Web Filtering Configuration Page Options

  1. Select Configure>Security>UTM>Web Filtering.

    The Web Filtering configuration page appears. Table 61 explains the contents of this page.

  2. Click one:
    • Global Options—Defines general specifications for a web-filtering configuration. Enter information as specified in Table 62.
    • Add—Adds a new or duplicate web-filtering configuration. Enter information as specified in Table 63.
    • Edit—Edits a selected web-filtering configuration.
    • Delete—Deletes the selected web-filtering configuration.
  3. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the configuration and returns to the main configuration page.
    • Commit Options>Commit—Commits the configuration and returns to the main configuration page.
    • Cancel—Cancels your entries and returns to the main configuration page.

Table 61: Web Filtering Configuration Page

Field

Function

Profile Name

Displays the unique name of the antispam profile.

Profile Type

Displays the profile type selected.

Account

Displays the user account for which this profile is intended.

Server

Displays the server name.

Timeout

Displays the timeout interval.

Table 62: Global Options Web Filtering Configuration Details

Field FunctionAction

URL Whitelist

Specifies a unique customized list of all URLs or IP addresses for a given category that are to be bypassed for scanning.

Select the customized object from the list.

URL Blacklist

Specifies a unique customized list of all URLs or IP addresses for a given category that are scanned for blacklisting.

Select the customized object from the list.

Filtering Type

Surf Control Integrated

Specifes that the Surf Control CPA server intercepts every HTTP request in a TCP connection. The decision making is done on the device after it identifies a category for a URL either from user-defined categories or from the Surf Control category server.

Select this option to choose this type of Web-filtering engine.

Websense Redirect

Specifies that the Web-filtering module intercepts an HTTP request. The URL in the request is then sent to the external Websense server which makes a permit or a deny decision.

Select this option to choose this type of Web-filtering engine.

Local

Specifies the locally defined URL.

Select this option to choose this type of Web-filtering engine.

Table 63: Add Web Filtering Configuration Details

Field FunctionAction
Main

Profile Name

Displays the unique name of the antispam profile.

Enter a unique name for the antispam profile.

Profile Type

Displays the profile type selected. The options available are:

  • Websense—Select this option to use the Websense profile type.
  • Surf Control—Select this option to use Surf Control profile type.
  • Local—Select this option to use the Local profile type.

Select an option.

Account

Displays the user account for which this profile is intended.

Enter a user account name.

Server

Displays the server name.

Enter the server name.

Port

Displays the port number used to communicate with the server.

Enter the port number.

Socket

Displays the number of sockets used for communicating between the client and server.

Enter the number of sockets.

Default Action

Displays the default action to be taken for Web-filtering. The options available are:

  • Permit—Permits access to content.
  • Log and Permit—Logs details of the URL and permits access to content.
  • Block—Blocks access to content.

Select an option.

Timeout

Specifies the time interval to wait before the connection to the server is closed.

Type the interval in seconds.

Custom Block Message

Specifies the customized block message to be displayed when content is blocked.

Enter a message to be displayed when content is blocked.

Fallback Options

Default

Specifies all errors other than the categorized settings. These could include either unhandled system exceptions (internal errors) or other unknown errors. The available actions are block or log-and-permit.

Select Log and Permit. The default action is Block.

Server Connectivity

Specifies that the server connection is not established during certain processes, for example, while the signature database is loading. The available actions are block or log-and-permit.

Select Log and Permit. The default action is Block.

Timeout

Specifies that if the time taken to scan exceeds the timeout setting in the Web-filtering profile, the processing is aborted and the content is passed or blocked without completing filtering. The decision is made based on the timeout fallback option. The available actions are block or log-and-permit.

Select Log and Permit. The default action is Block.

Too Many Requests

Specifies that if the total number of messages received concurrently exceeds the device limits, the content is passed or blocked depending on the too-many-request fallback option. The available actions are block or log-and-permit.

Select Log and Permit. The default action is Block.

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