Configure Data Patterns for Content Security

Learn about the three types of data patterns available on the Aperture service—predefined, custom, and file property.
The Aperture service includes several predefined data patterns that automatically begin scanning content and detecting incidents as soon as you Add Cloud Apps to the Aperture Service. For ease of use, the predefined data patterns are grouped in six categories by content type.
Once you are familiar with the predefined data patterns and how they work, you can modify the predefined data patterns as desired or configure data patterns to define your own new data pattern. The data patterns provides an easy mechanism for modifying the proximity keywords on any default data pattern or configuring a custom data pattern to identify strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters and make it possible to find all instances of text that match a certain pattern, or return a value if the pattern is not found.
In addition to predefined data patterns and custom data patterns that enable you to scan content in files, you can Add a File Property Data Pattern. If you assign classification tags or labels as metadata to files, with the file property data pattern you can specify any custom or extended file property as a name-value pair to match in policy rules.
You can then View and Filter Data Pattern Match Results to determine if the matched content poses a risk to your organization.

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