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Change Categories to Block

The list of categories you can configure in the WebBlocker configuration depends on which type of server you choose. When you add a WebBlocker profile, you select a server to use for WebBlocker. The list of categories you can configure in the WebBlocker configuration depends on which type of server you choose.

On the Servers tab in a WebBlocker configuration, you can configure the categories that WebBlocker blocks.

Configure Websense Cloud Categories

If you configured WebBlocker to use the Websense cloud option, you configure the action for each Websense category or subcategory. Select the check box adjacent to a category to select all subcategories.

The top level categories are more than a summation of the subcategories they contain. Websense can also use the top level categories to classify websites that fit the description of the category, but do not fit the description of any subcategory.

To block content that matches a category:

  1. Click a category name to see the category description below the list.
  2. In the category list, select each category or subcategory that you want to block.
  3. To block access to websites that match all categories, select the Deny All Categories check box.

Screen shot of the WebBlocker profile configuration, Category page for Websense cloud categories
WebBlocker Categories in Fireware Web UI

Screen shot of the WebBlocker Configuration dialog box, Categories tab for Websense categories
WebBlocker Categories in Policy Manager

  1. To configure the action WebBlocker takes for uncategorized websites, from the When a URL is uncategorized drop-down list, select Allow or Deny.

For more information about Websense cloud categories, see About WebBlocker Websense Categories.

Configure SurfControl Categories

If you configured WebBlocker to use a WebBlocker Server with SurfControl, you select which SurfControl categories to block.

  1. On the Categories tab, select the check box for each content category you want to block.
    The SurfControl content categories appear.

Screen shot of a WebBlocker profile configuration, Categories tab for SurfControl categories
WebBlocker Categories in Fireware Web UI

WebBlocker Configuration dialog box, Categories tab for SurfControl categories
WebBlocker Categories in Policy Manager

  1. To configure the action WebBlocker takes for uncategorized websites, from the When a URL is uncategorized drop-down list, select Allow or Deny.

For more information about SurfControl categories, see About WebBlocker SurfControl Categories.

To make sure users cannot go to websites that hide their identities to try to avoid WebBlocker, select to block the Proxies & Translators category.

Send an Alarm when a Site is Denied

You can configure WebBlocker to send an alarm if a user tries to go to a site and is denied. In the Action to Take section, select Alarm if denied. The authenticated user's name is displayed in the alarm text to help you track violations.

To set parameters for the alarms, click the Alarm tab. For information on the fields in this dialog box, see Set Logging and Notification Preferences.

Log WebBlocker Actions

You can define WebBlocker to send a message to the log file if a user tries to go to a site and is denied. In the Action to Take section, select Log this action.

See Also

Get Started with WebBlocker (Web)

Configure WebBlocker

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