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Last update: 2022-03-11

Sandstorm settings

Use these settings to specify a data center and to exclude files from Sandstorm analysis.

Option Description
Sandstorm data center location Files to be analyzed are sent to a Sandstorm data center in the cloud over a secure SSL connection. By default, the firewall selects the closest data center. However, you can override this behavior by selecting a data center from the dropdown.

Changing the data center may cause the loss of analysis for files currently being processed by Sandstorm.
Exclude file types Exclude the selected types of email attachments and web downloads from Sandstorm analysis. The file type is determined by file extension and MIME header.

Archives that include files of the selected types will also be excluded, regardless of what other types of files they contain.

To add file types to be excluded, click Add new item and select the file type from the list.


Although you can exclude any file type, many file types that are considered safe (for example, images) are never sent for analysis. Only risky file types that Sandstorm can detonate and analyze will be sent.

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