Description of Group Settings

In the Web Filter desktop application, you can configure group-specific rules for Internet usage under Management > Web Filter > Groups > Settings.

You can set different rules for the Web Filter for each group. It is also possible to define a group leader for each group who can reject or confirm release requests for websites.

  • Activate group: Here, you activate or block the Internet usage for the corresponding group in general.
  • Allow user to reqest a release: With this option, you allow users to request releases for blocked websites.
  • E-Mail group leader: Here, you can enter the email address of a person who belongs to the group. This person decides upon release requests within the group.
  • Enable advertising filter: With this option, you specify that advertising banners are to be blocked.
  • Block uncategorized URLs: If you select this setting, the Web Filter will block unknown and uncategorized websites.
  • Enable virus protection: The virus protection is always active and cannot be deactivated.
  • Block hacked server: With this option, you determine that the access to manipulated websites will be blocked.
  • Enable ftp connections: Activate this option to allow FTP connections.

    This option is obsolete because FTP is supported in general.

  • Allow temporary release: With this function, you allow users to unlock blocked websites for a certain period of time (15 minutes). There are three different settings:
    • If you check the box Off, it is not possible to unlock blocked websites temporarily.
    • If you check the box All, all users are able to unlock all blocked websites.
    • If you select a Group leader, all categories marked with a red lock in the Web Filter categories are excluded from the release option (see Web Filter Categories).

    An important feature of this function is that the administrator is able to view all temporary releases from his workspace (see Workspace).

  • Forbidden file extensions: To block the download of certain file formats, you can enter the file extensions here and create a list of file formats that should be blocked.

    Always enter file extensions with a dot before the letters (.exe).

If you would like to reset the settings to default, click on Default in the upper right corner.