Policy wizard

Use this page to create a new custom web filter policy to allow or block specific content, allow access to specific web sites at certain times or apply an acceptable usage policy (AUP) to meet your organization’s needs.

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Policy wizard
Policy

The type of policy or which tenant the policy is for.

  • Global, can't be overridden — This policy must always be enforced. Only the central administrator can edit this policy.
  • Specific to <tenant_name> — This policy is owned and applicable to the specified tenant only. Only an administrator from that tenant, or the central administrator, can edit this policy.
  • Global, can be overridden — This policy applies to all tenants, but can be overridden at their discretion. However, only the central administrator can edit this policy.
Step 1: Who
Available users or groups The list of users and groups available to be selected.
Add » Adds the selected users or groups to the Included users or groups list.
« Remove Moves the selected users or groups to the Available users or groups list.
Included users or groups The list of users or groups that the policy applies to. For example, a certain school year or department.
Create a new group Opens the Groups page.
Next Collapses this section and expands the next section.
Step 2: What
Available categories or category groups What is to be filtered. Multitenant configured systems have the tenant name prefixed to tenant specific categories and category groups.
Add » Adds the selected users or groups to the Included categories or category groups list.
« Remove Moves the selected users or groups to the Available categories or category groups list.
Included categories or category groups The list of categories that the policy contains.
Create a new category group or a new category Opens the Category groups page and the Categories page.
Back Collapses this section and expands the previous section.
Next Collapses this section and expands the next section to complete.
Step 3: Where
Available locations Where the policy applies. For example, a room of devices.
Add » Adds the selected users or groups to the Included locations list.
« Remove Moves the selected users or groups to the Available locations list.
Included locations The list of locations where the policy applies.
Create a new location Opens the Locations page.
Back Collapses this section and expands the previous section.
Next Collapses this section and expands the next section to complete.
Step 4: When
Available time slots The list of time slots available to be applied to the policy.
Add » Adds the selected users or groups to the Included time slots list.
« Remove Moves the selected users or groups to the Available time slots list.
Included time slots The list of time slots of when the policy applies.
Create a new time slot Opens the Time slots page.
Back Collapses this section and expands the previous section.
Next Collapses this section and expands the next section to complete.
Step 5: Action
Create policy folder Select this action when configuring a policy at a central installation where you need to create policy folders for multiple locations or groups. See the help topic, About policy folders
Block Requests to the specified categories and category groups are blocked.
Allow Requests to the specified categories and category groups are allowed through. Content is scanned for antimalware if an antimalware policy is in place. Guardian might also categorize the content and apply any content modification policies in place. You can use this option to create specific exceptions to broad blocking policies. You can also prevent over-blocking of diverse content such as news articles, which might fall under a variety of categorizations depending on the type of news article.
Whitelist

When content is added to a safe list, Guardian doesn't examine it any further. Content is added to a safe list early on when Guardian is checking URLs. Content added to a safe list isn't subjected to outgoing filtering or dynamic content analysis. Content modification policies might still be applied, unless the categorization of the original, unmodified URL matches the content added to the safe list. Adding content to a safe list might help to conserve system resources and prevent unintentional blocking when dealing with trusted content, such as online banking sites or Windows updates.

Note: White-listed content is not scanned for potential malware.

Soft Block Requests to the specified categories and category groups need user confirmation before continuing to the content.
Limit to quota

Select this action to apply a quota when applying the policy. When the policy is applied, Guardian checks the quotas defined on the Quotas page and limit access to the requested content based on the quota object’s settings.

Note: Any content being streamed or downloaded by a user is not stopped when the user’s quota runs out.

Back Collapses this section and expands the previous section.
Enable Turns on the policy.
Confirm Opens a confirmation page showing all your selections. You need to click Save to turn on your policy.
Cancel Opens the Manage policies page.

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About the web filter policy wizard

Things you can do here

Creating web filter policies

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