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With the release of Sophos UTM version 9.1 the functionality of the blocking of network traffic to or from a particular continent/country/region has been enhanced. You can now:
This article provides an overview of these new features.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos UTM
Operating systems 9.1 or higher
The country blocking feature works with geo-IPs and is available from the WebAdmin under: 'Network Protection' | 'Firewall' | 'County Blocking' tab.
You can use Country Blocking to:
From the drop-down alongside each continent/region/country name you can choose one of the following options:
The 'Country Blocking Exceptions' tab allows you to create exceptions for a region that you have blocked on the previous tab. For example, you can block all websites in the United States, with the exception of YouTube pages as shown in the screenshot below (click image for larger view).
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