Applicable Version: 10.00 onwards
To Block Conversation between Yahoo/MSN Users.
E.g.: A Contact i.e User ‘John’ and ‘Jack’ is created to block conversation between Yahoo users.
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 conversation between Yahoo/MSN users.
Step 1: Add IM Contact
IM Contact page is used to create and manage contacts. These contacts can either be Yahoo or MSN Email IDs. Any of the email id created through Yahoo or MSN are valid for creating IM Contacts.
Go to IM à IM Contact à IM Contact and click “Add” button to add a new IM Contact.
Click OK and the IM Contact will be created successfully.
Step 2: Add IM Rules
IM Rule controls user’s instant messaging access. It specifies which users have access to IM applications. Processing of IM rules starts from top and the first suitable rule found is applied.
If IM access between contacts is restricted, an access denied message is displayed in the conversation window.
Add Conversation Rule
Conversation Rule allows to configure and manage conversation rules between any of the two identities: IM Contact, IM Contact Group, User and User Group. The IM conversation between the two contacts can be allowed or blocked.
Go to IM --> IM Rules --> Conversation and click “Add” button to add a Conversation rule for Contact.
Click OK and the IM Conversation Rule will be added successfully.
Step 3: Apply IM Scanning on Firewall Rule
Apply IM Scanning on Firewall Rule through which users are going out for Internet Access.
Go to Firewall à Rule and Select LAN_WAN_AnyTraffic rule to apply IM Scanning on this rule.
Click OK and the Firewall Rule will be updated successfully.
Above configuration will Block Yahoo Conversation between user ‘John’ and ‘Jack’.
Document Version: 1.0–01/02/2012