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  • SonicWALL Content Filtering Service

    Users Guide

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    Table of Contents

    Copyright Notice ...................................................................... 3Limited Warranty...................................................................... 3SonicWALL Technical Support ................................................ 4Introduction .............................................................................. 5Activating Content Filtering Service from the Security Services Tab........................................................................................... 6Activating SonicWALL Content Filtering Service using mySonicWALL.com ................................................................. 8What is mySonicWALL.com? .................................................. 8What Can I Do with mySonicWALL.com? ............................... 8How do I Get Started with mySonicWALL.com? ..................... 8Activating the Content Filtering Service Subscription .............. 8Managing Content Filtering.................................................... 10Accessing the SonicWALL using a Web Browser ................. 10Configuring SonicWALL Content Filtering Service ................ 11Content Filter Type ................................................................ 11Restrict Web Features ........................................................... 12Block: ..................................................................................... 12Message to display when a site is blocked............................ 12Configuring CFS Settings ...................................................... 13Settings.................................................................................. 13URL Cache ............................................................................ 14URL List ................................................................................. 14Select Categories to block ..................................................... 14Customizing the Content Filtering List ................................... 15Custom Filter ......................................................................... 15Allowed Domains ................................................................... 16Forbidden Domains ............................................................... 16Keywords ............................................................................... 16Deleting Allowed Domains, Forbidden Domains, or Keywords ........................................................................... 16Time of Day ........................................................................... 17Consent ................................................................................. 17Web Usage Consent Page .................................................... 18Mandatory Filtered IP Addresses .......................................... 19Users ..................................................................................... 20Global User Settings.............................................................. 20Users ..................................................................................... 21Adding and Removing a User ................................................ 22

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    Copyright Notice 2003 SonicWALL, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Under the copyright laws, this manual or the software described within,can not be copied, in whole or part, without the written consent of themanufacturer, except in the normal use of the software to make abackup copy. The same proprietary and copyright notices must beaffixed to any permitted copies as were affixed to the original. Thisexception does not allow copies to be made for others, whether or notsold, but all of the material purchased (with all backup copies) can besold, given, or loaned to another person. Under the law, copyingincludes translating into another language or format.SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein can betrademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respectivecompanies. Specifications and descriptions subject to change without notice.

    Limited WarrantySonicWALL, Inc. warrants that SonicWALL Network Anti-Virus willperform in accordance to the accompanying written materials for aperiod of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt. SonicWALL Inc.s and its suppliers entire liability and your exclusiveremedy shall be, at SonicWALLs option, either a) return of the pricepaid, or b) repair or replacement of the PRODUCT that does not meetSonicWALLs Limited Warranty and which is returned to SonicWALLwith a copy of your receipt. This Limited Warranty is void if failure ofthe PRODUCT has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication.Any replacement PRODUCT shall be warranted for the remainder ofthe original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer.In no event shall SonicWALL or its suppliers be liable for any damageswhatsoever (including, without limitation, special, incidental, indirect,or consequential damages for loss of business profits, businessinterruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss)arising out of the use of or inability to use the PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of impliedwarranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages, so theabove limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Where liability maynot be limited under applicable law, SonicWALLs liability shall belimited to the amount you paid for the Product. This warranty gives youspecific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary fromstate to state.By using this Product, you agree to these limitations of liability.

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    THIS WARRANTY AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE AREEXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, ORALOR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. No dealer, agent, or employee of SonicWALL is authorized to makeany extension or addition to this warranty.

    This warranty does not apply if the SonicWALL is damaged byaccident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or is modified without thewritten permission of SonicWALL, Inc.In no event shall SonicWALL, Inc. or its suppliers be liable for anydamages, whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for lossof profits, business interruption, loss of information, or other pecuniaryloss) arising out of the use of the SonicWALL, or the inability to use theSonicWALL.Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of impliedwarranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages, so theabove limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Where liability maynot be limited under applicable law, SonicWALL liability is limited to theamount paid for the product. This warranty gives you specific legalrights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. By using the SonicWALL Internet Security Appliance, you agree to thelimitations of liability. THIS WARRANTY AND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE AREEXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, ORALOR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.No dealer, agent, or employee of SonicWALL, Inc. is authorized tomake any extension or addition to this warranty.

    SonicWALL Technical SupportFor timely resolution of technical support questions, visit SonicWALLon the Internet at . Resources areavailable to help you resolve most technical issues, as well as a wayto contact one of the SonicWALL Technical Support engineers.

    Phone: 1-408-752-7819

    Fax: 1-408-745-9300

    Support: http://www.sonicwall.com/support/

    Phone: (408) 745-9600

    Fax: (408) 745-9300

    Web: http://www.sonicwall.com

    E-mail: [email protected]

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    IntroductionThe SonicWALL Content Filtering Service helps organizationsincrease productivity and reduce legal and privacy risks byautomatically enforcing acceptable use policies while minimizingadministration overhead. Integrated with SonicWALL's line of Internetsecurity appliances, the SonicWALL Content Filtering Service enablesorganizations such as businesses, schools and libraries to maintainInternet access policies tailored to their specific needs.With SonicWALL Content Filtering Service, network administratorshave a flexible tool to provide comprehensive filtering based onkeywords, time of day, trusted and forbidden domain designations,and file types such as Cookies, Java and ActiveX for privacy. TheSonicWALL Content Filtering Service automatically updates the filters,making maintenance substantially simpler and less time consuming.SonicWALL Content Filtering can be customized to add or removespecific URLs from the blocked list and to block specific keywords.When a user attempts to access a site that is blocked by theSonicWALL, a customized message is displayed on the users screen.SonicWALL Internet security appliances can also be configured to logattempts to access sites on the SonicWALL Content Filter List, on acustom URL list, and on a keyword list to monitor Internet usagebefore putting new usage restrictions in place.

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    Activating Content Filtering Service from the Security Services TabYou can also activate your Content Filtering Service from the Security Services tab. Click General, and then Security Services.

    Tip! If you have already activated your subscript