Enabling URL Filtering in Worry-Free Business Security Services (WFBS-SVC)

Solution ID Last Updated
1056580 Oct. 22, 2014 8:05 AM (PST)

Product / Version Platform
Worry-Free Business Security Services - 5.6;Worry-Free Business Security Services for Dell - 5.6;
N/A - N/A

Problem Description

This article details how to set up the URL Filtering feature in WFBS-SVC. 


URL filtering helps you control access to Web sites to reduce unproductive employee time, decrease Internet bandwidth usage, and create a safer Internet environment. You can choose a level of URL filtering protection or customize which types of Web sites you want to screen.
To configure URL Filtering:
  1. Log on to the WFBS-SVC console.
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Under the Groups pane, hover the mouse beside the group that you need to configure. 
  4. Click the Gear icon and select Configure Policy.
    Configure policy
  5. On the Windows tab, click URL Filtering.
    URL filtering
  6. Tick the Enable URL Filtering option.
    Enable URL filtering
  7. From the URL Filtering screen, update following as required:
    • Filter Strength:
      • High: Blocks known or potential security threats, inappropriate or possibly offensive content, content that can affect productivity or bandwidth, and unrated pages
      • Medium: Blocks known security threats and inappropriate content
      • Low (default): Blocks known security threats
      • Custom: Select your own categories, and whether you want to block the categories during business hours or leisure hours
    • Filter Rules: Select entire categories or sub-categories to block.
    • Business Hours: Any day or hours that are not defined under Business Hours are considered Leisure hours.
  8. Click Save.
    Note: To define approved and blocked lists for the group (and ignore the global lists), click Approved/Blocked URLs on the left panel and then configure the list in the screen that appears.

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