Create Cloud Storage Definitions (CSDs)

In the SafeGuard Management Center, predefined Cloud Storage Definitions are available for several cloud storage providers, for example Dropbox or Egnyte. You can modify the paths defined in predefined Cloud Storage Definitions according to your requirements or create a new one and copy values from a predefined one as a basis. This is for example useful, if you only want to encrypt part of the data in cloud storage. You can also create your own Cloud Storage Definitions.

Note: Certain folders (for example the Dropbox installation folder) may prevent the operating system or applications from running when encrypted. When you create Cloud Storage Definitions for Device Protection policies, make sure that these folders are not encrypted.
  1. In the Policies navigation area, select Cloud Storage Definitions.
  2. In the context menu of Cloud Storage Definitions, click New > Cloud Storage Definition.
  3. The New Cloud Storage Definition dialog appears. Enter a name for the Cloud Storage Definition.
  4. Click OK. The Cloud Storage Definition appears with the entered name under the Cloud Storage Definitions root node in the Policies navigation area.
  5. Select the Cloud Storage Definition. In the work area on the right-hand side the content of a Cloud Storage Definition is displayed:
    • Target name:

      This is the name you entered initially. It is used for referencing the Cloud Storage Definition as a target in a policy of the type Device Protection.
    • Synchronization application:

      Enter path and application that synchronizes the data with the cloud (for example: <Desktop>\dropbox\dropbox.exe). The application must reside on a local drive.
    • Synchronization folders:

      Enter the folder(s) that will be synchronized with the cloud. Only local paths are supported.
      Note: For paths in the Synchronization application and Synchronization folders settings, the same placeholders as for File Encryption are supported, see Placeholders for paths in location-based File Encryption rules.