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Configuring filtering settings
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Use the Settings > General > Filtering page to establish basic settings for how Internet requests are handled.
Use the General Filtering section to determine how policies are applied to users when multiple group policies could apply; specify keyword search options; and set password override, account override, continue, and quota session behavior.
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Example: search.yahoo.com/search?p=test
Use with caution. Disable keyword blocking turns off all keyword blocking, even if Block keywords is selected in a category filter.
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In the Password override timeout field, enter the maximum number of seconds (up to 3600, default 60) that a user can access sites in all categories after selecting password override (see Password override).
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In the Continue timeout field, enter the maximum time in seconds (up to 3600, default 60) that a user who clicks Continue can access sites in categories governed by the Confirm action (see Actions).
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In the Account override timeout field, enter the maximum time in minutes (up to 3600, default 5) that a user is filtered by the policy assigned to the override account (see Account override).
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In the Quota session length field, enter the interval (up to 60 minutes, default 10) during which users can visit sites in quota-limited categories (see Using quota time to limit Internet access).
A session begins when the user clicks the Use Quota Time button.
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Enter the Default quota time per day (up to 1440 minutes, default 60) for all users.
To change the quota time for individual users, go to the Policies > Clients page.
As you make changes to the quota session length and the default quota time per day, the Default quota sessions per day is calculated and displayed.
 
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Under State Server, provide IPv4 address or hostname and Port information if:
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State Server tracks clients' quota, confirm, password override, and account override sessions to ensure that session time is allocated correctly across multiple Filtering Service instances (see Policy Server, Filtering Service, and State Server).
After entering State Server connection details, click Check Status to verify the connection. Configure State Server connection information for each Policy Server instance in your deployment.
Under Bandwidth Optimizer, enter the information needed to filter Internet usage based on available bandwidth. For more information about enforcing bandwidth-based Internet access, see Using Bandwidth Optimizer to manage bandwidth.
 
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To specify an Internet connection speed, do one of the following:
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Network: When total network traffic reaches this percentage of total available bandwidth, start limiting access based on bandwidth, as configured in active filters.
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Protocol: When traffic for a specific protocol (like HTTP or MSN Messenger) reaches this percentage of total available bandwidth, start restricting access to that protocol, as configured in active filters.
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(Forcepoint Web Security only) Content Gateway can collect information about bandwidth consumed by HTTP traffic and protocols that tunnel over HTTP for use in reporting. To enable this option, mark Include bandwidth data collected by Content Gateway.
Use the Block Messages section to enter the URL or path to the alternative HTML block page you created for the top frame of browser-based block messages (see Creating alternate block messages), or to configure Forcepoint Web Security to include a link to ACEInsight on block pages.
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Separate pages can be used for the different protocols: FTP, HTTP (including HTTPS), and Gopher.
Leave these fields blank to use the default block message.
If you have created custom block pages, and want to use those block pages for all protocols, you can also use the fields in this section blank (see Creating Custom Block Pages).
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Instead, use the Settings > Hybrid Configuration > User Access page to customize the hybrid block page (see Customizing hybrid block pages).
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(Forcepoint Web Security only) When a user clicks the ACEInsight link, the URL the user attempted to access is sent to ACEInsight and a web page is displayed showing ACEInsight analysis.
The URL sent to ACEInsight is truncated, to omit the CGI string (which could include a user name or password). As a result, ACEInsight does not analyze password-protected content, and may return different results than Content Gateway.
The ACEInsight link does not appear on hybrid block pages.
Under Search Filtering, select Enable search filtering to activate a setting built into certain search engines so thumbnail images and other explicit content associated with blocked sites are not displayed in search results (see Search filtering).
The search engines for which this feature is supported are displayed below the check box.
When you have finished configuring settings on this page, click OK to cache the changes. Changes are not implemented until you click Save and Deploy.

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