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Endpoint Standard: How do Reputations Interact With Policy rules?

Endpoint Standard: How do Reputations Interact With Policy rules?


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How do Reputations interact with Policy rules? 


Policy rules and Reputations interact in different ways depending on the Policy rule type and Reputation priority.

Order of precedence:
  • Permission rules (always path-based) take precedence over all other rules and Reputations, including files that have been whitelisted or blacklisted by hash.
  • Blocking and Isolation rules configured for a specific path take precedence over all Reputation types. 
  • Reputation precedence is determined by Reputation priority.

Additional Notes

  • Reputations apply to the entire environment and are not limited to policy groups.
  • Policy rules only apply to sensors within the respective policy group.

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