Security Profiles

Defining Security Profiles

Security Profiles is an essential part of the deployment. By setting security profiles, users can select which category or applications will be blocked. Security Profile menu is accessed from the settings main menu. There are four security profiles with predefined settings. Built-in security profiles cannot be edited. New profiles must be created to enable editing..

Figure 1. Security Profiles

After accessing the security profiles page, list of security profiles can be seen. The number of users shows how many deployments are using this profile.

To create own profile click "Create New Profile" button on right upper corner of screen and security profile definition popup screen appears for creating new profile.

Figure 2. Security Profile Definitions

A name should be given to the security profile. After providing a name to the new profile, category settings for allowing or blocking user requests is defined. Security profiles are divided into four main categories, and each main category is divided into subcategories. To Allow/Block any subcategory click on it. You can enforce users to "Safe Search" by enabling "Safe Search" button. In addition to safe search enforcement, "YouTube restricted mode" can be enabled to allow viewing verified or secure content in YouTube.

Content Filtering: Content filtering contains categories which are classified based on content. Content filtering is divided into two categories, Content Categories and Clean Categories. Clean Categories are allowed by default and are not shown by the system. To see the full list click "Clean Categories".

Security: This main Category contains subcategories which are considered as dangerous or accessing this type of domains can cause security risks in the network.

Applications: Application Category consist of subcategories which is focused on online applications such as remote access, instant messaging etc...

Black-White Lists: Black and White lists allow the creation of exceptions for blocked or allowed categories. If a website is defined in the blacklist, it will be blocked regardless of its category, and a domain in white list will be allowed irrespective of the category.

Evaluation Order: First look up Black/White Lists, then Applications, then Security and lastly Content Filtering.