Placeholders for cloud storage providers

As a security officer you can use placeholders for cloud storage providers to define synchronization application and synchronization folders. These placeholders represent supported 3rd party cloud storage applications. You can use the placeholder to specify a certain 3rd party application as synchronization application and even use the same placeholder to point the synchronization folders the 3rd party application actually uses for synchronization.

Placeholders for cloud storage providers are encapsulated by <! and !>.

Provider Placeholder Can be used in CSD setting Resolves to
Box <!Box!> Synchronization application, Synchronization folders For synchronization applications: The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the Box software.

For synchronization folders: The fully qualified path of the synchronization folder used by the Box software.

Dropbox <!Dropbox!> Synchronization application, Synchronization folders For synchronization applications: The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the Dropbox software.

For synchronization folders: The fully qualified path of the synchronization folder used by the Dropbox software.

Egnyte

Windows only

<!Egnyte!> Synchronization Application The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the Egnyte software.
<!EgnytePrivate!> Synchronization folders All private folders in the Egnyte cloud storage. For standard Egnyte users this is usually a single folder. For Egnyte administrators this placeholder typically resolves to multiple folders.
<!EgnyteShared!> Synchronization folders All shared folders in the Egnyte cloud storage.
Note:

Changes to the Egnyte folder structure (including adding or removing private and shared folders) are detected automatically. The policies concerned are adjusted automatically.

Note: As Egnyte synchronization folders may reside on network locations you can enter network paths in the Synchronization folders setting. The SafeGuard Enterprise Cloud Storage module therefore attaches to network file systems by default. If this is not required, you can deactivate this behavior by defining a General Settings policy and selecting Network under Ignored Devices.
Google Drive <!GoogleDrive!> Synchronization application, Synchronization folders For synchronization applications: The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the Google Drive software.

For synchronization folders: The fully qualified path of the synchronization folder used by the Google Drive software.

OneDrive <!OneDrive!> Synchronization application, Synchronization folders For synchronization applications: The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the OneDrive software.

For synchronization folders: The fully qualified path of the synchronization folder used by the OneDrive software.

Note: SafeGuard Enterprise does not support Microsoft accounts. Under Windows 8.1, OneDrive can only be used if the Windows user is a domain user. Under Windows 8.1 SafeGuard Enterprise does not support OneDrive for local users.
OneDrive for Business <!OneDriveForBusiness!> Synchronization application, Synchronization folders For synchronization applications: The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the OneDrive software.

For synchronization folders: The fully qualified path of the synchronization folder used by the OneDrive software.

Note: OneDrive for Business only supports storing encrypted files in local folders and synchronizing them with the cloud. Storing encrypted files from Microsoft Office 2013 applications directly in the OneDrive for Business cloud or directly on the SharePoint Server is not supported. These files are stored unencrypted in the cloud.

SafeGuard Enterprise encrypted files in the OneDrive for Business cloud cannot be opened by Microsoft Office 365.

SkyDrive

Windows only

<!SkyDrive!> Synchronization application, Synchronization folders For synchronization applications: The fully qualified path of the synchronization application used by the OneDrive software.

For synchronization folders: The fully qualified path of the synchronization folder used by the OneDrive software.

Since Microsoft renamed SkyDrive to OneDrive, the <!SkyDrive!> placeholder is still available.

This way older policies using the placeholder and SafeGuard Enterprise endpoints before version 7 which cannot handle the <!OneDrive!> placeholder can be used without any changes. SafeGuard Enterprise endpoints version 7 can handle both placeholders.

Example

If you use Dropbox as your cloud storage provider you can simply enter <!Dropbox!> in Synchronization application. If you do not explicitly specify a synchronization folder, <!Dropbox!> is also copied into the list of folders under Synchronization folders.

Assuming
  • You used the placeholders <!Dropbox!> as synchronization application and <!Dropbox!>\encrypt as synchronization folder in the Cloud Storage Definition
  • Dropbox is installed on the endpoint
  • The user has d:\dropbox configured as folder to be synchronized with Dropbox:
When the SafeGuard Enterprise endpoint receives a policy with a CSD like this, it will automatically translate the placeholders in the CSD to match the path of Dropbox.exe for the synchronization application and it will read the Dropbox configuration and set the encryption policy on the folder d:\dropbox\encrypt.