How do I use the Smoothwall Web Filter? — The Videos

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The following videos have been put together to provide extra guidance when using the Smoothwall web filter.

Creating Policies

Creating a Basic Web Filtering Video

How to create a simple filtering policy in the Smoothwall to block undesirable web content.

 

Creating an "Allow" Web Filtering Policy

How to create an allow policy in the Smoothwall to exclude web content from being blocked.

 

Creating an HTTP Inspection Policy

How to create an HTTPS inspection policy in the Smoothwall to decrypt and inspect secure web traffic.

 

Creating a Content Modification Policy

How to create content a modification policy in the Smoothwall to automatically enable features such as forcing Google SafeSearch or hide YouTube comments.

 

Creating an Anti-Malware Policy

How to create an Anti-Malware policy in the Smoothwall to protect from viruses and trojans that maybe hidden in downloaded files and websites.

 

Creating a Block Page Policy

How to create a block page policy in the Smoothwall to warn of undesirable web content.

Troubleshooting

Allowing a Blocked Site (including Using the Web Filter Log Viewer)

How do I allow or block a site in the Smoothwall?

 

I've Allowed or Blocked a Site and it Hasn't Worked (including the Policy Tester)

I've allowed or blocked a site but it looks strange, why is this? Troubleshooting filtering policies in the Smoothwall.

 

I've Unblocked a Site but it Looks Strange

I've unblocked a site but it looks strange, why is this? Troubleshooting filtering policies in the Smoothwall.

 

Filtering Policy Objects

Groups and Authentication Policies — "The Who"

Filtering policy objects are the building blocks for your web filter policies. Explanation of "The Who", groups and authentication policies, how to add and edit them, and where they are located in the Smoothwall.

 

Understanding and Setting Up Categories — "The What"

Filtering policy objects are the building blocks for your web filter policies. Explanation of "The What", understanding and setting up categories, how to create and edit them, and where they are located in the Smoothwall.

 

Understanding and Setting Up Locations — "The Where"

Filtering policy objects are the building blocks for your web filter policies. Explanation of "The Where", understanding and setting up locations, how to create and edit them, and where they are located in the Smoothwall.

 

Setting Up a Quota

Filtering policy objects are the building blocks for your web filter policies. Explanation of quotas, understanding and setting them up, how to create and edit them, and where they are located in the Smoothwall.

 

Setting up a Time Slot — "The When"

Filtering policy objects are the building blocks for your web filter policies. Explanation of "The When", setting up a time slot and where they are located in the Smoothwall.

 

Understanding Filtering Actions — "The Action"

Filtering policy objects are the building blocks for your web filter policies. Explanation of "The Action", understanding filtering actions which are available to select for use with your rules in the Smoothwall.

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21st November 2016

Suzie Knight

 

 

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