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Exception Rule Enhancements

Created: 09 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
tmmiller's picture
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Current implementation of SEP have restrictions on how the exceptions are define for scanning.  I would like the ability to have more flexibility in creating these exceptions so I can balance business need while maintaining a strong security posture.

We have the ability to exclude specfic directories from scanning.  We have the ability to exclude specific file extensions from scanning.

What we lack is the ability to exclude specific file extensions from scanning in a particular directory.  Additionally, further use of wildcards within the exception definition strings would be significantly helpful.

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MisterW's picture

Really good idea.

Especially the wildcard feature would be very usefull!

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Shulk's picture

"Additionally, further use of wildcards within the exception definition strings would be significantly helpful." yes

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Nicolasferos's picture

The use of wildcards on the exceptions has been always a request from customers. I agree with the need to extend it.

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tmitchell's picture

c:\users\*\AppData\.....

c:\Documents and Settings\*\Application Data\.....

etc.

This is what I'm looking to add to my Centralized Exceptions list, where * might be user1, user2,...user200. I need the same centralized exceptions to be pushed down to any users' machine so that the sub-folders in their userprofile can be excluded from scans. Doing local exceptions on 200+ machines for user1, user2, ...user200 is unrealistic. There doesn't appear to be a local exceptions import feature on the SEP client, even if I could script it or GPO it to our machines.

Centralized wildcard exceptions are possible in Kaspersky, so I'm looking for the same feature in SEP or a workaround other than local exceptions on each machine, which may include multiple user profiles.

Unfortunately, since I see this enhancement request/thread is almost three-years old, I suspect this isn't receiving the high priority it really deserves.

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