Creating DLP Content Profiles

This article explains how to create a Content Profile for Cato's DLP service. This profile includes one or more the DLP Data Types which you can use in an Application Control policy or SaaS Security API Data Protection policy.


Cato's DLP service uses hundreds of different Data Types to identify sensitive data and content within a traffic flow. There are different categories of Data Types and the majority of the categories are for specific countries. This lets you create a granular policy that only applies to the relevant sensitive data.

The DLP Content Profile is a global object for the Cato Management Application which includes one or more Data Types.

Summary of Data Categories

This section summarizes that different categories of Data Types that you can add to a profile in the Cato Management Application.

  • Document classification

  • Financial data

  • HIPAA - only relevant to the USA

  • Health care

  • Item identifiers - such as postal codes and license keys -

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) - credit card data

  • Personally Identifiable Information - PII

  • UK National Health Service

Creating a Content Profile

Use the DLP Configuration screen to create and edit Content Profiles. When you are adding Data Types to a profile, you can filter the types according to a specific country or Universal (for all countries). In addition, you can sort the Data Types in ascending or descending alphabetical order according the the category or name, or according to the country.

When you add multiple Data Types to a profile, select the relationship between them:

  • Any (OR) - Match only one of the Data Types in the profile

  • All (AND) - Match all the Data Types in the profile (otherwise, the rule with this profile is ignored)

A profile can contain up to 20 Data Types.


To create a DLP Content Profile:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Security > DLP Configuration, and select or expand Content Profiles.

  2. Click New.

    The Add Content Profile panel opens.

  3. Create the profile and add the Data Types.

  4. Click Apply and then click Save.

Showing the Data Types Catalog

The Data Types Catalog screen shows all the Data Types that you can add to a profile, and lets you sort the types according to the columns in the screen. This let's you research and understand more about specific Data Types that you are using in your organization. The catalog also shows the Threshold for each data type, indicating the minimum number of occurrences to activate the data type. For more about data type thresholds, see Working with Custom Data Types for DLP.

To show the Data Types Catalog

  • From the navigation menu, select Security > DLP Configuration, and select or expand Data Types Catalog.

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