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Internet Usage Filters
Internet Usage Filters
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Policies govern user Internet access. A policy is a schedule that determines how and when clients are able to access websites and Internet applications. At their simplest, policies consist of:
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Category filters, used to apply actions (permit, block) to website categories
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Protocol filters, used to apply actions to Internet applications and non-HTTP protocols
 
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Cloud App filters, used to apply actions to cloud applications.
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Policies let you assign varying levels of Internet access to clients (for example, users, groups, or IP addresses in your network). First, create filters to define precise Internet access restrictions, and then use the filters to construct a policy.
In a first-time installation, the Default policy is used to monitor Internet requests as soon as a subscription key is entered (see The Default policy). Initially, the Default policy permits all requests.
To apply different levels of access to different clients, start by defining category filters. You might define:
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To accompany these category filters, you might define:
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You might also define:
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Once you have defined a set of filters that correspond to your organization's Internet access regulations, you can add them to policies and apply them to clients (see Web Protection Policies).

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