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Content Control Module

The Content Control module restricts user access to the Internet and to specific types of applications either on a universal basis or based on a schedule. You can also restrict access to specific addresses, HTTP or SMTP traffic containing certain keywords, or to predefined web site categories. You can restrict over 30 types of web sites including gambling, mature content, social networking, or file sharing.

This module is only available for latop/workstation security profiles.

For this module to work properly, enable the Network Scan Module.

  1. In the navigation pane, click Configuration > Security Manager > Profiles
  2. Click Add, or click on an existing profile to edit.
  3. Click View Settings beside the Anti-Malware module.

Content Control Module Settings

Setting Description
General Tab The Content Control Module will restrict user access. These settings enable you to turn on Internet access, application access, and which information the end user is allowed to supply to web services.
Internet Control Tab

 Control Internet Access settings will override Web Filtering by Category settings.

This tab becomes enabled when you select Internet Control on the General tab. On this tab you select the level of control to be enforced when accessing the Internet. You can also set up a schedule when certain sites are accessible. For example, you can restrict shopping sites or social network sites for most of the day, but enable visiting these sites during lunch time or after work hours.

The Web Filtering by Category area enables you to select what types of sites users can visit. Place your cursor over the icon to view a description of the types of filtering categories are available.

Use the Website Whitelist/Blacklist area to include exceptions or additions to the sites you allow users access.

Applications Tab This tab becomes enabled when you select Application Control on the General tab. On this tab you select the level of control to be enforced when accessing specific applications. On this tab you define the application and parameters, and whether to block, allow or set a scheduled time when the application is accessible.
Data Protection Tab

Data Protection prevents users from accidentally or maliciously revealing specific confidential information by scanning outgoing email messages (SMTP) and web (HTTP) traffic to block pre-defined text strings from being sent.

These text strings can include sensitive information such as names, credit card numbers, names of products or technologies still under development, contact information for company executives, or similar information.

Data protection rules enable you to specify text strings that contain sensitive data or are indicators of sensitive data. You can use the rules to prevent data from being entered in email messages or HTTP sites.

Use the Website Whitelist/Blacklist area to include exceptions or additions to the information allowed to be transmitted.