Configure Data Patterns

Learn about the three types of data patterns available on Prisma SaaS—predefined, custom, and file property.
Prisma SaaS includes several predefined data patterns that automatically begin scanning content and detecting incidents as soon as you Add Cloud Apps to Prisma SaaS. 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 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 incidents to determine if the matched content to your configured data patterns poses a risk to your organization.

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