Secure Erase Settings

Use this dialog box to change the settings for the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Periodic Document Encryption feature.

Secure Erase is a feature that is intended to permanently erase data on a client computer. Use caution with Secure Erase, as improper use can result in irreversible loss of data.

  • Enable Secure Erase

    Select this check box to enable the Secure Erase feature on a client or client group.

  • Securely erase selected documents after the client stays offline for more than n days

    Select this check box to enable the Secure Erase feature on a client or client group.

  • Securely erase selected documents now or as soon as the client comes back online (client-level only)

    Selecting this check box will permanently erase the selected data on the client computer. This operation is irreversible.

    Select this check box to erase files in the Recursively erase the following contents box to be erased as soon as the client computer is online, or has connectivity with the CommServe host. If the client is currently online, the files will be erased immediately.

  • Recursively erase the following contents

    The paths listed in this box will be erased on the client or client group computers according the Secure Erase settings.

    Categories within Content Library are not supported for Secure Erase. Paths in the Recursively erase the following contents box can contain files, folders, Environment Variables, or wildcard patterns as follows:

    Goal Input Examples
    Erase specific files or folders. Type full path of the file or folder on the local machine.
    • To erase the contents of the Public Documents folder

       C:\Users\Public\Documents

    • To erase a text file named addresses.txt in the Public Documents folder, enter:

      C:\Users\Public\Documents\addresses.txt

    Erase library folders, such as My Documents and My Pictures, on Windows clients. Type the case-sensitive Environmental Variable for the library folder.
    • To erase the contents of all My Documents folders, enter:

      \%Documents%

    Erase a specific file type. Type the an asterisk (*) followed by the file extension.
    • To erase all text documents, enter:

      *.txt

    • To erase all text documents in the Public Documents folder, enter:

      C:\Users\Public\Documents\*.txt

     

    • Browse Paths: When configuring Secure Erase settings on the client level, click this button to add files and folder to the Recursively erase the following contents field by browsing the client folder structure.
    • Add Paths: Click this button to add files and folders to the Recursively erase the following contents box by typing a path.
    • Delete: Click this button to delete paths selected in the Recursively erase the following contents box.
    • Edit Paths: Click this button to edit the path selected in the Recursively erase the following contents box.
  • Skip following contents

    The paths listed in this box will be not be erased when a client Secure Erase operation is triggered.

    Paths in the Skip following contents box can contain files, folders, or wildcard patterns as follows:

    Goal Input Examples
    Skip specific files or folders. Type full path of the file or folder on the local machine.
    • To skip the contents of the Public Documents folder

       C:\Users\Public\Documents

    • To skip a text file named addresses.txt in the Public Documents folder, enter:

      C:\Users\Public\Documents\addresses.txt

    Skip a specific file type. Type the an asterisk (*) followed by the file extension.
    • To skip all text documents, enter:

      *.txt

    • To skip all text documents in the Public Documents folder, enter:

      C:\Users\Public\Documents\*.txt

     

    • Delete: Click this button to delete paths selected in the Skip following contents box.
    • Add Paths: Click this button to add files and folders to the Skip following contents box by typing a path.