The Website Filters feature allow to control user access to the Internet, restrict and\or notify user and administrators on any access attempt. This feature is a part of Web & App Filters section.
Website Filters are determined by setting up Website Filter Rules. Website Filter Rules provide a lot of useful features:
Click “New Filter..” – “New Websites Filter” to create a new rule:
Website Filter Rule allows to set a lot of options: schedule, actions, apply delay, users, computers.
Website Filtering Rule parameters are as follows:
If the “Show warning message to user about the time left before applying the rule” is on, WE Client will periodically show a popup message. But if the web timer is on, message will not be showed. Message text can be customized, %URL% and %TIMELEFT% constants can be used to show the restricted website’s address and the time (in HR.MIN.SEC format) left for it. You may use all constants or some of them as you want in the text.
You may use all constants or some of them as you want in the text.
Alert e-mail message will be sent with existing SMTP Settings.
Note: Client Options – Schedule feature has a higher priority than rules’ Schedule. If in the defined by the rule time WE Client is not working due to the client options – the rule will not work too.
Computers can be selected directly or from Organization Units (special system All Computers group can be also used). Click on the Add button and a special search window will appear.
Finally, all website filtering rules are applied for every user as a big single rule.
Important: When using the Website Filters pay attention to the corresponding section (“Web Filter”) in Client Options – Web Filter. If the App Filter option is disabled there, all rules will not work. Also, you may change the list of filtered processes, enable HTTPS sites filtering and block TCP ports from Client Options.
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