CA DLP Tuesday Tip: Introduction to Client File System Agent (CFSA).

Discussion created by devan05 Employee on Sep 4, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2012 by Chris_Hackett
CA (DLP) DataMinder r14.1 Introduction to Client File System Agent (CFSA). posted by Andrew Devine Snr. support Engineer 4 September 2012.

CA (DLP) DataMinder can be deployed with the Client File System Agent (CFSA), also known as ‘Policy on Save’. The CFSA detects and controls attempts to copy or save files to removable storage devices (such as USB flash drives) and network locations, and attempts to burn files onto writable CDs and DVDs. The CFSA can selectively block or allow copying for specified devices or network locations and, if required, apply policy based on a file’s text content or properties. It can also scan the local hard disk and apply policy triggers based on a file’s content or properties.

The CFSA supports various levels of filtering to determine whether or not a user is allowed to save a file to a removable device or network location. It can also run scheduled scans of the local hard disk.

For more information on the CA DataMinder CFSA please refer to the CA DLP r14.1 Endpoint Integration Guide (DLP_Endpoint_Int_ENU.pdf) Documentation available from here:

TIP: When the CFSA is deployed to a new user profile, incorrect blocking may occur when attempting to burn to a CD/DVD optical drive. The underlying cause of this is a Windows desktop.ini being created in the burn folder by the operating system. Deleting the desktop.ini file from the burn folder allows normal CA (DLP) DataMinder interactions.