How can I test the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service without sending sensitive data through my network?
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a security subscription for Firebox and XTM devices that can help you monitor and control the loss of sensitive data across your network. It scans over 30 file types to detect sensitive information such as financial data, healthcare records, or personally identifiable information about your customers or employees.
After you set up a DLP sensor and enable it for your FTP, SMTP, HTTP and HTTPS proxy policies, you may want to test it. To test DLP, you can create a file that contains the type of data you want the sensor to detect and then upload, download or email the file so that the content is scanned by the appropriate proxy policy.
To make testing easier, WatchGuard has created a test file with content related to a fictitious company, Bob's Online Store. The content in this test file triggers the DLP rules related to credit card information and addresses. The attached test file is an Excel spreadsheet called bobsonlinestore.xls that contains fictitious names, addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers. You can use this file to test the DLP content control rules for credit cards and personally identifiable information.