
selected and click
Data Control Rule Management dialog box, click
Add File Matching Rule button.
Create a File Matching Rule dialog box, under
Rule name, type a name for the rule.
Rule description (optional), enter the rule's
description, if you wish.
Select the rule's conditions, select
conditions for the rule.
The destination condition is preselected and must be included in
By default, all file types are scanned. If you want to scan only
certain file types, select
Where the file type is. You can then set up
this condition as described in step 10.
Select the action to take if the rule is
matched, select the action.
If you want to exclude some files from data control scanning,
Select files to exclude, select the
Where file name matches or
Where the file type is check box.
Rule content, click each underlined value and
set up the rule's conditions.
For example, if you click
Select destination, the
Match Destination Type Condition dialog box
opens, where you can select the devices and/or applications to which you want
to restrict the transfer of data.
Select or enter conditions for each underlined value.
The new rule appears in the
Data Control Rule Management dialog box.
To add the rule to the policy, select the check box next to the
rule's name and click
The rule is added to the data control policy.
You can set up alerts and messages that will be sent to the user when
a rule in the data control policy is matched. See
Set up data control alerts and messages.