Creating and publishing a custom EDD rule

You can create your own custom Endpoint Data Discovery Endpoint Data Discovery policies scan the hard drives of your managed Windows and Mac devices for confidential file content, such as personal health information, credit card numbers, and SSNs. Scan results are reported in EDD reports to help you identify at-risk devices. (EDD) rules to find confidential or at-risk file content that is unique and is of particular interest to your organization.

IMPORTANT    Rules is an advanced feature that Administrators can use to build custom Endpoint Data Discovery rules that address the specific policy needs of their organization. Rules use an easy to understand syntax; however, before you use this feature it's best practice to thoroughly review and understand the information provided in Getting started with EDD Rules and familiarize yourself with the syntax guidelines.

If you have any questions about using this feature, or you require assistance, contact Absolute Technical Support.

To create, test, and publish a new EDD rule you need to perform the following tasks: