Support for Microsoft Office Documents in Data Control

Applies To: WatchGuard Data Control

This feature is only available to participants in the WatchGuard Endpoint Security Beta program.

Data Control discovers, audits, and monitors unstructured personal data in Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, PDF, TXT, and CSV files on endpoints. This includes data at rest, data in use, and data in motion.

For Data Control to to track personal information, you must have the Microsoft Filter Pack component installed on your computers. If the Microsoft Filter Pack is not installed, the Data Control protection status shows in the WatchGuard Endpoint Security web UI as Enabled (without Microsoft Office).

We recommend that you download the Microsoft Filter Pack component and install it on computers that require it. For more information, see Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs.

For Windows XP and 2003 SP1, because the component is not integrated by default, when the Microsoft Filter Pack installer starts, a dialog box indicates that Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 are required and a link to download the component appears.