The state of a file is determined by Certificate Global State, Enforcement Level, and Reputation Rules.

Certificate Global State interacts with other rules and states to contribute to the state of a file. See Certificate Global State for configuration rules. The following are other rules of potential interest:

  • Enforcement Level – If Certificate Global State is Banned, it can have an effect on whether files can be executed in High, Medium, and Low Enforcement Levels. If Certificate Global State is Approved, it can have an effect on file execution in High and Medium Enforcement Level.
  • Reputation Rules – Reputation Rules can affect Publisher State, which can affect Certificate Global State. Keep this in mind if you have already assigned state to individual certificates and then enable or change Reputation Rules. See Reputation Approval Rules for more information.