Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a laptop security solution you can use to secure files on your device and prevent unauthorized access to your important data. If your laptop is ever lost or stolen, you can use DLP to securing access to data on your laptop or remotely erase data on your laptop from the Web Console.
To start using DLP, your administrator must first enable DLP on your device from the CommCell Console. Afterwards you must complete the following tasks:
- Follow the procedure to enable the Plug-In for your laptop's operating system:
Operating System Procedure to Enable Plug-In Windows
- Click Start on the Windows task bar, then click All Programs.
- Click SnapProtect > Process Manager.
- Click the Plugin tab, then select Enable Plugin for Windows Explorer Plugin.
- Click Restart Explorer to restart Windows Explorer immediately, or Restart Later. You will not be able to see or perform functions related to the Plug-In until Windows Explorer restarts.
Macintosh Note: You must have write access to the SnapProtect registry located at /etc/CommVaultRegistry.
- Log on to your user account.
- Navigate to the /Applications directory and launch Process Manager.
- Click the Plugin tab, and then click Enable.
- If you are not an administrative user, type the user name and password for the administrator account in the Name and Password boxes, and then click OK.
- Optional: Create a passkey to authorize access to locked files on your laptop. See Creating a Data Loss Prevention Passkey.
We recommend that you create a DLP passkey before you lock items from the Web Console. If you lock items before creating a DLP passkey, you can only unlock the files when your laptop has connectivity to the CommServe host.
- Start securing files on your laptop using DLP. See Secure Files with Data Loss Prevention.