Which Guardian default policies should I use for the workplace, hospitality, or BECTA and CIPA compliance?

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Summary

A guide to the default policies in the Guardian web filter, including guidance on how they align with CIPA and BECTA compliance.

Education

This web filtering policy is designed to protect students and is highly restrictive. This policy is suitable to use as a basis for British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) compliance.

 

Web filter policy table

Who

What

Where

When

Action

Everyone

Authentication Exceptions

Everywhere

Always

Whitelist

Banned Users

Everything

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Custom allowed content

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Custom blocked content

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Policy group

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Academic Institutions

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Education and Reference

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Government

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Core Blocked Content

Everywhere

Always

Block


Authentication Exceptions

  • Web Infrastructure > Software Updates
  • Web Infrastructure > SSL/CRL
  • Custom categories > Custom allowed content

 

Core Blocked Content

 Legal & Liability Issues
 Adult Themes
 Entertainment > Jokes and Humour
 Entertainment > Online Games
 FIle and Image Hosting > File Hosting
 File and Image Hosting > Image Hosting: Unmoderated
 Information and Reference > Plagiarism
 IT & Technical > Peer-to-peer Networking
 Malware and Hacking
 Multimedia > Audio and Video
 Social Media > Blogs
 Social Media > Dating Sites
 Social Media > Discussion Forums
 Social Media > Instant Messaging Sites
 Social Media > Social Networking Sites
 Web Infrastructure > Adverts

 

Workplace / Productivity

This web filtering policy blocks adult, drug and gambling content. It also blocks social networking and other sites that may impact productivity at work.

Web filter policy table

Who

What

Where

When

Action

Everyone

Authentication Exceptions

Everywhere

Always

Whitelist

Banned Users

Everything

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Custom allowed content

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Custom blocked content

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Core Blocked Content

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Lunchtime Content

Everywhere

Lunchtime

Allow


Authentication Exceptions

  • Web Infrastructure > Software Updates
  • Web Infrastructure > SSL/CRL
  • Custom categories > Custom allowed content

 

Core Blocked Content

 Legal and Liability > Child Abuse
 Legal and Liability > Drugs
 Legal and Liability > Intolerance
 Legal and Liability > Piracy and Copyright Infringement
 Legal and Liability > Pornography
 Legal and Liability > Self Harm
 Legal and Liability > Terrorism
 Adult Themes > Adult Sites
 Adult Themes > Criminal Activity
 Adult Themes > Gambling
 Adult Themes > Gore
 Entertainment > Computer Games
 Entertainment > Desktop Customisation
 Entertainment > Jokes and Humour
 Entertainment > Online Games
 File and Image Hosting > File Hosting
 File and Image Hosting > Image Hosting: Unmoderated
 IT & Technical > Peer-to-peer Networking
 IT & Technical > Webmail
 Lifestyle > Online Auctions
 Lifestyle > Online Shopping
 Malware & Phishing
 Multimedia > Audio and Video
 Social Media > Dating Sites
 Social Media > Discussion Forums
 Social Media > Instant Messaging
 Social Media > Social Networking Sites
 Web Infrastructure > Adverts

 

Workplace

This is a less restrictive workplace web filtering policy, it only blocks adult, drug and gambling content.

Web filter policy table

Who

What

Where

When

Action

Everyone

Authentication Exceptions

Everywhere

Always

Whitelist

Banned Users

Everything

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Custom allowed content

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Custom blocked content

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Core Blocked Content

Everywhere

Always

Block

 

Authentication Exceptions

 Web Infrastructure > Software Updates
 Web Infrastructure > SSL/CRL
 Custom categories > Custom allowed content

 

Core Blocked Content

 Legal and Liability > Child Abuse
 Legal and Liability > Drugs
 Legal and Liability > Intolerance
 Legal and Liability > Piracy and Copyright Infringement
 Legal and Liability > Pornography
 Legal and Liability > Self Harm
 Legal and Liability > Terrorism
 Adult Themes > Adult Sites
 Adult Themes > Criminal Activity
 Adult Themes > Gambling
 Adult Themes > Gore
 Entertainment > Computer Games
 Entertainment > Desktop Customisation
 Entertainment > Jokes and Humour
 Entertainment > Online Games
 File and Image Hosting > Image Hosting: Unmoderated
 Malware & Phishing
 Web Infrastructure > Adverts

 

CIPA

This is a minimal web filtering policy designed to comply with the USA's Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

Web filter policy table

Who

What

Where

When

Action

Everyone

Authentication Exceptions

Everywhere

Always

Whitelist

Banned Users

Everything

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Custom allowed content

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Custom blocked content

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Policy group

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Academic Institutions

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Education and Reference

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Government

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Core Blocked Content

Everywhere

Always

Block

 

Authentication Exceptions

 Web Infrastructure > Software Updates
 Web Infrastructure > SSL/CRL
 Custom categories > Custom allowed content

 

Core Blocked Content

 Legal and Liability > Child Abuse
 Legal and Liability > Pornography
 Adult Themes > Restricted to Adults
 File Hosting > Image Hosting: Unmoderated

 

Hospitality

Designed to protect networks that provide Guest Internet Access. This policy only manages web content that is potentially illegal or infringes copyright; it does not restrict access to adult content and/or other material that may be considered offensive to many people.

Web filter policy table

Who

What

Where

When

Action

Everyone

iTunes, Netflix, YouTube

Everywhere

Always

Whitelist

Everyone

Software Updates

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Banned Users

Everything

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Custom allowed content

Everywhere

Always

Allow

Everyone

Custom blocked content

Everywhere

Always

Block

Everyone

Core Blocked Content

Everywhere

Always

Block

 

Core Blocked Content

 Legal and Liability > Piracy & Copyright Infringement
 Malware and Phishing > Hacking
 Malware and Phishing > Malware & Phishing

 

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22 May 2017

Christopher Smith

 

 


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