In the past, custom categories may have been used to control user’s Web activity by adding URLs to those categories to serve as white lists or black lists. This process changes the category of the URLs in custom categories and is no longer necessary with the white list/black list feature in CyBlock. The white list/black list feature allows you to create a white list as well as a black list in the same Web category policy. You may enter and save both allowed and blocked URLs in the policy without affecting the categorization of the URLs.
White lists and black lists allow you to create exceptions to your blocking policy. A white list can be used to allow access to specific sites while blocking all others in the corresponding category. A black list can be used to block access to specific sites while allowing all others in the corresponding category. For example, if you blocked the Search Engines category, but you wanted to allow access to Google, then you would type *.google.com in the Allowed URLs box to allow access to that Web site.
- Go to Web Management – Filter – Categories.
- Select the policy to which you want to add a white list and/or a black list.
- In the Allowed URLs box, enter the URLs you want to allow.
- In the Blocked URLs box, enter the URLs you want to block.
- Click Submit to apply your changes.
Your users’ Web traffic will now be filtered according to the URLs in your white and black lists.
If you need assistance, please contact Technical Support at (321) 953-5351, Ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.