How do I allow Google translate, but ensure it is filtered?

Article #: Product Castle
KB-109 Guardian All

Summary

You want Google translate to be available to users, but to not bypass filtering.

Problem

I want to allow Google translate to be used as a tool, but how do I ensure it is filtered?

Solution

It is possible to block Google translate by creating a block policy for translate.google.co.uk

You may want to allow legitimate use of Google translate, but ensure that appropriate filtering still applies.

To filter Google translate, first ensure that the service is not contained in a filtering ‘whitelist’ policy, as this would prevent it from being filtered. See our Help instructions on filtering policies at https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/filteringpolicywiz.htm?Highlight=whitelist

First add the URL translate.google.co.uk to a custom category, full instructions can be found at https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/customcategory.htm

Create an HTTP inspection policy for the category that you created or appended with the Google translate URL. Help on creating an HTTPS inspection policy: https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/httpspolicywiz.htm#configuring_policies_dg3_1967076179_3238970

Google translate can now be filtered according to your filtering rules.

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22 May 2017 James Silverthorne