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How to apply Web Filtering policy to specific group of clients

02-04-2020 14:05:29

How to create a Web Filtering policy and apply it to specific group of clients?


This article describes to configure effective web filtering policy across the network by allowing & restricting the access to required categories of websites.

Seqrite Web security feature helps to create security policies for a department or specific group of clients.

Applicable Versions: EPS version 6.0 and above.


1. Log on to the Seqrite Endpoint Security Web Console.

2. Go to Clients > Manage policies > Click on “Add” option.

3. Provide Policy Name and Description.

4. Go to Client Settings > Web Security.

5. Under Web Categories, select the option “Restrict access to particular categories of websites” to enable web security feature.

6. From Status column, select “Deny” to “restrict” access and “Allow” to “permit” access to the required categories of websites.

7. For excluding any websites to allow access, refer the KBA link. Click here.

Exclusion helps to apply an exception rule to the protection policy for Web Categories. This helps when the user wants to restrict access to a Web site category but still want to allow access to certain Web sites from the restricted category.

8. Select the “Enable Web Security reports” to generate reports for all blocked Web sites. 

9. To get an alert message when a blocked Web site is accessed by a user, select the “Display alert message when the website is blocked”.

10. Click on “Save policy”.

To apply the created policy to a specific group of clients, follow the steps:

1. Go to Clients option in EPS console > Manage groups

2. Right-click on the client group on which created policy need to apply, click on “Set policy”, and select the Web filter policy to apply on the client's group.

In this way, Web filter policy will get applied on to specific group.

Please contact Seqrite Technical Support for more assistance.