Dell Sonicwall CFS

Posted on 2014-01-21
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I have created policies for 3 different groups in my work

Admins, Managers and Users.

I ban most things for users however I am looking for a way to unblock a lot of the websites between lunch hours.

The only thing is I still need to ban websites like youtube etc from normal users to stop people using up all our bandwidth. Is there a way to have 1 set of sites banned at normal times and another group banned between lunch hours for my normal users?
Question by:CaptainGiblets
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ID: 39796372
To add to this question CFS is kind of confusing me a little.... I have enabled CFS on users and zones, with the default CFS blocking sites I want banned for normal users. I have enabled this in the zone LAN

I have 2 goups Managers and Users

Tom is in Users
Paul is in Managers

When I look at the users in summary I can see Tom has the CFS policy default applied and Paul has the CFS policy managers and default.

I have added the site to the forbidden domains on both managers and users, but for some reason tom is being banned but paul isn't....
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by:Diverse IT
ID: 39796382
Hi CaptainGiblets,

How are you planning on applying the policies to each group, e.g. (IP range, SSO, authentication, Zone, Rules, etc.)?

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ID: 39796383
At the moment I am trying to apply them by SSO. I also have it enabled on the Zone but that obviously only lets me pick 1 policy per zone.
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Correct, Zones only allow one policy at a time. If you are using SSO, then you can apply them to each group.
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by:Diverse IT
ID: 39811084
Do you have any other questions?

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ID: 39812442
I haven't closed it off just yet as I am testing.

I have set the groups up the way I want them with Users, Managers and Admins.

The Default group bans everything and seems to work if they cant authenticate via SSO or they aren't in one of the groups.

I have also had some problems creating a lunch time rule, which I allow between 12:30 - 2:30 and allows access to more sites. This is working but sometimes the other rules such as users or managers are taking over and blocking the sites but 5 minutes later they wont be.

Trying to figure out exactly how the rules work, the way I think it works is that if they are a member of 5 CFS's and even one of them rules allow it, then it allows them access otherwise it will block it. However these odd blocks sometimes make it seem a bit random.
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by:Diverse IT
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Glad I could help and thanks for the points!

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