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Set Up a WebBlocker Server

Install the WebBlocker Server Software

To configure WebBlocker to use a WebBlocker Server with SurfControl, make sure you have installed the WebBlocker Server software on your management computer. When you run the WatchGuard System Manager Installer, make sure to select the WebBlocker Server component. If you did not select this server, run the setup procedure as described in Install WatchGuard System Manager Software, and select the WebBlocker Server component.

If you configure WebBlocker to use the Websense cloud for WebBlocker lookups, you do not have to install a WebBlocker Server.

Manage the WebBlocker Server

To manage the WebBlocker Server in the WatchGuard Server Center:

  1. Right-click the WatchGuard Server Center icon in the system tray and select Open WatchGuard Server Center.
    The Connect to WatchGuard Server Center dialog box appears.
  2. Type your Username and Administrator passphrase.
  3. Click Login.
    WatchGuard Server Center appears.
  4. In the Servers tree, select WebBlocker Server.
    The WebBlocker General Settings page appears.

The options available on the WebBlocker Server General Settings tab depend on whether you have downloaded the full WebBlocker database.

  • If you did not download the WebBlocker database, the Download button appears on the General Settings tab.

Screen shot of the WebBlocker General Settings tab

  • After you download the WebBlocker database, the Update button appears on the General Settings tab.

Screen shot of the WebBlocker General Settings tab with the Update database button

To manage the WebBlocker Server:

  • To download the WebBlocker database from WatchGuard, click Download.
    For more information, see Download the WebBlocker Database.
  • To update the WebBlocker database with incremental updates from WatchGuard, click Update.
    For more information, see Update the WebBlocker Database .
  • To see the date and time the WebBlocker database was last updated, and to see other status information, click Status .
  • To change the WebBlocker Server port, click Change Port. We recommend you do not change the port.
    For more information, see Change the WebBlocker Server Port.

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