Web Access Control
Control who and what sites your users can visit
Web Access Control is an add-on only for our Managed AV solution, that allows you to define policies around which types of websites the people in your organisation are, or are not, allowed to visit.
Web Access Control is a simple solution that gives your business an easy way to prevent end-users from visiting websites that may be inappropriate or distracting in the workplace – or wherever they may be working whilst using corporate equipment.
For further information, please speak to one of our team by calling us on 01905 758900, emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or, arrange a suitable time for us to call you, by filling out this form.
WHAT WEB ACCESS CONTROL DOES
- Intercepts DNS requests and classifies attempts to visit websites
- Intercepts HTTP and HTTPS (via browser extension) requests if DNS capability is turned off
- Blocks access to prohibited content according to policies defined by IT administrators
- Supports different policies for groups of devices/users, and can apply the policy only during specified hours (e.g., during the workday)
- Is implemented using Managed AV, preventing circumvention by using alternate or hard-coded DNS providers
- Does not replace any existing DNS infrastructure or settings; it intercepts and analyses DNS queries while redirecting undesired website visits to a sinkhole address
- Clearly warns the user about why they can’t visit the requested website
- Enlists easy-to-use whitelisting capabilities to handle exceptions where there is a business need
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ACCESS CONTROL LEVELS
Web Access Control provides three pre-defined levels of access control to block access to the most commonly misused website types but also allows for more personalised customisation if needed.
You can also lookup specific websites to determine which category they belong to by clicking URL Lookup. Simply type in the web address and press Enter on your keyboard. Web Access Control tells you how many categories the website is listed in and what those categories are by highlighting them in yellow. If desired, you can also add the website to your exclusions list from here by clicking +Add to Exclusions.
WHY DO YOU NEED WEB ACCESS CONTROL?
There are many reasons why your organisation might need Web Access Control. Some of the biggest examples we’ve come across are:
- Duty of Care: A requirement that a person act toward others and the public with the watchfulness, attention, caution, and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would use. Examples of this include schools with minors using computers and companies that work closely with the public and are concerned about brand reputation
- Productivity: Examples of this include retail, manufacturing, call centres, and other fields with employees expected to complete a certain level of productivity during the day