Applicable to Version: 10.00 onwards
With millions of people finding themselves online, entertainment followed quickly with bandwidth-hungry gaming, chat, audio and video downloads. Productivity losses mounted in two ways. While some employees indulged in non-business application usage with gaming, audio-video downloads through peer-to-peer networks like Kazaa and more, business-critical applications suffered for want of sufficient bandwidth.
- Individual Users
- Group of Users
- Time of day
- Application based bandwidth
This document explains how to create an Application Filter Policy for blocking P2P applications for a particular user.
Block P2P applications for user ‘John’.
Web and Application Filter module subscribed
The entire configuration is to be done from Web Admin Console. Access Web Admin Console with user having “Administrator” profile.
Follow the below given steps to block P2P applications for group of users:
Step 1: Create Application Filter Policy
Go to Application Filter à Policy à Policy and click on “Add” button to add an application filter policy with the following parameters.
Here all the applications would be allowed, but some defined categories will be blocked
Click OK and the Application Filter Policy ‘BlockP2P’ will be created successfully.
Appliance is shipped with the following predefined policies for applications: Allow All and Deny All. These two predefined policies are immediately available for use until configured otherwise. You can also define custom policies to define different levels of access for different users to meet your organization’s requirements.
Step 2: Add Application Filter Policy Rules
Go to Application Filter à Policy à Policy and click on ‘Add’ button to add application filter policy rules. Click the Edit icon in the Manage column against the Application Filter Policy to which rules are to be added.
Click OK and the Application Filter Policy Rule will be created successfully.
Step 3: Apply Application Filter Policy to User
- Go to Identity à Users à User
- Select user to apply Application Filter policy created in Step 1.
- Under Policies Section, select ‘BlockP2P’ for Application Filter
- Click OK button to update
Click OK and the policy will be applied to user and the user will be updated successfully.
Above configuration will Block access to all P2P Applications for user ‘John’.
Document Version – 1.0 – 11/07/2011