Search Files with Data Control

Applies To: WatchGuard Data Control

You can search for files with specific contents on the computers on your network.

For information on search syntax, see Data Control Search Syntax.

To create a search:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Status.
  2. From the left pane, select Data Control.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control dashboard

  1. At the bottom of the dashboard page, in the Searches section, enter search keywords in the Search bar.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control Searches list

  1. Press Enter.
    The Search Results list opens. The Search Results list shows the computers that contain the specified search keyword, with the name of the file detected and other information.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control search results

  1. To change the search name, at the top of the page, click .

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control rename search

  1. Type a new name. Click OK.
    By default, the name of the search is the search keywords you enter.
  2. To cancel a search in progress, click Cancel.
  3. To find a specific file or computer in the search results, in the Search bar, type a search keyword. Press Enter.
  4. To see more information about the search in progress, click More Information.
    The Search Progress list opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control Search Progress list

  1. To filter the Search Progress list by status or files found, click Filters and select filter criteria.
  2. To export all results from the Search Results list, click < to return to the list. Click .

For information on advanced searches, see Create Advanced Searches in Data Control.

See Also

About Data Control Search

Manage Searches in Data Control

Create Advanced Searches in Data Control

Data Control Settings