Applicable Version: 10.00 onwards
Web Filter Policies allow you to control Internet access of users or groups of users. Using these policies, you can block or allow specific URLs or an entire category of websites.
Cyberoam’s webcat database contains millions of websites grouped into categories like “Games”, “DatingAndMatrimonials”, “Cricket”, “CrimeandSuicide”, etc. Allowing or blocking any particular category allows/blocks all websites falling under that particular category. This reduces the effort on part of the administrator to create policies for each individual website.
This article describes how you can block access to websites belonging to a particular category.
Web and Application Filter Module Subscribed.
Create a Web Filter Policy such that it denies access to all the websites falling under “Games” web category.
You must be logged on to the Web Admin Console as an administrator with Read-Write permission for relevant feature(s).
Step 1: Create WebFilter Policy to deny “Games” web category
Name to identify the Policy. Duplicate names are not allowed.
Select a template if you want to create a new policy based on an existing policy and want to inherit all the categories restrictions from the existing policy.
Enable to generate Internet usage reports for all the users.
Download File Size Restriction
Specify the file size (in MB) in the textbox to configure the maximum allowed size of file to be downloaded.
Here we have specified ‘0’ for No Restriction.
Click OK to create policy.
Step 2: Add Rules to Policy
Click Add to add rules to the policy with the following parameters:
Select Category Type for which rule is to be added.
Select Category for which rule is to be added. Multiple categories can also be selected.
Select Action for HTTP traffic.
Select Action for HTTPS traffic.
All the Time
Select the Schedule for Categories selected.
Click Add to add the Rule.
You can apply the policy through a Firewall Rule such that it is applied on all traffic that hits on that rule. To create a Firewall Rule, go to Firewall > Rule > Rule and click Add. As shown below, apply the Policy created in step 1.
Click OK to create the Firewall Rule.
You can apply the rule to individual users or user groups. Here, as an example we have applied the rule on a user named John Smith. To apply the policy on an individual user, go to Identity > Users > Users and select the user on whom policy is to be applied. As shown below, apply the Policy created in step 1.
Click OK to apply policy on the user.
Similarly, you can apply the policy on a Group. To apply the policy on a group, Go to Identity > Groups > Groups and select the group on which the policy is to be applied. As an example, we have applied the policy on the group ‘Sales and Marketing’.
Document Version: 1.1 – 27 March, 2013
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