Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Sohphos UTm web filtering

Posted on 2014-03-14
3
Medium Priority
?
1,937 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-14
I am running a software version of Sophos Utm and having problem with Web Protection.
I ma trying to unblock a site www.example.com which I can do but then the links within it is blocked.
Anyone know how to unblock the site and all links within it..
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:kcassone
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:btan
ID: 39930929
you should be able to add under Web filtering profile

Create Filter Action
This is used to create the rule where we define whether sites are allowed or blocked
Select: Web Protection | Web Filtering Profiles | Filter Actions
Create a 'New Filter'
Select any groups you wish to block with this profile
Add the website you wish to excempt to the 'Always allow these URLs'
Example: Add *.facebook.* to  'Always allow these URLs'
Make sure the filter action is set to 'Allow by default'
Save the rule

Note - It is important that you explicitly define that the website is allowed, if it is uncategorised within the policy then the Global Policy will be applied and in turn block the website.

There is also another means for overall exception under 'Web Protection' | 'Web Filtering' | 'Exceptions'. You can use regex to for websites list regular expression
0
 

Author Comment

by:kcassone
ID: 39937152
I actually used the 2nd option and twitter is unblocked but some of the links are still blocked.
Is there anyway to allow a user access to all sites just for the day or temporary password?
THanks
0
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
btan earned 2000 total points
ID: 39938583
There is no option for a 'Time Period Definition' in Exceptions. This is done in a Profile. steps can include in sequence of

a. create a 'Filter Action' that duplicates the general settings, but also allows the desired traffic.
b. create a 'Filter Assignement' for this 'Filter Action' using your new 'Time Period Definition' (leave 'Users/Groups' empty unless you have some type of authentication enabled).
c. create a 'Profile' with your new 'Filter Assignment', selecting 'Fallback Action: Default filter assignment'.

There is an similar track on time based control in this forum if you are interested

Also for info, time based application filtering e.g. use facebook apps at lunch time but rest of day block it is not available in the release
0

Featured Post

Looking for the Wi-Fi vendor that's right for you?

We know how difficult it can be to evaluate Wi-Fi vendors, so we created this helpful Wi-Fi Buyer's Guide to help you find the Wi-Fi vendor that's right for your business! Download the guide and get started on our checklist today!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you're a modern-day technology professional, you may be wondering if certifications are really necessary. They are. Here's why.
Ransomware, the malware that locks down its victim’s files until they pay up, has always been a frustrating issue to deal with. However, a recent mobile ransomware will make the issue a little more personal… by sharing the victim’s mobile browsing h…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question