WebSafetica - Websites & Applications policies
Posted by Martin Trčka, Last modified by Štěpán Horký on 11 June 2019 01:00 PM
Starting in Safetica 8.3, you can choose to manage Application Control and Web Control from WebSafetica instead of Safetica Console. The new design was prepared in close cooperation with our customers and gives you better control of what rules are applied to which departments or stations.
Due to the different configuration logic, it is not possible to control these features simultaneously from both consoles. When you enable Application and Web Policies in WebSafetica, you will be prompted whether you want to import your existing settings. If you decide to revert back to using Safetica Console, your old configuration will be available again.
Enabling Application and Web Control in WebSafetica
To enable Application and Web Control in WebSafetica:
If you choose to import existing settings, the new policies will be created as follows:
This way, all the original settings are converted to policies except for discontinued options (see article Web control and Application control changes for more details).
Configuring Application and Web Control in WebSafetica
When creating rules (policies) in Application or Web Control, there are two simple rules to follow:
This means that rules and exceptions for specific stations, users or groups should be placed on top of the list, while company-wide "catch-all" rules should be at the bottom of the list.
Sample Web Control scenarios
1st web scenario: Block all potentially dangerous website categories for all users except management group.
2nd web scenario: The computers and users from WorkShop group should not have any access to websites apart from web category “Intranet”.
Sample Application Control scenario
Application scenario: Deny categories Alternative web browsers, Games, Keyloggers and Miners for the whole company. Allow category Games for management group.