GFI WebMonitor | Creating web filtering policies

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GFI WebMonitor | Creating web filtering policies

GFI WebMonitor | Creating web filtering policies


To create profiles or policies in
GFI WebMonitor 2015 go to the Manage tab and
click on Policies. Here you’ll notice that you have a list
of primary policies that are enabled. The whitelist, the blacklist, the security
scanning policy with download window, the security scanning policy without
download window, the policy clone for blacklist and the
generic default policy. To create a new policy click on Add a policy. In this case will
be creating a policy for web filtering. To do this drag and drop the Website
element into the element pain and do the same with the Exception
category. Next name your policy by clicking on Add
policy name at the top, you can also have a description for this
policy. You then need to select whether you want the policy to allow, block or warn based on
the filters you create. In this case we’ll select block. From here
go to the Website section where you can either choose to block by
category or by URL’s or IPs. To block by category select
the Category section and either input the site category or
choose from the list provided. Select the categories you want
to block and click Add to Policy. You’ll see the blocked
categories here. To add an exception to this list go to the Exceptions section. Here you
can add a user, group, a URL or IP or an application to
your exception list. To add a group click on the Group’s section and insert the name of the group you want
to add. In this case we’ll add the Administrators
group to our exception list. Once done simply click save.

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