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File Blocking Type.

L3 Networker

Hi team,


I want to block .pst .dat .csr files.

I know the PA FW works on file types rather than file extension, but i want to know .pst and .dat and .csr are which file types ?



Thanks & Regards,
Sahithyan S

Community Team Member

Hi @sahithyan.subbu ,


File extensions don't determine the file type.

File types are determined by mime type, heuristics and possibly other magic ^_^


Changing the extension is far too easy to evade.


There is a feature request for this so you can reach out to your local SE and have your vote added.




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