Smoothwall’s 6 different policy objects

::::::6 Policy Objects::::::
1.Category Groups:
Guardian » Policy objects » Category groups:
(collection of blocked list categories)(categories and sub-categories)
(can be used for block or allow)
(it is a convenience feature, instead of adding individual categories, group of categories can be added)
advanced view to drill down each category to fine tune each category(5 components):
1.content filtering (dynamic content filtering)(dynamic content analysis)(phrase matches)
2.url pattern (/flashads)(/banner) filtering (block searches from searh engines)(google, bing, yahoo etc.)
4.flash filtering
5.domain/url filtering
if a customer want to block sepecific gambling sites, but allow searching for gambling content
(simply tick the domain/url filtering and enter the sites and use it in a block policy)
if a school want to block online flash games

2.User-Defined categories:
Guardian » Policy objects » User defined:
1.Search tool: (to see if the url is contained in a category)
2.Domains and URLs
3.Search term filtering
4.URL patterns
5.headers to override
6.File types
(custome (user-defined) categories can be found Guardian » Policy objects » Category groups->custom categories)
(custom allowed content and custom blocked content are builtin custom categories used for quick allow/block)
(swurl list also shows up in the custom category section here aswell as in the user-defined section)

3.Time slots:
Guardian » Policy objects » Time slots:
(to implement policies for certains days and time)

Guardian » Policy objects » Locations:
(single IP, hostnames, range of IP, subnet)
(used in web filter policies, different authentication methods based on the location of the client, location blocking and identification by location)
(Exceptions field can be used to add IPs in exceptions if you want it to exclude in the range of IPs mentioned above)

Guardian » Policy objects » Quotas:
(limit access to specific content for a certain amount of time everyday)
(default qouta specified can not be removed, but can be edited)
(when default qouta is used user can have 1 hour qouta and will be prompted evry 10 mins)
(new qouta is created for specific users or user groups with duration, prompt and reset time)

6.user groups:
(retreived from the AD or directory connection)
(these are the security groups in AD mapped to the UTM groups)


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